Diocesan Priest Promoted in U.S. Army and National Guard

Father Christopher Butera, a military chaplain, was promoted to the rank of major during a Sept. 13 ceremony attended by 150 of his family, friends, students, and fellow soldiers at the Curtis Armory, Allentown.

Young Adults Gather for ‘Vespers with the Bishop’ in Nesquehoning

The Diocese offers many opportunities for young adults and is welcoming to all who may wish to reconnect with their religion. It provides opportunities for them to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ, and to learn more about their Catholic faith through social, service and spiritual programs.

Because We Are Catholic: A Deacon Assigned to Minister to the Mentally Ill

Every Sunday, when Deacon Christopher May finishes with his duties at one of his two assigned parishes, he heads to Wernersville State Hospital to deliver Communion to the patients on the wards.

A Catholic Perspective on Suicide

“Making Sense Out of Bioethics” is a column by Fr. Tad Pacholczyk. He earned his doctorate in neuroscience from Yale and did post-doctoral work at Harvard. He is a priest of the diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, and serves as director of education at the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia.

Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena Celebrates Centennial as Parish

The parish was officially established by Cardinal Dennis Dougherty on Oct. 8, 1919, later to be designated the Cathedral of the new Diocese of Allentown in 1961.

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