Because We Are Catholic: In Need of Prayers? Send an Email

The holiday season can be stressful. It’s a time when some people feel the most alone, the most vulnerable, the most in need of prayer. Now, thanks to the students and staff of Bethlehem Catholic High School, a quick email is all it takes to ask for prayerful assistance.

Diocese Names Administrators and Oversight Board Chair, Sets Timetable for Victim Compensation Program

The Diocese of Allentown has retained nationally known administrators for its victim compensation program, has named a respected retired federal judge as chair of the oversight board, and has set an expected timetable for payments to begin.

Cross Country Championship Draws 575 Runners

The championship was held at St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Easton for the Diocesan Catholic Youth Organization.

‘Team Decker’ Training for Disney World Half Marathon

Since the formation of Team Decker, the family is part of “Team in Training,” that raises funds in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Bishop Celebrates Mass of Healing and Remembrance

A special Mass of Healing and Remembrance for people struggling with addiction and their families, and those who have died as a result, was celebrated Dec. 2 at Immaculate Conception, Jim Thorpe.

‘Faith and Spirits’ Upholds Worth in Being Spiritual and Religious

More and more Americans describe themselves as “spiritual but not religious” and seek to find God in sunsets and walks along the beach. While God is present in the nature he created, Dr. Carmina Chapp told faithful during “Truth: What the Catholic Church Really Teaches” that being devoid of religion, ritual and doctrine may prolong their entrance into heaven.

Changing Careers to Find Fulfillment Working in Catholic Schools

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Allentown are full of dedicated teachers and staff who are a key part of the mission to provide challenging academics and build moral character in an environment of compassion and faith.

Workshop Centers on Engaging Generation Z Through Youth Ministry

“Inspire change makers to find a project that taps into their passions and let them run with their idea,.” said Tom East of the Center for Ministry Development, Gig Harbor, Washington, presenter of the workshop.

National Appeal Supports Elderly Catholic Sisters, Brothers and Religious Order Priests

The 31st annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be the weekend of Dec. 8-9 in the Diocese of Allentown.

Because We are Catholic: Leadership Comes in Many Flavors

Students in Catholic schools benefit from challenging academics and a faith-based environment. They also are instilled with a strong focus on community service and leadership. Nadiya Sieger is one example.