Compensation Fund for Victims of Abuse Begins Operation

A fund designed to compensate victims for the harm done by some members of the clergy during a dark chapter in the Diocese of Allentown’s history has begun operation.  The program will be independent of Diocese and will not be funded by donations.

Because We Are Catholic: Work at Special Learning Center Inspires Conversion to Catholicism

“Working here was definitely God’s plan for me,”Bob Giba says. “It has stirred a part of my soul that I was not aware was there, and I’m happy to say that I was inspired to convert to Catholicism.”

Heart of St. John Vianney Venerated at St. Clare of Assisi

The major relic of St. John Vianney, an 18th century French priest revered for his holiness and sanctity of life, and whose heart has been incorrupt for more than 150 years, was contained in a special reliquary and venerated by the faithful.

Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

“As Notre Dame Cathedral burns, it is difficult to comprehend this tragic loss to the cultural patrimony of the world,” said Bishop Alfred Schlert. “I pray for everyone in Paris, and around the globe, who will grieve this terrible event. May Our Lady watch over all those battling the blaze.”

Palm Sunday Marks Arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem

The feast commemorates Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem the week before his passion and crucifixion, when the people paved his path with olive branches as a sign of victory and reverential honor.

40 Days for Life Director of Outreach Speaks in Lehigh Valley

“Planned Parenthood is in the business of selling abortions,” said Sue Thayer, former Planned Parenthood manager and current 40 Days for Life director of outreach.

Bishop’s Annual Appeal Kicks Off in Lehigh County

“As we come together as a Roman Catholic family of faith, we’re reminded that’s what binds us, and enlivens our faith and works,” said Bishop Schlert.

Lenten Reflection for Men: The Church Needs Your Masculinity

“The Church needs men's masculinity as much as the Church needs the femininity of women. Both complement each other and are equal in the life of the Church," said Bishop Schlert.

Young Adults Gather for ‘Vespers with the Bishop’ on Laetare Sunday

“Tonight our rejoicing comes from the depths of faith, from knowing we have a loving father,” said Bishop Schlert to the young adults at Holy Guardian Angels, Reading.

Cardinal Ribat Brings Lenten Message and Gratitude to Holy Family

“We must pray for true repentance, changes of minds and changes of heart so Lent will be a fruitful blessing in the Church,” said Cardinal John Ribat, archbishop of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, at Holy Family, Nazareth.