‘40 Days for Life’ in York Opens with Mass at Newly-Renovated St. Patrick Church

The 40 Days for Life campaign – a peaceful and prayerful demonstration for the sanctity of human life and an end to abortion – got underway in cities and towns throughout the country this week, with members of the pro-life community taking to prayer, vigil at abortion clinics and community outreach.

In York, this year’s campaign began with a solemn Mass celebrated by Bishop Ronald Gainer on Sept. 22 at St. Patrick Church. The celebration of Mass, followed by pro-life testimony during a kick-off dinner, bolstered the faithful in their advocacy for life.

Secretary of Education Visits Harrisburg Catholic Elementary School to Promote Education Freedom Initiative

United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited the Cathedral campus of Harrisburg Catholic Elementary School on Sept. 19, along with Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, to talk about school choice and freedom of education.

Seventh-grade teacher Johnnie Hicks and his class presented a special tribute for Secretary DeVos, including a geographical lesson involving her home town of Holland, Mich. After her time with the seventh-graders, Secretary DeVos visited the younger students to help with their learning experience.