Statement by Bishop Alfred Schlert on Vatican’s McCarrick Decision

The Holy Father’s decision to defrock former Archbishop Theodore McCarrick demonstrates the Church’s strong resolve to right the wrongs associated with past clergy sexual abuse. Click on the headline above to read the whole statement.

Diocese Names New Chancellor of Education

Dr. Brooke Cortese Tesche has been named the new leader of the Diocese of Allentown school system.

Because We Are Catholic: High School Students Serve as Pallbearers for Those in Need

A group of Berks Catholic High School students has found a unique way to live their Catholic faith by providing service to others: acting as pallbearers at funerals.

Two Diocesan Schools Awarded Platinum Status from Catholic Relief Services

Mercy School for Special Learning, Allentown and Marian High School Tamaqua were named Global High Schools for Catholic Relief Services. The platinum level is the highest level as a Global High School and the diocesan schools are two of the only five platinum level schools on the East Coast.

Bishop Schlert Celebrates Mass with Diocesan Women Religious

“What a privilege it is for me to celebrate the World Day of Consecrated Life together with you who are my collaborators in the Diocese of Allentown,” said Bishop Alfred Schlert, principal celebrant and homilist of a Mass with women religious of the Diocese on the World Day of Consecrated Life Feb. 2 at St. Francis of Assisi, Allentown.

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