Pushing Back Against Evil

Any time we try to do what is right and push back against evil, any time we seek to act with resolve on behalf of what is good and true, new options open up, the air changes around us, and we contribute to renewing our world.

Bishop Schlert to Make Pilgrimage to Rome

“I look forward to joining my brother Bishops in our meeting with the Holy Father to discuss issues important to today’s Catholics, and to our Church,” Bishop Schlert said. “The faithful of the Diocese will be in my prayers. Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of the Church, the Patroness of the Diocese of Allentown, I pray for a successful and fruitful visit.”

State-of-the-Diocese Report Outlines Challenges, Shows Rays of Hope

The Diocese now has fewer priests, fewer parishes and fewer schools than it did in January 2011, and the number of baptisms, first holy communions, confirmations, and Catholic marriages has declined. These trends are similar to those in many dioceses around the country.

Because We Are Catholic: The Surprising Thing about Volunteering

Rosanne Venditto explains that giving your time to volunteer results in grace from serving others.

St. John XXIII’s Baby Food Ministry Expands with Poverty Relief Grant

St. John XXIII Parish, Tamaqua was awarded a $5,000 grant through the fund, which is made possible through a special annual second collection that will be held at Masses the weekend of Nov. 16-17. It's one of the many local projects and services funded with Diocesan Poverty Relief grants.

Sister Monica Makes Solemn Profession of Vows with Carmelites

“Now she can sing with the virgin martyr, St. Agnes, ‘I am a daughter of the Church,’” said Mother Veronica, prioress of the monastery.

Cross Country Championship Draws Record High 19 Teams

There are kids of all different talent levels afforded the opportunity to compete and have fun. I see kids enjoying themselves whether they come in first or are the last one across the line. In my opinion just finishing the race makes every kid here a winner,” said Daniel Jones, CYO coordinator.

Hispanic Ministry – Evangelizing Mission Conference: ‘Family: Sanctuary of Love’

“This conference will be of many blessings for my family. Thank you for motivating us and for giving us tools to be able to be better parents and that way reflect the great love that God has for us. I look forward for more events of this kind.” – Sara Castillo.

Veteran says 'Little Flower' kept him alive during months of bombing runs

By Dave Hrbacek Catholic News Service

NEW HOPE, Minn. (CNS) -- A German Messerschmitt fighter plane was bearing down on Don Stoulil's B-17 bomber as he flew a mission during World War II.

Spotlight on Members of the Commission for Young Adults: Christina Tran, Parishioner of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Whitehall

I remain steadfast in the faith because I know that the Church stands by the reality and truth of Christ, who came down to be with us.