Catholic teens denied permission to establish Pro-Life Club at local high school

When Elizabeth Castro learned about her mother’s struggle between following medical advice to terminate a high-risk pregnancy and her desire to have another child – she set out to help ease the struggle of other women facing the same dilemma.

‘Diocesan Family Festival’ set for Sept. 24

By TAMI QUIGLEY Staff writer

All members of the diocesan family are invited to share faith, fellowship and fun at the “Diocesan Family Festival” hosted by the Diocese of Allentown Sunday, Sept. 24 at Bethlehem SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

Day of prayer and care uplifts caregivers with faith and fellowship

A Day of Prayer and Care for Caregivers was held at St. Joseph Center for Special Learning, Pottsville. The daylong event on June 24 welcomed 11 people who are caregivers for a loved one who is ill or has a disability.

Msgr. Domin wins Clergy Golf Tournament by one stroke

Winners with their trophies are, from left, Deacon Bill Autrey, Msgr. Ed Domin and Msgr. Patrick Schoenauer.

Diocesan delegates challenged, inspired at Convocation of Catholic Leaders

By TAMI QUIGLEY Staff writer

A delegation from the Diocese of Allentown was among the approximately 3,500 delegates from across the country attending the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders (CCL): The Joy of the Gospel in America” July 1-4 in Orlando, Florida.

Serra Clubs fete newly ordained Father John Rother at celebratory dinner

The Serra Clubs of the Diocese of Allentown District I-80 hosted the celebratory evening that drew 173 guests.

Catholic Youth Organization track and field teams compete for championships

The Diocesan Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Track and Field Meet was held May 20 at Notre Dame High School, Easton.

(Photos by Melissa Hess)


Bethlehem Mounted Police horses find new home at Holy Saviour Cemetery

Four Bethlehem Mounted Police horses officially moved into their state-of-the-art stable June 1 on a 10-acre parcel of land at Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem. Leading the ribbon cutting ceremony for the facility were: Msgr. William Baver, director of diocesan cemeteries and pastor of SS. Simon and Jude, Bethlehem; Tom Tenges, president of Friends of Bethlehem Mounted Unit; Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez; and Bethlehem Police Chief Mark DiLuzio.

THE A.D. TIMES receives three national awards

THE A.D. TIMES, newspaper of the Diocese of Allentown, received three awards in the Catholic Press Association (CPA) 2016 Catholic Press Awards, announced June 23.

‘Faith on the Job’ – striking a balance between faith and work

“I’d like to think that I’m not the most boring person in the world, but I do enjoy the intellectual stimulation of drafting a very complex contract,” Attorney Joe Zator began in the first installment of the summer Theology on Tap series, “Faith on the Job: Maintaining Values in the Workplace.”