Catholic Youth Organization Track and Field Teams Compete

“This year a record 18 teams from around the Diocese with more than 400 youth participated,” said Daniel Jones, assistant coordinator/CYO with the Diocesan Office of Youth, Young Adult and Family Ministry. 

Former St. Joseph, Easton Reopens as Divine Mercy Healing Center

The new center will be operated by the Vincentian Congregation, a clerical society that belongs to the Eastern Rite and was founded in Kerala, India. The congregation is comprised of an estimated 600 priests around the world, including approximately 30 priests engaging in ministry in the United States.

Young Adults Peruse Ignatian Spirituality at Theology on Tap

“Some movements are led by the good spirit, which is God. Others are led by the evil spirit, which is the devil. Ignatius would say to flee from the evil spirit. If you can defeat the devil head on – then do it. But if you can’t – move away,” said Father Christopher Walsh, pastor of St. Raymond, Philadelphia, at Theology on Tap.

‘What the Catholic Church Really Teaches’ Elaborates on Role of Mary

“We get to know others by talking to people who know them best. In the case of the Blessed Mother, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John knew her best. It is so important to reflect on what they say about her,” Sister Emily Vincent.

Transitional Deacon John Hutta to Be Ordained a Priest June 2

Bishop of Allentown Alfred Schlert will administer the Sacrament of Holy Orders Saturday, June 2 while celebrating the Rite for Ordination to the Priesthood and configure Deacon John Hutta, II to the person of Christ. Deacon Hutta, 29, a parishioner of Sacred Heart, Palmerton and the son of John Hutta and Diane Hutta, will become a priest for the Diocese of Allentown at 10:30 a.m. during the solemn ceremony that is open to the public.

Ryan, Brownback, archbishop address National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- This year's National Catholic Prayer breakfast took on a decidedly Kansas flavor, as Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City and Sam Brownback, a former House and Senate member and governor of Kansas, addressed nearly 1,000 gathered at a Washington hotel May 24.

Pray for families, receive an indulgence, Vatican says

Catholics who participate in the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in August or pray with their families during the Aug. 21-26 event can receive a plenary indulgence, the Vatican announced.

Bishop Schlert Ordains Three Transitional Deacons for Diocese

"Effective in action, gentle in ministry, constant in prayer – that’s the job description for the three of you for the rest of your lives,” said Bishop Schlert.

Bishop Blesses Renovations at St. Jane Frances de Chantal School

“We educate about who Jesus is and how he defines himself. He is the way, the truth and the light,” said Bishop Schlert, who was the principal celebrant for the Mass and presided at the special Marian devotion that paid tribute to the Blessed Mother as the “Queen of May.”

Alvernia University Awards Bishop Schlert Honorary Degree

“Today is a day of accomplishment, but it is also a day of aspiration. It doesn’t end here. No one stops here today,” said Bishop Schlert while celebrating Baccalaureate Mass in the university’s Physical Education Center.