Actus formalis defectionis ab Ecclesia catholica II

I have completed my defection request correspondence and mailed it off to the Diocese of Brooklyn on my way into the office this morning.  I suspect it will hit Prospect Park West sometime on Monday or Tuesday.  I was sure to include a copy of my baptismal certificate to help the research process along, you know how these… Continue reading Actus formalis defectionis ab Ecclesia catholica II

Jesus is Alive, Well and Living in a Pizza Bucket in Scranton

Another visit to the You Gotta Be Kidding Me File...  On a snowy day in Scranton, one of the headlines in the Scranton Times-Tribune website reads "Pizzeria worker sees Jesus in sauce bucket on first Friday of Lent". Only a few days after the announcement that Monsignor Bambera will take over as Bishop of Scranton,… Continue reading Jesus is Alive, Well and Living in a Pizza Bucket in Scranton

What’s the SNAP Game Plan for the New Bishop of Scranton?

Yesterday, the Vatican announced the appointment of Monsignor Joseph Bambera as the 10th Bishop of Scranton.  I jumped right on this, I am a blogger, that is what I do.  Other people jumped on it as well.  SNAP  issued a few statements yesterday.  One of them was on Bishop-elect Bambera of Scranton. In the interest… Continue reading What’s the SNAP Game Plan for the New Bishop of Scranton?

Vatican Appoints New Bishop of Scranton

By Michael Baumann The Vatican appointed Monsignor Joseph Bambera as the 10th Bishop of Scranton. Bishop-elect Bambera is a native of Carbondale, Pennsylvania and is only the second local priest to be appointed to lead the Scranton See.  He has been running the day-to-day business of the Diocese since the premature retirement of Bishop Joseph Martino… Continue reading Vatican Appoints New Bishop of Scranton