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Bishops called to be humble shepherds, not lonely masters, pope says

A bishop's discernment is a "community action" that cannot disregard "the richness of the opinion of his priests, deacons, the people of God and those who can offer a useful contribution," the pope said Sept. 14 at the end of the annual Vatican training for new bishops.

Diocese of Allentown Has a Rich, Faith-Filled History

As Bishop Alfred Schlert and the Diocese look toward the future, the rich, faith-filled history of the Diocese will no doubt shine a light as a beacon of hope for the future.

Ignatian Spirituality Day of Reflection for Hispanic Ministry

A Day of Reflection on the Ignatian Spirituality in Spanish, sponsored by the Office of Hispanic Affairs was offered on Saturday Sept. 9

Faithful Foresee New Shepherd will be Proactive and Lead with Humility

After witnessing Bishop Alfred Schlert elevated to the Bishop of Allentown during his Rite of Ordination and Installation, friends, family and faithful expect the Diocesan son to steer the five-county Diocese with a gentle spirit.

Bishop Schlert: A Humble Servant Ready to Lead

Allentown’s fifth ordinary, Bishop Alfred Schlert, has deep roots in his home Diocese, born July 24, 1961, six months after the five northernmost counties of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia were carved out to form the new Diocese of Allentown.

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