Pennsylvania’s Bishops Pledge Support for Independent Sex Abuse Survivors’ Compensation Program

Diocese of Allentown Bishop Alfred Schlert and the other Catholic Bishops of Pennsylvania issued the following statement this afternoon. Click on the headline above to read the statement.

Questions for the Bishop

Question: My husband and I were married by a priest who appears in the grand jury report and is now defrocked. Have we been ‘living in sin’ all these years? Answer: It is understandable that this question may arise. The fact is that the graces of all of the Sacraments including marriage come from Jesus, the Great High Priest. Click on the headline above to read the whole answer.

Diocese Clarifies Information on Nave Lawsuit Settlement

A Florida lawyer, acting on behalf of a victim in Virginia who made allegations against Monsignor Francis Nave, sued Nave, the Diocese and Bishop Alfred Schlert. The settlement paid by the Diocese involved only the part of the suit against the Diocese and the Bishop.

Faithful Across Diocese Gather for Day of Prayer and Reparation

“I pray that the efforts of so many throughout our Diocese bring healing to all those who are hurting,” said Monsignor William Glosser.

Statement on Removal of Diocesan Priest

The Diocese of Allentown has received an allegation of sexual misconduct against Monsignor Edward Sacks dating back to the 1970s when he was assigned to the former Holy Name High School, Reading.

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