Mercy School Named First Special Learning Global High School

“We can all offer someone a snack every day. We can offer people a snack of friendship, a snack of love and a snack of helping one another,” said Thomas Awiapo who visited the school Feb. 21 to meet with high school students who will represent the first school for special learning to contribute to the mission of Catholic Relief Services.

‘Faith and Spirits’ Ponders Evidence Authenticating Shroud of Turin

“The Shroud of Turin always intrigued me. During Lent it is a great time to reflect on the Lord. In looking at the shroud, we are remembering Christ’s passion and living it in our hearts,” said Sister Rose Mulligan, vocations director for the Sisters, Servants of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Immaculata at “Faith and Spirits.”

Notre Dame of Bethlehem Supports Parishioner in Search for Kidney Donor

By TAMI QUIGLEY Staff writer

Scott Bedics was the picture of health until one day in June 2016 when he passed out at home, was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed to be in the end stage of kidney failure.

Bishop Waltersheid Keynotes Day of Sanctification for Priests at DeSales

“Jesus preached from the cross, the greatest pulpit of all,” Bishop Waltersheid said.

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.