Student essays affirm value of human life at every stage

A collaboration between the Secretariat for Catholic Life and Evangelization and the Knights of Columbus, the essay contest garnered more than 600 submissions from middle and high school students throughout the Diocese.

Stand up for Life First Place Senior Division winning essay

Katherine Joyce Blue Mountain High School St. Patrick Parish, Pottsville

Stand up for Life First Place Junior Division winning essay

Megan Reaman St. Jerome Regional School, Tamaqua St. Joseph Parish, Summit Hill

Bishop Schlert's Statement on New Archbishop of Philadelphia

“I offer my sincere congratulations to Archbishop-designate Nelson J. Perez on his appointment by Pope Francis as the next Archbishop of Philadelphia.

Diocese recognized for its expertise in processing education tax credit scholarships

Recognizing the Diocese of Allentown’s high level of service to donors who want to divert their state tax dollars to support Catholic education, the Diocese of Harrisburg will be using the Eastern Pennsylvania Scholarship Foundation to process applications for its education tax credit program.

Cathedral rectory among the stops on Christmas House Tour

Visitors were invited to enjoy the afternoon visiting 10 lovely homes of Cathedral parishioners, including the rectory, all decorated for the Christmas season.

Seminarians gather for Christmas, reflect on their vocations

Bishop Schlert welcomed the opportunity to spend some time with the seminarians during the season of Christ’s birth, and thank them for their willingness to answer God’s call to serve his Church as priests.

Honorees announced for 2020 Catholic Charities Gala

Gala honorees are: Monsignor John Martin, pastor of St. Peter, Coplay; and Anthony and Mary Martocci, parishioners of Assumption BVM, Bethlehem. This year’s gala will be Sunday, March 8 at 5 p.m. at the DeSales University Center, Center Valley.

Status Report on Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program

The Independent Oversight Committee has released an interim report on the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program, which is funded by the Diocese of Allentown to provide compensation for victims of clergy sexual abuse as one aspect of their healing.

‘Lunch and Learn’ About Ministries with Catholic Women’s Society of Giving

The society enables women and girls to band together to make a positive impact on their communities.