On Friday, July 16, 2021, Pope Francis issued the Apostolic Letter Traditionis Custodes; On the Use of the Roman Liturgy Prior to the Reform of 1970..
Bishop Mark has announced the return of the Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown beginning August 15, 2021.
Bishop Bartchak wishes to advise the faithful of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown...
It has come to my attention that some people are concerned that I joined a number of other Bishops in asking that discussion and work on the topic of Eucharistic worthiness be postponed until the full body of Bishops is able to meet in person...
Bishop Mark continues to waive the obligation to attend Mass.
The Bishop has directed that parishes may resume many regular activities beginning on Memorial Day. However, masking requirements remain in place for Masses and other indoor activities.
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“The approval of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in the United States again raises questions about the moral permissibility of using vaccines developed, tested, and/or produced with the help of abortion-derived cell lines."
Rite of Election and Confirmation to be celebrated at parishes, rather than regionally.
Answers to Key Ethical Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines