Bishop Alfred Schlert will administer the Sacrament of Ordination by ordaining Juan Eduardo Rodriguez a transitional deacon during the Rite of Ordination to the Diaconate Saturday, May 18 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown.
“Because we are Catholic, it is our calling to reach out to those who need it most. No contribution is too small – every dollar makes a difference,” said John Boyer, a BAA trust advisor.
The Catholic Church is committed to the pro-life cause of preventing the loss of life through abortion. Many who are pro-abortion criticize the Church another pro-lifers as caring only for the unborn child and not for the woman or the child once he or she is born. But the Church’s commitment extends far beyond the womb, to help babies and children in their young lives. And in the Diocese of Allentown, there are an array of organizations to do just that.
“Here in the early 21st century, the fight for life is on the line,” Michael Ciccocioppo told the 67 pro-life advocates gathered for a Pro-Life Town Hall Tour, one in a series being held across Pennsylvania, at SS. Simon and Jude, Bethlehem.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has revised and clarified norms and procedures for holding bishops and religious superiors accountable in protecting minors as well as in protecting members of religious orders and seminarians from abuse.
Former National Football League player Cris Carter and Joe Ashdale, a talented athlete and alumnus of Father Judge High School, Philadelphia, were on hand at the University Center to share their love of sports and their descent into drugs and alcohol.
St. Ursula, Fountain Hill offered a parish mission for its 100th anniversary in honor of Jesus Christ that highlighted Eucharistic miracles as the mission launched Palm Sunday evening, April 14.
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.
“It’s impossible to advocate for someone or a cause without educating yourself,” said Jessica McKenty, advocacy director at The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton counties, keynote speaker of the Diocesan Ministry with Persons with Disabilities half-day conference for parish advocates at St. Mary, Kutztown.