Diocesan Family Festival Inspires Faithful to Release the Spirit

About 800 people from all around the Diocese came out on a beautiful Sunday to celebrate Mass with Bishop Schlert, to eat the tasty specialty foods made by people of various parishes, and to recognize the achievements of students in Catholic education at the annual Diocesan Family Festival at Steel Stacks, Bethlehem.

Bishop Celebrates Mass of the Korean Martyrs in Weatherly

“We rely on the gifts of the Holy Spirit given to us at confirmation to live in the spirit of the holy martyrs and bring the light of Christ to each other and the community,” Bishop Schlert said.

Young Adults Make Pilgrimage to City of Brotherly Love

A group of approximately 15 young adults made a pilgrimage through the City of Brotherly Love as they traveled to Philadelphia Aug. 25 for the daylong event sponsored by the Diocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry (OYYAFM).

Catholic Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania Supports the Future of St. Joseph the Worker Parish

“The Catholic Foundation has put together a first-class investment strategy that ensures Catholic parishes, schools and nonprofits have income for the future to carry out their missions of faith. It has been a good financial decision to align with CFEP,” said Monsignor Robert Wargo, pastor of St. Joseph the Worker, Orefield

Diocese of Allentown Rebuts Statements by Attorney General

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro criticized Bishop Alfred Schlert’s handling of the sexual abuse crisis in a Sept. 25 visit to the newsroom of the Morning Call newspaper in Allentown. Click on the headline above to read a summary of Shapiro’s specific criticisms, along with responses from the Diocese of Allentown.

Diocese responds to criticism from Attorney General

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro gave a newspaper interview today that criticized Bishop Alfred Schlert’s handling of the clergy sexual abuse crisis. Click on the headline for the Diocese’s response to The Allentown Morning Call.

St. Jerome Regional School Blesses New Educational Facility

After months of planning, meetings and projects, St. Jerome Regional School, Tamaqua blessed and dedicated its new educational facility to accommodate the school’s growing enrollment and to improve its mission “to live fearlessly through faith.”

Pennsylvania’s Bishops Pledge Support for Independent Sex Abuse Survivors’ Compensation Program

Diocese of Allentown Bishop Alfred Schlert and the other Catholic Bishops of Pennsylvania issued the following statement this afternoon. Click on the headline above to read the statement.

Diocese Clarifies Information on Nave Lawsuit Settlement

A Florida lawyer, acting on behalf of a victim in Virginia who made allegations against Monsignor Francis Nave, sued Nave, the Diocese and Bishop Alfred Schlert. The settlement paid by the Diocese involved only the part of the suit against the Diocese and the Bishop.

Faithful Across Diocese Gather for Day of Prayer and Reparation

“I pray that the efforts of so many throughout our Diocese bring healing to all those who are hurting,” said Monsignor William Glosser.