God’s Grace Leads Former Priest of the Episcopal Church to Ordination for the Diocese of Harrisburg

Father William Barbee’s grace-filled journey came to its long-awaited destination on Oct. 24 with his ordination to the Diocesan priesthood.

A husband, father, grandfather and former minister in the Church of Christ and priest in the Episcopal Church, Father Barbee became a Diocesan priest through the Laying of Hands by Bishop Ronald Gainer and the Prayer of Ordination, celebrated during the Rite of Ordination at St. Patrick Cathedral in Harrisburg.

Knights of Columbus Founder to be Beatified October 31

Father Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus Catholic fraternal organization, will be beatified on October 31 in Hartford, Connecticut.

A miracle credited to the intercession of Father McGivney was approved by the Vatican and announced by Pope Francis on May 27. A child who was diagnosed as terminally ill in the womb was miraculously healed following prayers for the intercession of Father McGivney.