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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.

Diocesan Faithful Among Thousands Who ‘March for Life’ in Washington, D.C.

Love was in the air – specifically Jesus’ love – at the 45th Annual March for Life Jan. 19 in Washington, D.C. Bishop Alfred Schlert joined scores of Diocesan faithful echoing a vibrant pro-life message by attending the march, his first as Bishop of Allentown.

Catholic Charities Announces Honorees for 2018 Gala

The 11th annual gala will support critical community services for those in need throughout Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton and Schuylkill counties.

Catholic Schools Week - 'Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.'

Catholic Schools Week was celebrated throughout the diocese January 27 through February 3 with various activities at each of the schools. 

45th Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade Highlighted in Speaker’s Personal Journey

“Abortion was shoved down on our country in 1973, and it was a bad law from the beginning. The other side knows it, and fights night and day to stop it from being overturned,” said Yvonne Florczak-Seeman, author, anti-abortion activist and educator.

Bishop Schlert Celebrates Pro-Life Mass of Reparation in Ashland

“Today we continue to commemorate the tragic Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade that legalized abortion,” said Bishop Alfred Schlert, main celebrant and homilist of a Pro-Life Mass of Reparation Jan. 21 at St. Charles Borromeo, Ashland.

Katie Hawkins, Senior Division, First Place, Stand Up for Life essay

The ongoing debate between contraceptives and Planned Parenthood has always been a dire situation, but now more so than ever.