Faithful Foresee New Shepherd will be Proactive and Lead with Humility

After witnessing Bishop Alfred Schlert elevated to the Bishop of Allentown during his Rite of Ordination and Installation, friends, family and faithful expect the Diocesan son to steer the five-county Diocese with a gentle spirit.

Former NFL Star Wraps Up Summer Series About Faith on the Job

Mike Guman, vice president of Oppenheimer Funds and former NFL player for the Los Angeles Rams 1980-88, was the featured speaker at a presentation that wrapped up the summer series of Theology on Tap.

Combined Choirs of the Cathedral Honor Mary with Marian Concert

The Combined Choirs of the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown performed a Marian Concert Aug. 13 in tribute of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima.

Eclipse thrills, inspires viewers to admire the precision of creation

"Awesome. God's amazing," said Jane Irwin, a science teacher at Sts. Peter and Paul School in Hopkinsville, Ky.

Being legally blind doesn't hinder Catholic priest in serving his flock

A visitor attending Mass at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church might not notice anything unusual about the celebrant. But Father Bernard J. Ezaki has been legally blind since birth.

Pennsylvania town a memory, but thriving church is site of pilgrimage

CENTRALIA (CNS) -- The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church sits on a serene Pennsylvania mountain and overlooks the abandoned, desolate borough of Centralia.

St. Ignatius volleyball serves up faith and fun this summer

“It’s wonderful. We have 16 to 20 people consistently each week. It’s open to parishioners and nonparishioners so it’s cool in that sense – building community in the parish and reaching out beyond the parish,” said Father Isaac

Msgr. Wassel gifts matchstick cross to Holy Family Manor

Msgr. Wassel, now a resident at Holy Family Manor (HFM), Bethlehem and pastor emeritus of Assumption, Sacred Heart and St. Joseph, Mahanoy City, learned how to create crosses from matchsticks and began making 6-inch-tall crosses as gifts.

Where in the world is Msgr. O’Connor traveling this summer?

Diocesan faithful have taken Msgr. Edward O’Connor, pastor of St. Patrick, Pottsville, to more places than he could ever imagine this summer, and he is still traveling. It may not be Msgr. O’Connor in the flesh but an image of him on a stick has been spotted as close as the Poconos and as far away as Spain.

Seminar on natural approach to infertility highlights NFP awareness week in diocese

A seminar on the natural approach to infertility highlighted National Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness Week in the diocese during a July 26 presentation at DeSales University, Center Valley. Dr. Anne Nolte presented “Natural Reproductive Technology: A Restorative Approach to Infertility” in the Gambet Center auditorium. Dr. Nolte is a board-certified family physician with a private practice in New York City.