Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Media Releases


Diocesan Statement on ‘Traditionis Custodes’

The Diocese of Harrisburg released the following statement regarding Traditionis custodes: Bishop Gainer is currently reviewing Pope Francis’ motu proprio, Traditionis custodes, and the accompanying letter, which regulates the use of the 1962 Roman Missal for the celebration of Holy Mass.

Diocese Embarks on Strategic Vision for Catholic Education

Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, and Mr. Daniel Breen, Secretary for Education and Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese, announced today the start of a strategic vision process to strengthen Catholic education in the Diocese of Harrisburg.

Diocese Reinstating Obligation to Attend Mass

Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, announced today that the obligation for Catholics to attend Mass in person on Sundays and Holy Days is being reinstated, effective August 15, 2021.

Diocese Lifts All Masking Requirements in Parishes

The Diocese of Harrisburg announced today that in continued alignment with state health guidelines, effective immediately, masking mandates for the unvaccinated have been lifted in all parishes in the Diocese.

Diocesan Mask and Capacity Guidelines Revised

The Diocese of Harrisburg announced this weekend that in continued alignment with local, state, and federal health guidelines, effective immediately, all fully vaccinated parishioners no longer need to wear masks when attending Mass.

PCC Calls for End to Experiments with Aborted Babies

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference on May 7 called on the University of Pittsburgh to stop all experiments with aborted babies and for Pennsylvania lawmakers to open a full investigation into the extent of this practice.

Informing Your Conscience in “Off Year” Elections

Elections in odd numbered years are sometimes described as “off year.” Instead of voting for a prominent national office, governor, Congress or the state legislature, we elect municipal officials and “lesser known” statewide offices. On May 18, 2021, Pennsylvanians will select or retain state justices and judges for our Commonwealth Courts.

Pennsylvania Catholic Conference’s Statement on Vaccine

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference responded on March 4 to questions that many people have asked about whether it is permissible to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Bishop Gainer Announces Clergy Changes for Diocese of Harrisburg

Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, has announced changes to clergy assignments today.

Robert A. Hopstetter Named CYO Director

The Diocese of Harrisburg is pleased to announce that Robert A. Hopstetter has been named Director of the Diocesan Catholic Youth Organization (CYO). He will begin his role as Director on May 1, 2021.

Submission Deadline

The deadline for submissions to the biweekly Notebook/Parish Obituaries listing is every other Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Please refer to the Publication Schedule for edition dates and deadlines.

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