Operation Rice Bowl Continues Lenten Tradition of Giving

“The people of the Diocese of Allentown each year generously, lovingly and unselfishly give their all to Christ so that they may give Christ to all.”

Catholics urged to appeal to lawmakers in Congress to save DACA

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced a "National Catholic Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers" Feb. 26. The prelates urged Catholics, as a Lenten Action, to contact their senators and representatives urging them to vote for a bipartisan measure to preserve DACA.

Rite of Election Calls 96 Catechumens to the Church

"We are blessed because the Lord founded the Church and is calling you to be part of it. We embrace you and thank God for calling you,” said Bishop of Allentown Alfred Schlert to 96 catechumens during the Rite of Election.

Holy Family Manor Residents Anointed on World Day of the Sick

“As we celebrate the World Day of the Sick, everywhere throughout the Catholic world we are reflecting on the great Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick and the consolation the sacrament can bring,” said Bishop Schlert.

‘Protecting the Pope’ Focus of Theology on Tap Session

Father Frederick Riegler presented “Protecting the Pope: What We Knew Then, What We Know Now” as featured speaker of Theology on Tap Feb. 12 at Bar Louie in the Promenade Shops, Center Valley.

The Man Talk’ Draws 140 Men to Session on Authentic Catholic Masculinity

“God loves us and sees us as his children, not as the mistakes we make,” speaker Matt Fradd told the 140 men attending the evening presentation in the University Center.

Bishop Schlert Presides at Holy Hour With Religious Sisters

Bishop Schlert commended the religious sisters for their strength in spreading the Gospel in education, health care and social services.

Baby Shower Celebrates Life for Two Young Women

Life was celebrated in a very special way by the 40 Days for Life Community Outreach, as pro-lifers threw a baby shower for two brave young women who have chosen life.

Kraft Lecture Draws Light on Salesian Conversion of a Married Couple

Father Thomas Kevin Kraft, friar of the Province of St. Joseph USA and assigned to St. Dominic House, Nairobi, Kenya, was the main speaker at the R. Wayne and Joan Kraft Memorial Lecture.

Theology on Tap Explores Tolkien’s Connection to Catholicism

“Providence is something as Catholics we believe in. We believe God is always at work. In ‘The Hobbit’ we see valor is working for good. In ‘Lord of the Rings’ we see that everything hinges on providence,” said Father Christopher Landis, theology teacher at Archbishop Ryan High School, during Theology on Tap.