For late actress Florence Henderson, Catholic faith was her foundation

"I don't ever remember not praying. Bedtime prayers, the rosary, praying for friends, relatives, for the sick and for those who had died. It was a natural part of our lives," she told writer Rita E. Piro, who interviewed the popular actress in August. The story appears in the January 2017 issue of the magazine, published by Cincinnati-based Franciscan Media.

Tapping into ‘The Problem of Evil: Finding God in Violence’

“Violence is one component in the larger component of evil, particularly suffering,” said Father David Kozak, presenting “The Problem of Evil: Finding God in Violence” at Theology on Tap Nov. 21 at Viva Bistro and Lounge, Reading.

Bishop Barres dedicates ‘Memorial to the Unborn’ at Kutztown University

“The sanctity of human life is that foundation of every other human right, and our defense and promotion of the sanctity of human life of the unborn is critical to the future of our global society,” said Bishop of Allentown John Barres Nov. 4 during the dedication of the Memorial to the Unborn at Kutztown University.

Bishop Barres closes Jubilee Year of Mercy with Mass at cathedral

“Today we celebrate the solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe and the closing of the Jubilee Year of Mercy,” said Bishop John Barres, main celebrant of the closing Mass for the Jubilee Year of Mercy Nov. 20 at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown.

‘Faith and Spirits’ charts ‘new ways’ to live in Christ

“The world is not robotic. It is constantly changing. But God doesn’t change. Our new way to ‘be’ is to constantly look at the world differently,” said Father Allen Hoffa, assistant pastor of Holy Guardian Angels, Reading, during “Faith and Spirits.”

Diocesan Poverty Relief Collection benefits ACCHS Central City Project

A grant from the Diocesan Poverty Relief Fund Collection, slated for Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20 at parishes in the Diocese of Allentown, was critical in aiding Allentown Central Catholic High School continue its outreach to low-income neighborhoods in their city.

St. Jane Vocation Day Celebration casts light on seeking true calling

Young faithful gather for the celebration to learn about following what God is calling them to be to their families, friends and the world.

Workshop focuses on ‘Calling Youth to Mission: Equipping Young Disciples’

“Give them a mission that gives them goosebumps. A mission that is noble, captures the imagination and ultimately builds up the kingdom of God.”

The art of faith shines like the sun at St. Thomas More

“At night we’d light the church then stand outside to see the windows, and you’d see this burst of color. People used to line up to see them, and sometimes the police had to come and direct them because there was such a line of people. It was new and exciting.”

Msgr. Baver elected treasurer of Catholic Cemetery Conference

The Catholic Cemetery Conference, an international Roman Catholic faith network of cemeterians and suppliers, has elected Msgr. William Baver treasurer of its Board of Directors, effective Oct. 14. The election was held during the 67th Annual CCC Convention and Exposition in Orlando, Florida.