Bishop Gainer was installed today as the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg. As part of that role, he will serve as the President of the PCC. Here are some photos of his first week in the Diocese of Harrisburg. For more information, visit the diocesan website.
From the Pittsburgh Post Gazette- Sister Judith Maroni didn’t set out to become a nun. After she graduated from the former Mount Gallitzin High School in Baden, she went to nursing school at St. Francis School of Nursing. “I had gone to Catholic schools all of my life, and all throug
From Bishop Zubik of the Diocese of Pittsburgh – With my fellow Bishops throughout the United States I urge our representatives in Congress to consider the moral and human consequences of their decisions concerning the most vulnerable among us, especially unemployed workers and
From Archbishop Chaput: We belong to one Church – a family that spans continents and centuries, bound together by a common faith in Jesus Christ. In that spirit, today I ask all Catholics in the Greater Philadelphia region to pray urgently for the Church in Ukraine and to press
• There are approximately 3.3 million Catholics in Pennsylvania • Catholic health care facilities serve more than 3 million people of all faiths annually • Catholic charities agencies serve more than 360,000 people of all faiths annually • Pennsylvania has approximately 540 Catholic s
We are naïve if we believe slavery is a subject for the history books. Nor can we tell ourselves that slavery is only an issue in foreign countries. It is estimated that 17,000 men, women and children in the United States each year are victims of modern day slavery called human traff
The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference website, pacatholic.org, has had a makeover! Pennsylvania’s Catholic news, information and action alerts are presented in a functional new design and easier to navigate format. Thank you to our followers for your patience during the transition and
I read the Catechism of the Catholic Church with a dictionary close at hand. The section about prayer (CCC 2613) uses the word “importunate” to describe two parable characters: The first, “the importunate friend,” invites us to urgent prayer: “Knock and it will be op