Tuesday, July 5, 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.

BREAKING: Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade in Historic Abortion Decision

The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade in a historic decision released Friday that brings a sudden and dramatic end to nearly a half-century of nationwide legalized abortion in the U.S.

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

In response to the Supreme Court of the United States issuing its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities issued the following statement:

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

Mass on Feast of St. Thomas More Marks Start of Religious Freedom Week

Observed June 22 to June 29 each year, Religious Freedom Week offers Catholics an opportunity to pray, reflect and take action to promote religious freedom to live out their faith in public and to serve for the good of all.

Catholic Marriage is a Gift, Not a Formality, Pope Francis Says at World Meeting of Families Opening

Pope Francis said Wednesday that Catholic marriage is a gift, not just a formality or rule. “Marriage is not a formality to be fulfilled. You don’t get married to be Catholic ‘with the label,’ to obey a rule, or because the Church says so, or to throw a party,” the pope said at the opening event of the World Meeting of Families on June 22.

Lancaster Catholic Falls to a Great Team in State Baseball Final

Boldly printed on the back of the warmup shirts of the Lancaster Catholic baseball team is the motto, “Win Every Inning.”

Abbottstown Scout Completes Eagle Project

On Sunday, June 19, parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Abbottstown gathered outside the religious education building for the blessing of a new prayer patio.

‘Our Heart Will Always Be Here;’ Redemptorists Withdraw from St. James Parish after 105 Years of Pastoral Care

The fruits of the Redemptorist Fathers who have served the Catholic community in Lititz for 105 years are embedded in St. James Parish and its people.

Eucharistic Procession Plants Seeds in Lancaster’s City Streets

In an impressive and prayerful display of love and reverence for the Most Holy Eucharist, 200 people walked with the Lord in a Eucharistic Procession through the streets of Lancaster city on Saturday morning, June 11.

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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