Bishop Ronald W. Gainer

Birthday: 24 August 1947
Education:

Bachelor of Arts – St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, PA
Master’s in Divinity – St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, PA
Licentiate in Canon Law – Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy

Ordination: 19 May 1973
Episcopate: 22 February 2003

Bishop Ronald W. Gainer on the Issues

Viganò testimony

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Amoris Laetitia

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Pro-life leadership

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  • Bishop Gainer was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Pennsylvania Pro-life Federation’s annual banquet. Gainer told the crowd of 600 that Roe v. Wade is linked to “today’s deplorable moral desert” and that pro-abortionists are “out of touch with reality.” (PennLive)

Homosexuality

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Abortion politics

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Contraception

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  • In 2010, Bishop Gainer addressed the Catholic Conference of Kentucky’s Health Care Summit in Louisville. Bishop Gainer said Obamacare is “flawed in its moral foundation” due to its failure to “protect the unborn” and its promotion of “contraceptive services and education in school clinics.” (Catholic Conference of Kentucky)

“LGBT” ideology

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Liturgy

Promotes reverent liturgy
  • In July 2018, Bishop Gainer said a Pontifical Mass in the Extraordinary Form to officially open a monastery of Carmelite nuns in his diocese. He blessed the new buildings and did an extensive interview about how the Latin Mass is a powerful source of vocations. (New Liturgical Movement)
  • Bishop Gainer celebrated a Solemn Pontifical Mass for 250 Catholics at St. Joseph Church in Lancaster on May 27, 2018. The parish is home to the Lancaster Latin Mass Community and Gainer said mass to mark the 10th anniversary of their existence. (Harrisburg Diocese)

Marriage and Family Life

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Education

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