Bishop Joseph Babmera announced his plan for the future of the diocesan school system at a meeting at St. Maria Goretti Church in Laflin on January 20. "Catholic schools are alive, they're well and they're here to stay in the Diocese of Scranton," said Bambera. However, the bishop noted that despite the massive restructuring efforts … Continue reading Bishop Bambera’s Plan for Diocesan Schools
A press release from the website of the Scranton Diocese Association of Catholic Teachers: A prayer vigil and rally to support the labor rights of Catholic school teachers, who are being denied union representation in the Diocese of Scranton, is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30, 2008. The event will take place in front of St. … Continue reading Rallying for Catholic School Teachers
Well, at least for the time being. From the excellent LeaveNoCatholicStudentBehind.com, we learn that students from Holy Rosary School in Duryea will be temporarily housed in the former Seton Catholic High School building in Pittston until a broken boiler at their home building is either repaired or replaced.
During my four years as a student at Bishop O'Reilly, I often found myself gazing at the beautiful mural painted above the front doors in the school's main foyer. The painting, of course, depicts the local parishes that at one time supported the school. Of course, I'd always eye my own church a little bit … Continue reading Does heritage and tradition matter?
The implementation phase for the reorganization of Catholic schools in Lackawanna, Wayne and Luzerne Counties is now underway. The final plan for these counties was announced by Bishop Joseph F. Martino at a news conference on Jan. 17. Since that day, Diocesan officials and school principals have been working on a variety of implementation details. … Continue reading Diocese of Scranton Announces New School Names,Registration and Tuition
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If you have not done so already, please consider writing a letter to the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Pietro Sambi as well as to the Archbishop of Philadelphia, His Eminence Justin Cardinal Rigali. Share your concern for the church and for our Catholic schools. Once you have written your letter, please consider … Continue reading Letter Writing Campaign