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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.

Church Sexual Abuse Incidents Have Declined in Recent Decades

Incidents of clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church have declined sharply since their peak in the 1970s and 1980s, according to two national studies.

Questions for the Bishop

Question: How is the culture of acceptance of sexual abuse being managed and changed within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church?  Answer:The Diocese of Allentown does not tolerate a culture of acceptance... Click on the headline above to read the whole answer.

Response to lawsuit: Diocese already has reported allegations to law enforcement

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the eight Catholic Dioceses in Pennsylvania demanding that they release information about allegations of clergy sexual abuse. The Diocese of Allentown already has reported to law enforcement every allegation of clergy sexual abuse of which it is aware, and the Diocese published a list of all Diocesan Priests against whom there have been credible allegations of abuse of minors. Click on headline above for link to list.

Diocese to Open First Catholic Addiction and Recovery High School in Nation

The Diocese of Allentown will set national precedent in fall 2019 by establishing a Catholic high school for students battling addiction and participating in recovery from substance and alcohol abuse.

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