Bishop Schlert offered this statement on Saturday, October 27, 2018 following the mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh:
The Roman Catholic family of faith of the Diocese of Allentown stands in solidarity and in prayer with the Jewish community for the senseless killings at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. We all must pray for an end to hatred and regain our reverence for the dignity of all human life.
“What do we do at Catholic Charities? Whatever we can for whoever we can,” Thomas Miller told the more than 50 people at the Northampton County Angel Society Gathering Oct. 10 at the home of Ray and Teri Bishop, Nazareth.
Seminarian Anh Do Mai’s Thursdays are filled with visiting with Holy Family Manor residents, taking part in group activities, helping transport people from place to place, assisting with spiritual activities, and getting to know them better.
The statue of St. John the Hermit was unveiled during a Mass at Holy Ghost, Bethlehem that marked linking Bethlehem and the town of Foiano di Val Fortore, Italy as “sister cities.”
A pilgrimage of 41 faithful visited Lourdes, Fatima, and other holy sites with Queenship of Mary, Northampton and its pastor, Father Patrick Lamb.
A tour of relics from one of the most quickly canonized saints stopped Oct. 11 in the Diocese of Allentown to be venerated by hundreds of faithful at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown and St. Anthony of Padua, Easton.
The following is the Diocese of Allentown’s statement on its receipt of a federal subpoena: “The Diocese of Allentown is responding to an information request contained in a subpoena from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The Diocese will cooperate fully with the request, just as it cooperated fully with the information requests related to the statewide Grand Jury. The Diocese sees itself as a partner with law enforcement in its goal to eliminate the abuse of minors wherever it may occur in society.”
Bishop Schlert said God will use the new building and turf field “thanks to your goodness, to instruct a new generation in the faith.”