Bishop Schlert Celebrates Corpus Christi Mass at the State Correctional Institution-Mahanoy

Bishop Schlert talked about regardless of where the inmates came from, they are part of his flock and he brings the love of the entire Diocese with him.

THE A.D. TIMES Receives Two National Awards

The newspaper of the Diocese of Allentown, received two awards in the Catholic Press Association (CPA) 2018 Catholic Press Awards, announced June 15.

Catholic Committee on Scouting Presents Religious Medals and Awards

Twenty-six youth, one adult and the Diocese of Allentown were recognized with medals and awards at the ceremony conducted by the Allentown Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting.

Biggest danger in life is fear, settling for less, pope says

The biggest dangers are being unwilling to find a way to adapt, mediocrity by settling for the status quo, and fear, he said at his general audience in St. Peter's Square June 13.

Pope advances sainthood cause for Mexican mother, Argentine martyrs

Pope Francis issued decrees advancing the sainthood cause of four candidates, including a widowed mother of nine from Mexico, who founded groups for laypeople as well as two religious congregations.

Diocesan Board of Education Honors 25-Year and Retiring Educators

Diocesan officials and retiring educational staff celebrated careers in Catholic education.

Father John Hutta Ordained a Priest for the Diocese

“God has blessed us today with a new priest and servant. Today is a sign of God’s goodness to his people and to the people of the Diocese of Allentown,” said Bishop of Allentown Alfred Schlert.

Deacon Joseph Petrauskas Visits Syrian and Sudanese Refugees

As a new Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Global Fellow, Deacon Joseph Petrauskas of St. Columbkill, Boyertown started the new year by participating in a CRS Immersion Trip to Egypt, the spirit of which dovetails with World Refugee Day 2018, to be observed Wednesday, June 20, and Pope Francis’ Share the Journey campaign.

Sports on Sundays OK, except when used to skip Mass, says Vatican

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A new Vatican document cautions against the dangers of highly competitive children's sports, political and economic pressures on athletes to win '"at all costs" and the unsportsmanlike or violent behavior of fans.

Diocese Offers Session on Financial and Estate Planning for Women

“Learn not to be afraid,” Beth Dobis Beers, Esq., said of consulting a financial or estate planner. “People think they don’t have enough money. The whole point of us being here is even if you have $500 in the bank, you can maybe turn it into $5,000. Make the first step – talk to a financial or estate planner.”