“I offer my sincere congratulations to Archbishop-designate Nelson J. Perez on his appointment by Pope Francis as the next Archbishop of Philadelphia.
Recognizing the Diocese of Allentown’s high level of service to donors who want to divert their state tax dollars to support Catholic education, the Diocese of Harrisburg will be using the Eastern Pennsylvania Scholarship Foundation to process applications for its education tax credit program.
Visitors were invited to enjoy the afternoon visiting 10 lovely homes of Cathedral parishioners, including the rectory, all decorated for the Christmas season.
Bishop Schlert welcomed the opportunity to spend some time with the seminarians during the season of Christ’s birth, and thank them for their willingness to answer God’s call to serve his Church as priests.
Gala honorees are: Monsignor John Martin, pastor of St. Peter, Coplay; and Anthony and Mary Martocci, parishioners of Assumption BVM, Bethlehem. This year’s gala will be Sunday, March 8 at 5 p.m. at the DeSales University Center, Center Valley.
The Independent Oversight Committee has released an interim report on the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program, which is funded by the Diocese of Allentown to provide compensation for victims of clergy sexual abuse as one aspect of their healing.
Bishop Alfred Schlert has announced that anyone in the Diocese who attends the “March for Life” in Washington, D.C. on January 24 will receive a partial indulgence