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. 

Chloe Palm-Rittle, Junior Division, First Place, Stand Up for Life essay

Abortion sends the wrong message to society by showing that the killing of the weak, and killing in general, is acceptable in our everyday world. The Catholic Church has made it clear that it believes that abortion, and any other type of killing, is unacceptable, and does not follow God’s laws (John Paul II).

Stand Up for Life’ Student Essays Promote Pro-Life Culture

“Today I am not just talking about Roe v. Wade that made abortion legal in every state or the legalization of birth control. I am talking about the insidious prejudice that has invaded the hearts and minds of good people,” said Father Ezaki.

Forty Hours Help Inspire Vocations at Allentown Central Catholic

“The key thing about adoration is trying to be counter-cultural in a noisy world. The Church offers this to us to strengthen the Body of Christ,” Father Gribowich said.

Priest Shares Stories of Working With St. Teresa of Calcutta

When Msgr. Mannion first met Mother Teresa, he was volunteering as a student in a Prenestina, a poor area of Rome, in the 1960s and ’70s. The locals suggested he meet the Indian sisters who were serving there, so he did. It wasn’t long after that one of the sisters, Sister Victoria, told him that their Mother Superior was coming to Rome and needed to be picked up.

Diocesan Priests Inspired by ‘Grandeur of God’ Hiking the Grand Canyon

“Hiking into the Grand Canyon is like being swallowed up in the grandeur of God,” Father Gibbons said.

Fall Is Championship Season for Many Diocesan Schools

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” These words of Vince Lombardi – who knew a little something about winning – can be seen shining in teams throughout the Diocese of Allentown, who have achieved celebrated successes and given their best in this year’s fall sports season.