Twentieth Pastor, 2008 – 2013
Father Clemens HammerFather Moran is originally from a small town outside of Hershey, Pennsylvania, one of four children including a twin sister. His father’s family emigrated from County Mayo, Ireland while his mother’s family came from Reggio Calabria, Italy.
Father Moran’s studies brought him to Erlanger, Kentucky for undergraduate work at the Seminary of Saint Pius X in Erlanger where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. He returned to Pennsylvania for graduate studies at the Philadelphia Theological Seminary of Saint Charles Borromeo where he earned two master’s degrees. He also has studied Family Therapy and Pastoral Counseling at LaSalle University in Philadelphia.
Ordained in 1988, he served as a priest for the Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In 1998 he was appointed Chaplain and Catholic Campus Minister at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. Since June 2007, Fr. Marty has been the Executive Director for the Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA) headquartered in Cincinnati.
He continues to be a football fanatic for the University of Notre Dame and Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, where he played his high school football.