A Letter from Bishop Schlert on the Grand Jury Report

As you know, there is a Statewide Grand Jury Report on clergy sexual abuse in six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania, including the Diocese of Allentown. The release of that Report has been held up because of legal challenges. No one knows how long the Report will be delayed, so I am writing today to provide you with some information on this important issue.

“The Emotions of Jesus” focus of Theology on Tap July Session

“The whole of Jesus is compassion,” said Kelly Anderson, assistant professor at St. Charles Borromeo, Seminary, Philadelphia, for an evening dedicated to the exploration of a topic deceptively simple: What did Jesus Christ feel?

Diocese Increases Scholarships Through Special Purpose Entities Program; Seeks to Dramatically Expand the Program This Year

Students in Diocesan schools will benefit from nearly $1 million in additional scholarships thanks to the first year of an innovative program that gives donors a 90 percent state tax credit for the money they invest in Catholic education.

Purchase Completed for New Building to Accommodate Growth of Catholic School in Tamaqua

After nearly 100 years at its current location at 200 West Broad Street, Tamaqua, Saint Jerome Regional School will open this fall in its new home, the former Rush Township Elementary School at 50 Meadow Avenue, Tamaqua.

Eric Armusik Brings ‘The Art of Faith’ to St. Mary, Hamburg

“It was my desire to create a truly dramatic moment when painting the Baptism of Christ. What I hoped to achieve was a delicate balance between this beautiful spiritual moment and a painting that expressed the deep emotions of Jesus and John the Baptist,” said artist Eric Armusik.

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