Faith is Taught, Experienced, and Lived Daily in Diocese Schools, Superintendent says in Catholic Schools Week Message
Catholic Schools Week begins Sunday, Jan. 29. In advance of this annual celebration of all that is good about attending Catholic school, Dr. Philip J. Fromuth, Superintendent of Catholic Education, shared a message with the Diocese’s Catholic school teachers, students, and parents.
Priests in the Diocese of Allentown have turned up the heat another notch in this year’s videos for Cooks with Collars, the on-line cooking competition that raises funds for parishes and for Catholic Charities.
Groups from the Diocese of Allentown will be among the hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans traveling to Washington, D.C. today (1/20) for the 50th anniversary of the March for Life, which began as a protest against Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion across the nation.
For twenty straight years, outside audits have found the Diocese of Allentown in full compliance with national standards designed to protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, ‘A Man of Courage,’ Remembered at Diocesan Memorial Mass and Solemn Vespers
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI remained faithful to the constant teachings of the Church, Bishop Alfred Schlert said, as he celebrated a special Diocesan Memorial Mass for the former pope. The pews were filled at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena to pay tribute to Pope Emeritus Benedict, who died December 31.
Bishop Alfred Schlert will celebrate a special Diocesan Memorial Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown.
“Together with Catholics and all men and women of good will, the priests, deacons, religious men and women, seminarians, and the lay faithful of our Diocese mourn the loss of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI,” said Bishop Alfred Schlert. “May Pope Emeritus Benedict receive the reward of the good and faithful servant, as our prayers accompany his soul to Eternal Life.”
The following is the text of an Op-Ed article by Bishop Alfred Schlert, published Christmas morning in the Morning Call newspaper of Allentown.
For uplifting and informative Catholic content, in English and Spanish, the faithful in the Diocese of Allentown should explore the Catholic Faith Network that offers free Catholic television programming on streaming services, the web, and through its app.
The heart of Allentown grew a little bigger on Dec. 9 as the new offices of Catholic Charities opened at 402 W. Chew St. in the city’s downtown area. Bishop Alfred Schlert was joined by Frank Ford, President of St. Luke’s University Health Network, Sacred Heart; and Rob Nicolella, Executive Director, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown, for the ribbon-cutting ceremony that would officially inaugurate the offices.