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  • Cardinal Tomko, oldest member of College of Cardinals, dies at 98
    by Eric Deabill on August 11, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The oldest member of the College of Cardinals, Cardinal Jozef Tomko, died in Rome at the age of 98. The late cardinal had been hospitalized since the end of June after a fall, and he suffered further complications from COVID-19. He returned to his Vatican apartment Aug. 6 for continued care … Continue reading "Cardinal Tomko, oldest member of College of Cardinals, dies at 98"

  • Desire for eternal youth is ‘delusional,’ pope says
    by Eric Deabill on August 11, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The passing of time in one’s life is meant to be lived as a God-given grace and not a meaningless pursuit to preserve one’s youthfulness, Pope Francis said. Men and women are “apprentices of life” who amid trials and tribulations “learn to appreciate God’s gift, honoring the responsibility of sharing it … Continue reading "Desire for eternal youth is ‘delusional,’ pope says"

  • Nigerian officials say they’ve arrested six linked to Pentecost attacks
    by Eric Deabill on August 11, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    LAGOS, Nigeria (CNS) – Nigerian officials identified six suspects arrested in connection with the June 5 attack that killed 40 people at St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo. Maj. Gen. Jimmy Akpor, defense department spokesman, said all were linked to the Islamic State West Africa Province group. He said the arrests were made through a … Continue reading "Nigerian officials say they’ve arrested six linked to Pentecost attacks"

  • Bishop Bambera Announces Clergy Appointments
    by Dan Gallagher on August 4, 2022 at 5:53 pm

      August 4, 2022 His Excellency, Bishop Joseph C. Bambera, announces the following appointments, effective August 16, 2022: Reverend Andrew Amankwaa, from Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Snows Parish, Clarks Summit, to Parochial Vicar, Most Holy Trinity Parish, Susquehanna and St. Brigid Parish, Friendsville. Reverend David W. Cramer, from Pastor, Most Holy Trinity Parish, Susquehanna, … Continue reading "Bishop Bambera Announces Clergy Appointments"

  • Congress urged to ‘seize hopeful moment,’ vote to protect life, common good
    by Eric Deabill on August 4, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    WASHINGTON (CNS) – The Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade “presents a historic opportunity to reshape society for the better,” said the chairmen of U.S. bishops’ committees on pro-life activities, religious liberty, marriage and family, and domestic policy. “The injustice of abortion has loosened its grip on our nation’s Constitution,” they said in … Continue reading "Congress urged to ‘seize hopeful moment,’ vote to protect life, common good"

  • Ahead of pastoral visit to Africa, Bishop Bambera celebrates Mass with international priests from Ghana
    by Eric Deabill on August 4, 2022 at 5:14 pm

      SCRANTON – In less than one week, the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of Scranton, along with Father Gerald Shantillo, Vicar General, and Father Brian J.T. Clarke, Director of the Pontifical Missions Office for the Diocese of Scranton, will begin a journey that will take them more than 5,000 miles from home. The … Continue reading "Ahead of pastoral visit to Africa, Bishop Bambera celebrates Mass with international priests from Ghana"

  • ‘For Kids, By Kids’ food program benefits children and community in multiple ways
    by Eric Deabill on August 4, 2022 at 4:23 pm

    WILKES-BARRE – Every Wednesday this summer, young adults have been coming together inside the Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center to “cook up” something special. This week, the kids made Italian Chicken, stuffing and green beans to share with other kids in their community who might be less fortunate. The preparation and cooking is new to … Continue reading "‘For Kids, By Kids’ food program benefits children and community in multiple ways"