Bishop Schlert expresses optimism that Conference Leaders will Convey Bishops’ Desire for More Accountability

At the request of the Vatican, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops today postponed a vote on a new code of conduct for Bishops, and on a lay commission empowered to investigate Bishops. The Vatican asked that the vote be delayed until after a worldwide meeting of church leaders planned for February.

Diocese statement on lawsuit

The Diocese of Allentown has issued a statement in response to a lawsuit filed today, 11/12/18. Click on the headline above to read the statement.

Holy Rosary Observes Month of the Rosary with Mass and Procession

The faithful participated in a rosary procession at Holy Rosary, Reading in observance of the Feast of the Holy Rosary.

Diocese announces Independent Compensation and Reconciliation Program for victims and survivors

Fulfilling the commitment made by Bishop Alfred Schlert and his brother Pennsylvania Bishops in mid-September, the Diocese of Allentown will establish a compensation and reconciliation program to assist victims and survivors of past clergy sexual abuse.

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

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

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