A bishop's discernment is a "community action" that cannot disregard "the richness of the opinion of his priests, deacons, the people of God and those who can offer a useful contribution," the pope said Sept. 14 at the end of the annual Vatican training for new bishops.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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