“Bishop Ronald Gainer’s appointment to the Diocese of Harrisburg is a wonderful source of joy for the Church in Pennsylvania. He’s exactly the man to carry on the spirit and work of the late Bishop Joseph McFadden, while adding a whole new dimension and energy to the task.
A native Pennsylvanian and a graduate of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Bishop Gainer already has a keen sense of life in the Commonwealth, the issues facing the Church here, and the importance of the people and civic institutions of Harrisburg and central Pennsylvania. He’ll be a great voice for the poor, the unborn, quality education and the faith of the Catholic community. I welcome him enthusiastically as a brother, and I ask people of good will across the state to do the same.”
+Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Archbishop of Philadelphia
Kenneth A. Gavin
Director of Communications