St. Anne honors its patroness, St. Joachim and the Blessed Mother with exquisite murals

Faithful entering St. Anne, Bethlehem will better appreciate the parish’s patroness, her husband and their daughter with the addition of two murals created by local realist painter Dana Van Horn.

Deacon and his wife honor late daughter’s final wish to help others

“We have all walked the journey of disappointment. But we soon came to realize a greater purpose – even though the outcome isn’t what we expected.”

Theology on Tap calls for young adults to be ‘intentional prophets’

Deacon Carlin, a former anesthesiologist at St. Luke Hospital, Bethlehem and assigned to Sacred Heart, Bath, presented “Faith on the Job: Maintaining Values in the Workplace” as part of Theology on Tap.

Allentown native Father Linus Klucsarits ordained Benedictine priest in Alabama

Bishop Robert Baker of Birmingham, Alabama ordained the parish son of the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown to the priesthood at the June 3 liturgy. Father Linus is a member of St. Bernard’s Abbey.

Discussing the challenges of ‘modern’ married saints and holy couples

Father Kraft, a native of the Diocese of Allentown now serving Nairobi, Kenya, shared more than a dozen “modern” married saints he discovered during his years of research with an estimated 100 faithful at St. Francis Center for Renewal, Monocacy Manor, Bethlehem.

Most Blessed Sacrament faithful remember Father Schneider’s legacy in his German hometown

A handful of diocesan faithful journeyed to Geinsheim, Germany May 10-17 to join in celebrating a priest who left his native land to minister to German faithful in a region that is now a territory of the Diocese of Allentown.

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.