Motto: From His Fullness Grace Upon Grace
Bio: Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, Diocese of Harrisburg.
Born August 24, 1947, in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.
Ordained a priest for the diocese of Allentown on May 19, 1973.
He was consecrated and installed as Bishop of Lexington, Kentucky, on February 22, 2003.
On January 14, 2014, his appointment as Bishop of Harrisburg by Pope Francis was announced. Installed on March 19, 2014.
Endorsed CCO as Bishop of Harrisburg on October 14, 2014.
About Cross Catholic Outreach: “The breadth and depth of your programs in aiding our poor and suffering brothers and sisters in the neediest regions of the world is a magnificent response to our Lord’s challenging words in the Gospels, ‘Whatever you do to the least of these, you do to me.’ Your close collaboration with Cor Unum, the Pontifical Council for world-wide charitable assistance, is a sign of your authentic ecclesial mission and of the Church’s solidarity with the poor.”