Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Lucky Us!

Well, you all know how I LOVE to break news.

So here it is:

Father Charles Connor, recently the pastor of St. Peter's Cathedral in Scranton has been reassigned to my parish - St. Patrick's in Wilkes-Barre. Oh. St. Boniface too. But that doesn't matter cuz it'll be closing soon.

Father Charles P. Connor, the Historian of the Diocese of Scranton, received his early education in Saint Rose School, Carbondale, Penna. He is a graduate of the University of Scranton, where he also received his Master's Degree in United States History. In 1979, he received his PH.D, in United States History from Fordham University, New York City.
He served as Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Scranton, and his articles have appeared in numerous scholarly journals and Catholic publications. His column OUR CATHOLIC HERITAGE appears in each issue of The Catholic Light, official newspaper of the Diocese of Scranton. Two of his books have been published by Ignatius Press, San Francisco: Classic Catholic Converts in 2001, and DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH IN WORD AND DEED in 2003.
Father has co-produced several series for the Eternal Word Television Network, including: The History of the Catholic Church in the United States, Historic Catholic Converts, Defenders of Faith in Word and Deed, Doctors of the Church, The Catholic Priesthood through the Ages, Therese of Lisieux: The Saint for the Third Millennium, and most recently, The Sacraments through the Ages. He has appeared several times as the guest of Mother Angelica on her nationally syndicated program, MOTHER ANGELICA LIVE, as well as with Marcus Grodi on the Journey Home, and THE WORLD OVER, E.W.T.N's national news program.
Father Connor received a PH.D in Philosophy from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium, and an S.T.B and M.A. in Theology from the Gregorian and Angelicum Universities in Rome, where he received his priestly formation at the North American College.
Ordained a priest of the Diocese of Scranton in 1990, he served for ten years as Assistant Pastor of Saint Patrick's Parish in Scranton. He has served as Pastor of Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Susquehanna, Penna., and Saint Rose of Lima Parish in Carbondale, Penna.

Most recently he was the pastor at Saint Peter's Cathedral in Scranton.

Hopefully he will be with us for a good long time, smacking down heretics.


RD said...

Any word on who'll be taking Fr. Connor's place as Cathedral rector?

The Rockin' Traddy said...

Actually, yes. My source at the diocese says Msgr. David Bohr will be the new rector of the Cathedral. He just returned from Rome a year or so ago after serving on the faculty at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. Should be a good match.