Delone Catholic Plays in Its Third Straight District 3 Final

Weather many times gets little attention when determining a football game, but on a rainy, raw night at J.T. Flaherty Field at Delone Catholic High School in McSherrystown, the sloppy conditions gave both top-seeded Delone Catholic and Steel High fits all night in the 1A District 3 championship.
It marked the third year in a row that the Squires have made the finals coming up a whisker short in 2018 to York Catholic and then to Upper Dauphin last year. And it was Steel High who came out sluggish, turning the football over twice early which led to an early Squire touchdown. Delone Catholic had a chance to put the Rollers in a deep hole after a second turnover gave Delone a short field. But the Rollers got a key defensive stop and drove the field to knot the score at 7-7 at the end of the first quarter.

Vatican Secretariat of State Provides Context of Pope Francis Civil Union Remark

The Vatican’s Secretary of State has asked papal representatives to share with bishops some clarifications regarding comments on civil unions made by Pope Francis in a recently released documentary, according to the apostolic nuncio to Mexico.

The clarifications explain that the pope’s comments do not pertain to Catholic doctrine regarding the nature of marriage as a union between one man and one woman, but to provisions of civil law.

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.

Food, Beauty and Genuineness of Faith: Virtual Conference Welcomes Women to their Place at the Table

God’s love symbolized in cheesecake and bacon, the beauty and strength of women, and the genuineness of faith were among the topics of this year’s Diocesan Women’s Conference, “Catholic Women: Our Place at the Table.”

Streamed live from the Diocesan Conference Center in Harrisburg Oct. 17, the virtual event yielded a feast of themes for women, with engaging presentations and real talk about life’s joys and sorrows.

City of Lancaster Bestows Lifetime Achievement Award on Father Wolfe in Recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month

In recognition of nearly 25 years of service to the people of his parishes and greater community, the City of Lancaster honored Father Allan Wolfe with its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award at the Oct. 13 meeting of City Council.

Father Wolfe is the pastor of San Juan Bautista and St. Joseph Parishes in Lancaster. He will become pastor of Corpus Christi Parish in Chambersburg and Our Lady of Refuge Mission in Doylesburg, effective Oct. 26.

Trinity Golfers Make Bold Statement at States

There is an old sign just outside Latrobe, Pennsylvania, the hometown of the late, great Arnold Palmer that quotes the golfer: “You must play boldly to win.”

Trinity’s James Ulsh, a junior, took that to heart at the 87th PIAA golf championships at Heritage Hills in York on Oct. 19 – a beautiful autumn day with enough breeze to make players judge its effect.