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Bishop Alfred Schlert Rports on Progress on the Anniversary of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

The one-year anniversary of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report on clergy sexual abuse provides an opportunity for me to report on what the Diocese of Allentown has done, and what we will continue to do, to prevent abuse and to keep children safe.

Concrete Action to Prevent Abuse and Keep Children Safe

It has been one year since the release of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report on clergy sexual abuse, and during that time, the Diocese of Allentown has taken additional concrete steps – on top of the robust program it already has in place – to prevent abuse and to keep children safe.

Bishop Barron: Now is the Time to Stay and Fight

In his new book, one of America’s best-known Bishops has a message for Catholics who are thinking about leaving the Church because of the clergy sexual abuse scandal: Now is not the time to leave, but to stay and fight, on behalf of yourselves, and on behalf of those who have suffered abuse.

Compliance by the Numbers

Summary of Child Safety and Compliance Activities in the Past Year

Because We Are Catholic: Priest Answers Call to Serve in Military

Father James Harper (right) shakes hands with Lt. Charles M. Banks, Jr of the U.S.Navy after being sworn into military service August 9 in the chapel at St. Thomas More, Allentown.

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