Our Lady of Perpetual Help Clinches CYO Volleyball Title

The team claimed the first place trophy in the CYO tournament at Berks Catholic High School, Reading.

Bishop Schlert expresses optimism that Conference Leaders will Convey Bishops’ Desire for More Accountability

At the request of the Vatican, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops today postponed a vote on a new code of conduct for Bishops, and on a lay commission empowered to investigate Bishops. The Vatican asked that the vote be delayed until after a worldwide meeting of church leaders planned for February.

Diocese Responds to Lawsuit Filed Over Actions of Former Priest

The Diocese has no record of the abuse allegations against former priest Bruno Tucci that were made in the lawsuit, and was unaware of them until the lawsuit was filed.

Holy Rosary Observes Month of the Rosary with Mass and Procession

The faithful participated in a rosary procession at Holy Rosary, Reading in observance of the Feast of the Holy Rosary.

Diocese announces Independent Compensation and Reconciliation Program for victims and survivors

Fulfilling the commitment made by Bishop Alfred Schlert and his brother Pennsylvania Bishops in mid-September, the Diocese of Allentown will establish a compensation and reconciliation program to assist victims and survivors of past clergy sexual abuse.

Because We are Catholic: A helping hand for a veteran in need

Rob Laubenheimer works with veterans in need at Catholic Charities in Reading.

Monsignor Baver Elected VP of Catholic Cemetery Conference

Monsignor William Baver, director of cemeteries for the Diocese of Allentown and pastor of SS. Simon and Jude Parish, Bethlehem, has been elected vice president of the Catholic Cemetery Conference, an international Roman Catholic faith network of cemeterians and suppliers.

Catholic Charities Distributes Flood Relief Assistance in Schuylkill County

Catholic Charities responded to people of all faiths residing in the hardest hit areas like Port Carbon, Pottsville and Tremont.

‘Culture of Encounter: Family Holy Hours’ Attract Families to Adoration

Family Holy Hours, aimed to help families step away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, sparked the interest of an estimated 1,850 faithful seeking to reconnect with one another through prayer and Eucharistic adoration.

Bishop asks for prayers in advance of national meeting on abuse crisis

Bishop Alfred Schlert is inviting the faithful to join him in seven days of prayer leading up to the national meeting of bishops in mid-November, at which critical decisions will be made in response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis.