“The Holy Father reminds us of our shared responsibility to be good stewards of the earth which God created for us to properly use and protect. In his decision to maintain the discipline of celibacy, even in remote parts of the world like the Amazon, the Holy Father emphasizes the need to foster native vocations to the Priesthood, greater missionary activity, and persistent prayers for vocations to the Priesthood.”
Lay Dominicans study Scripture, Church teachings and contemporary issues in light of the Catholic faith, and then share what they learn for the salvation of souls – in their workplaces, schools, homes, local communities and especially within their our own parishes.
The “My Pantry” software application won its inventors an award from their local congressmen. Now they’ll be going to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to show off their work at a gathering of other congressional award winners from across the nation.
In response to this disaster, Bishop Schlert has asked that each parish in the Diocese take up a collection between now and March 15 to provide relief for Puerto Rico. The funds contributed to this collection will be forwarded to Catholic Relief Services to be administered by them.
The 40 schools and nearly 1,000 faculty and staff of the Diocese of Allentown celebrated Catholic Schools Week Jan. 26-Feb. 1 with open houses, Masses, recognition events and lots of fun activities.