The Catholic Witness is the official newspaper of the Diocese of Harrisburg. It was established in 1966 by Bishop George L. Leech.
In a letter to the priests and people of the diocese, Bishop Leech said that Jesus’ last and most precious words spoken on earth were, “You shall be witnesses for me…”
“Dearly beloved, like Peter and the Apostles who bore the proud name of Christian, we are called and commanded to be witnesses for Christ in our own modern and fleeting day – pope, bishop, priest and layman, precisely because in Baptism we have been incorporated into Christ.”
– Bishop Leech