Bishop Announces Restructuring of Office of Vocations

To enhance and prioritize the mission of the office, Bishop Schlert has named Father Mark Searles as the Director of Vocations Promotion and Father Christopher Butera as the Director of Seminarian Formation.

Former Atheist Brings Sacred Relics to Diocese of Allentown

Relics are divided into three classes: first class – a part of the person’s body, for example blood, hair or bones; second class – an article touched by the person or touched directly to part of his or her body; and third class – something touched by a saint.

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz Encourages a ‘Theology of Abundance’ at Parish Stewardship Day

“Good efforts always change three persons. It changes the person who benefits. It changes the donor because the individual becomes generous and is never the same. It changes you and me when we ask someone in the right way,” said Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky.

Five years a pope: Francis' focus has been on outreach

"Evangelizing presupposes a desire in the church to come out of herself," he had told the cardinals just days before the conclave that elected him. "The church is called to come out of herself and to go to the peripheries, not only geographically, but also the existential peripheries: the mystery of sin, of pain, of injustice, of ignorance and indifference to religion, of intellectual currents and of all misery."

Diocesan CYO Basketball Championship

St. Joseph the Worker high school boys, St. Thomas More teams score top finishes.

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