Saturday, July 20, 2024

About the Catholic Witness

The Catholic Witness is the official newspaper of the Diocese of Harrisburg. In a letter to the priests and people of the diocese, Bishop Leech said that Jesus’ last and most precious words spoken on earth were, “You shall be witnesses for me…”

“Dearly beloved, like Peter and the Apostles who bore the proud name of Christian, we are called and commanded to be witnesses for Christ in our own modern and fleeting day – pope, bishop, priest and layman, precisely because in Baptism we have been incorporated into Christ.” - Bishop Leech

He said that it was obvious that the newspaper should be called The Catholic Witness because the paper would be one more means of discharging the duty of teaching, guiding and feeding the flock of Christ. He also said, “The Catholic Witness will be of personal and practical help as we try to be loyal and true witnesses for Christ in our daily living, spiritual and temporal, in private and in public.”

Newspaper Contacts

4800 Union Deposit Road
Harrisburg PA 17111-3710

Jen Reed

Managing Editor
Office: 717-657-4804 x209

Chris Heisey

Photojournalist, Photo Reprints
Office: 717-657-4804 x205