Wednesday, July 6, 2022

U.S. Bishops Disappointed by Supreme Court’s Climate Regulation Ruling

The U.S. bishops say they are disappointed by a Supreme Court ruling which limits the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

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Media Releases

USCCB Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson

Bishop Gainer Releases Statement in Response to SCOTUS Ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Today, Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court of the United States’ ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:
Pope Francis Launches Two-Year Synodal Path with Call to ‘Encounter, Listen, and Discern’

Bishop Gainer to Celebrate Closing Mass for Synod on Synodality

Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, will celebrate a Mass to close the Diocesan phase of the Synod on Synodality at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Holy Name of Jesus Church, Harrisburg.

Bishop Gainer Announces Clergy Changes for Diocese of Harrisburg

Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, announced changes to clergy assignments today. These changes will take effect June 20, 2022. Every year Bishop Gainer works with the Priest Personnel Board to make assignment decisions for the Diocesan clergy, in an effort to meet the needs of our parishes and fulfill the mission of the Church.

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Bishop's Reflections

Bishop Gainer’s Letter on the Eucharistic Revival

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.” John 6:54-55

Bishop Gainer’s Letter on the Catholic Communication Campaign

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This month, our Diocese will take up the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) collection. As I reflect back on the past several years, the past two in particular, the role communications has played in our Diocese and our parishes has certainly evolved.

Bishop Gainer’s Pentecost Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we near the end of the 50 day Easter season and approach Pentecost, I am reminded of our Lord’s words in John’s Gospel when He said, “Peace be with you.

Bishop Gainer’s Easter Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Christ is Risen! Alleluia! These words of celebration are heard many times throughout the Easter season, but they were not the initial reaction experienced that Resurrection morning.

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Upcoming Events

Festivals & Picnics

It's summertime, and that means parish festivals! Enjoy food, games, raffles, live music and camaraderie at the many parish festivals taking place throughout the Diocese in the coming weeks. Check back often, as more festivals will be added when their information is received.

Holy Week 2022 Liturgies with Bishop Ronald Gainer

Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, invites the faithful to join him in-person and via live stream for Holy Week celebrations from Saint Patrick Cathedral.

Lenten Penance Services throughout the Diocese

Penance Services are taking place in churches across the Diocese this Lent, in preparation for the celebration of Easter. The following is a list of services that parishes submitted to The Catholic Witness.


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