Because We are Catholic: A helping hand for a veteran in need

Rob Laubenheimer works with veterans in need at Catholic Charities in Reading.

Monsignor Baver Elected VP of Catholic Cemetery Conference

Monsignor William Baver, director of cemeteries for the Diocese of Allentown and pastor of SS. Simon and Jude Parish, Bethlehem, has been elected vice president of the Catholic Cemetery Conference, an international Roman Catholic faith network of cemeterians and suppliers.

Catholic Charities Distributes Flood Relief Assistance in Schuylkill County

Catholic Charities responded to people of all faiths residing in the hardest hit areas like Port Carbon, Pottsville and Tremont.

‘Culture of Encounter: Family Holy Hours’ Attract Families to Adoration

Family Holy Hours, aimed to help families step away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, sparked the interest of an estimated 1,850 faithful seeking to reconnect with one another through prayer and Eucharistic adoration.

Bishop asks for prayers in advance of national meeting on abuse crisis

Bishop Alfred Schlert is inviting the faithful to join him in seven days of prayer leading up to the national meeting of bishops in mid-November, at which critical decisions will be made in response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis.

Faithful Recall Father Walter Ciszek’s Kindness of Heart During Imprisonment

“Today we look at Father Walter Ciszek’s steadfastness to the Gospel while living in a harsh environment. So much of his example is needed today because, we too, are living in a harsh time,” said Bishop of Allentown Alfred Schlert, during a special Mass imploring prayers for the advancement of the diocesan native and Jesuit priest’s cause for canonization.

Because We Are Catholic: 'When you give from the heart, you reap the benefits’

Volunteer Betty Milore has been generous with her time over the years directing a food pantry, teaching Catechism, and contributing to other worthy causes in Schuylkill County.

Bishop Blesses New Early Learning Center at Immaculate Conception

“Today we begin a new chapter of Catholic education in the Slate Belt with the dedication of this new building, which will provide learning experiences for young students,” Monsignor York said.

Bishop Schlert offered this statement on Saturday, October 27, 2018 following the mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh:

The Roman Catholic family of faith of the Diocese of Allentown stands in solidarity and in prayer with the Jewish community for the senseless killings at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. We all must pray for an end to hatred and regain our reverence for the dignity of all human life.

Angel Society Celebrates Catholic Charities in Northampton County

“What do we do at Catholic Charities? Whatever we can for whoever we can,” Thomas Miller told the more than 50 people at the Northampton County Angel Society Gathering Oct. 10 at the home of Ray and Teri Bishop, Nazareth.