A decade has passed since a pro-life billboard was erected just before the Morgantown exit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The way the billboard came about and has been sustained is nothing short of a miracle, and Helen MacMinn is again looking to the faithful of the Diocese of Allentown to help keep the billboard in place.
Monsignor Edward Sacks has been cleared by an independent investigation and has returned to his role as pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Bethlehem Township Independent investigators determined that no abuse of any kind occurred, and that it was an erroneous allegation. The person who made the allegation has since said the accusation was made in error. The alleged victim confirmed that he was not abused by any member of the clergy.
About 800 people from all around the Diocese came out on a beautiful Sunday to celebrate Mass with Bishop Schlert, to eat the tasty specialty foods made by people of various parishes, and to recognize the achievements of students in Catholic education at the annual Diocesan Family Festival at Steel Stacks, Bethlehem.
“We rely on the gifts of the Holy Spirit given to us at confirmation to live in the spirit of the holy martyrs and bring the light of Christ to each other and the community,” Bishop Schlert said.
A group of approximately 15 young adults made a pilgrimage through the City of Brotherly Love as they traveled to Philadelphia Aug. 25 for the daylong event sponsored by the Diocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry (OYYAFM).
“The Catholic Foundation has put together a first-class investment strategy that ensures Catholic parishes, schools and nonprofits have income for the future to carry out their missions of faith. It has been a good financial decision to align with CFEP,” said Monsignor Robert Wargo, pastor of St. Joseph the Worker, Orefield
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro criticized Bishop Alfred Schlert’s handling of the sexual abuse crisis in a Sept. 25 visit to the newsroom of the Morning Call newspaper in Allentown. Click on the headline above to read a summary of Shapiro’s specific criticisms, along with responses from the Diocese of Allentown.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro gave a newspaper interview today that criticized Bishop Alfred Schlert’s handling of the clergy sexual abuse crisis. Click on the headline for the Diocese’s response to The Allentown Morning Call.
After months of planning, meetings and projects, St. Jerome Regional School, Tamaqua blessed and dedicated its new educational facility to accommodate the school’s growing enrollment and to improve its mission “to live fearlessly through faith.”
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.