Governor Tom Corbett releasing this statement: “During the past two years I had the pleasure and privilege of knowing and working with His Excellency, Bishop McFadden. He combined a scholar’s understanding of scripture with a compassion and understanding of the value of every human. He brought these qualities to bear in guiding the Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, and in setting an example for all people of all faiths. Susan and I offer our sympathy to the bishop’s family and to the wider church family that mourn his passing and celebrate his life and ministry.”
U.S. Senator Pat Toomey has released this statement following the death of Bishop Joseph P. McFadden. “Kris and I are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Bishop McFadden. A native of Philadelphia, the Bishop was called to serve whether he was coaching basketball or ministering to many of us as the Tenth Bishop of Harrisburg.
“His love, caring, and spiritual guidance will be missed by all who benefited from his wisdom over the years.”
U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the passing of Bishop Joseph P. McFadden of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg: “I was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Bishop McFadden. I worked with him closely through the years on a number of issues. He was a forceful advocate, an effective leader and a much beloved shepherd for the people of Harrisburg, Philadelphia and all of Pennsylvania. I join the Diocese of Harrisburg in mourning the passing of a good man.”