Diocese of Allentown Has a Rich, Faith-Filled History

As Bishop Alfred Schlert and the Diocese look toward the future, the rich, faith-filled history of the Diocese will no doubt shine a light as a beacon of hope for the future.

Ignatian Spirituality Day of Reflection for Hispanic Ministry

A Day of Reflection on the Ignatian Spirituality in Spanish, sponsored by the Office of Hispanic Affairs was offered on Saturday Sept. 9

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.

Bishop Schlert: A Humble Servant Ready to Lead

Allentown’s fifth ordinary, Bishop Alfred Schlert, has deep roots in his home Diocese, born July 24, 1961, six months after the five northernmost counties of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia were carved out to form the new Diocese of Allentown.

Native Son Ordained, Installed as Fifth Bishop of Allentown

"In less than three weeks, I will celebrate the 30th anniversary of being ordained a priest in this very cathedral. I cannot but marvel at God's mysterious ways that led me back today to the same spot to be ordained a Bishop to serve a Diocese I love so much. I feel humbled yet honored to serve the same people who nurtured my vocation," said Bishop Schlert.

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.