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Statement Regarding Credibly Accused Individuals 

The Diocese of Scranton has disclosed the names of all credibly accused individuals to authorities, the public and the press since 2010. More than listing the accused individuals, the Grand Jury report will include a detailed overview of the cases involving clergy who served in any of the six dioceses, including the Diocese of Scranton. Upon public release of the Grand Jury report, Bishop […]

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Bishop Bambera Announces Clergy Appointment

His Excellency, Bishop Joseph C. Bambera, announces the following appointment, effective as indicated:  DEAN Reverend Gerard M. McGlone has been appointed Dean of the Carbondale Deanery, effective June 25, 2018.

Bishop Bambera’s Schedule

July 24-26 – CADEIO-SEIA Summer Institute, Washington, D.C. July 26 – Closing Mass, Saint Ann’s Novena, Saint Ann’s Basilica, Scranton, 7:30 p.m. August 4 – Catholic Charismatic Renewal Mass, University of Scranton, 3:15 p.m. August 5 – Mass – Saint Augustine Church, Diocese of Scranton 150th Anniversary, (Oldest Church in the Diocese of Scranton), Silver […]

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 […]

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 […]