Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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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.

William J. Lippe Named Principal of Delone Catholic High School

The Diocese of Harrisburg is pleased to announce that William J. Lippe has been named principal of Delone Catholic High School in McSherrystown.

Statement of U.S. Bishop Chairmen on Verdict in Trial of Derek Chauvin

“Today, a jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of the murder of George Floyd. As we receive this result, we recall that God is the source of all justice, love, and mercy.

Holy Week 2021 Masses with Bishop Gainer

Bishop Ronald Gainer invites the faithful to join him in-person and online for Holy Week celebrations from Saint Patrick Cathedral.

USCCB Addresses the Use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine

WASHINGTON – On March 2, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on...

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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