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Bishops end border visit calling for urgent reunification of children

SAN JUAN, Texas (CNS) – In less than 48 hours, a group of Catholic bishops saw the faces of triumph and relief from migrants who had been recently released by immigration authorities, but ended their two-day journey to the border with a more “somber” experience, visiting detained migrant children living temporarily within the walls of […]

Press Conference Video with Bishops Available Online

 The press conference was held on July 2 with Bishop Bambera and fellow U.S. Bishops who visited the border crossing with Mexico in the area of the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas.

At Texas center, bishops join in a warm welcome for recent arrivals

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service MCALLEN, Texas (CNS) – Some had been on the road for weeks, others for days, and some entered looking haggard and sunburned with little more than the clothes they were wearing, some holding the hands of their children as a group of Catholic bishops joined a chorus of hands […]

Bishop Bambera Among Delegation Visiting U.S.-Mexico Border Crossing

Bishop Joseph C. Bambera is one of five U.S. bishops on a mission to encounter people who have entered the country at a border crossing from Mexico into Texas. The delegation from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops arrived July 1 in the Brownsville-McAllen area of Texas, one of the regions on the southern border […]

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Bishop Bambera Announces Clergy Appointments

 His Excellency, Bishop Joseph C. Bambera, announces the following appointments, effective as indicated:  PASTOR  Reverend Anthony J. Generose, J.V., to Pastor, Most Precious Blood Parish, Hazleton, effective August 1, 2018. Father Generose will continue to serve as Pastor, Queen of Heaven Parish, Hazleton, and as Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of Scranton.  Reverend Joseph J. […]

Local “World Refugee Day” Celebration Planned for Sunday, June 24

Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton is sponsoring a “World Refugee Day” event on Sunday, June 24, from 2:00- 4:00 p.m. at Nay Aug Park in Scranton (Mulberry Street entrance). The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees established World Refugee Day to commemorate the strength, courage and resilience of millions of refugees throughout […]

Statement by Bishop Joseph C. Bambera Regarding Immigration Policy

In conjunction with the visit to Scranton by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his recent statements about persons seeking asylum in the United States, Bishop Joseph C. Bambera has issued the following statement: The development of a sound immigration policy that respects both the concerns of our nation and the needs of those individuals seeking […]

Bishop Joseph C. Bambera Statement for Those Affected by Storms

On behalf of the faithful of the Diocese of Scranton, we offer our prayers for all those affected by the terrible storms that recently struck our area. Several people were injured, and significant damage to properties and businesses is being reported. We are grateful for the dedication and hard work of so many emergency personnel, […]


“For more than 100 years, the Little Sisters of the Poor have provided compassionate, loving care to countless numbers of elderly and infirmed residents from throughout the Diocese of Scranton. Although Holy Family Residence is not a Diocesan facility, the Little Sisters have tirelessly fulfilled the mission of the Church by providing for those in […]