Statements and Documents

Bishop Paul Swain’s Statements and Documents


Response to Revelations of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Clergy

The current tragedy in the Church resulting from renewed allegations of child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania and around the world over many decades coupled with the allegations of the former papal representative to the Church in America and ambassador to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Viganò, suggesting a cover-up at the highest levels of the […]

Response to Revelations of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Clergy

Recent revelations released by the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania concerning child sexual abuse by clergy in many of the dioceses in that state and the lack of appropriate response by some bishops over seven decades have shocked, sickened and saddened us all. The graphic details reveal that the innocence and dignity of […]

Red Mass Homily June 21, 2018

Thank you for being with us as we celebrate this Red Mass at which we pray in a special way for the guidance of the Holy Spirit for those who serve in public office and those who make possible our legal system which is so essential to stability in society.

A Statement from Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, President of the USCCB

Cardinal DiNardo’s statement was endorsed by acclamation by bishops attending the spring USCCB meeting. June 13, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL—”At its core, asylum is an instrument to preserve the right to life. The Attorney General’s recent decision elicits deep concern because it potentially strips asylum from many women who lack adequate protection. These vulnerable women […]

2018 Chrism Mass Homily

Thank you for praying and celebrating this Holy Mass of Chrism with us. May I especially welcome and express appreciation to the deacons and religious who serve the Church and people so well in pastoral ministry and as witnesses of faith. Thank you also to the lay men and women present here today and those […]

Statements on Immigration

In light of recent debate in Congress and efforts by the USCCB and Catholic Relief Services to raise awareness to the DACA measure, I am posting two statements regarding immigration which I issued previously.  In disseminating them once again, I am fully reiterating my pastoral call for Congress to address the DACA program and to […]

Mass for Life Homily

Mass for Life, March for Life

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children Today we come together to pray on the 45th anniversary of the decision by the United States Supreme Court to sanction abortion basically at any time and for basically any reason. It is a flawed sense of freedom. Saint John Paul II taught us that […]