Most Reverend Edward P. Cullen, Third Bishop of Allentown, is Laid to Rest

At his funeral Mass – celebrated on the same date he was ordained a priest 61 years ago – Most Reverend Edward P. Cullen, Third Bishop of the Diocese of Allentown, was remembered as an uncle and brother, as a pastor and diocesan shepherd, and as a man who, because of his love of the Holy Trinity, was spiritually unafraid.

Diocese of Allentown Mourns Death of Bishop Emeritus Edward Cullen

The Most Rev. Edward P. Cullen, Third Bishop of the Diocese of Allentown, died May 9, 2023, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Center-Cedar Crest, Allentown, Pa. He was 90.

Catholic Schools ‘Make a Joyful Noise’ to Raise Funds and Build Community

The Diocese of Allentown has launched the “Make a Joyful Noise” campaign to celebrate Catholic school spirit throughout Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties. Schools engage in friendly competition to raise the most funds and to get the most participation.

Five Seminarians to Be Ordained Transitional Deacons, the Final Step Before Becoming Priests of the Diocese of Allentown

Five seminarians will take the final step on their long journeys to the Priesthood when they are ordained Transitional Deacons May 20. It is the largest group of men being ordained Transitional Deacons in one year since 2003.

Bishop Ronald Gainer of Harrisburg, a Former Priest in Allentown Diocese, to Retire

Bishop Ronald Gainer, a former priest of the Diocese of Allentown, completed his retirement planning Tuesday when Pope Francis accepted his resignation as Bishop of Harrisburg.

Poverty Relief Collection Generates Grant Awards Across the Diocese

Recognizing the growing need to help people with basic necessities during difficult economic times, the Diocese of Allentown has awarded 19 Poverty Relief Grants throughout its five counties.

St. Monica Ministry Assists Family, Friends in Praying for Fallen-Away Catholics

Celeste Behe, who home-schooled her nine children, now grown, created the diocesan St. Monica Ministry, which began in January of this year. “The St. Monica Ministry offers prayerful support to families and friends of loved ones who have fallen away,” Behe explained.

Priests, With More Than 25 Centuries of Combined Service to Diocese, are Thanked by Bishop Schlert at Chrism Mass

The priests who came to concelebrate the Mass filled many rows in a large section of the Cathedral, and were joined by deacons, seminarians, consecrated religious, and a packed house of the lay faithful.

The Shadow of the Cross and the Glow of the Resurrection: A Holy Week Q&A with the Bishop

As we approach Easter, the AD Times spoke with Bishop Alfred Schlert about the significance of Holy Week and about how Catholics can make the most of this significant time in our liturgical year. 

Make Plans Now to Visit Other Churches for Prayer and Adoration on Holy Thursday

More than 75 churches across the five counties of the Diocese of Allentown will be open late into the evening on Holy Thursday, part of an ancient ritual that offers the opportunity for a mini pilgrimage of prayer.