Sunday is the first World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, established as an annual event by Pope Francis.
Going forward, the day will be celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July.
Bishop Schlert has issued a pastoral letter to the faithful of the Diocese of Allentown on resuming the obligation for Catholics to attend Sunday Mass on August 15, 2021. Read the full letter here.
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Allentown will continue moving toward normal operations this fall by lifting the face covering requirement for students, teachers and staff.
At their national meeting, American Bishops voted in favor of drafting a teaching document on the meaning of the Holy Eucharist in the life of the Church. The draft will be created over the coming months and considered for approval when the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops next meets in November.
As the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is preparing to meet this week, the topic of Eucharistic Consistency will be among items discussed as American bishops consider a "National Eucharistic Revival".