At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, students at Holy Infancy School, Bethlehem, will be educated in a newer building about seven blocks away.
Deputy Superintendent for Catholic Education Named
February 22, 2019
The Diocese of Allentown has announced the appointment of Tony Balistrere as Deputy Superintendent for Catholic Education, effective July 1. Balistrere currently is principal of Berks Catholic High School.
Applications being accepted for recovery high school
January 28, 2019
The Diocese of Allentown has begun to accept applications for its new high school for students in recovery from addiction. Kolbe Academy, the nation's first faith-based recovery high school will open in September
Diocesan official named to National Advisory Council
January 24, 2019
Bernarda Liriano, Director of the Diocese of Allentown's Office of Hispanic Affairs, has been appointed to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' National Advisory Council
Diocese Creates New Cabinet-Level Position to Enhance Abuse Prevention and Child Protection
January 10, 2019
As part of its continuing response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis, the Diocese of Allentown has created a new cabinet-level leadership position to further strengthen its programs to prevent abuse and keep children safe. Pamela Russo, an experienced executive and licensed social worker, has been named Diocesan Secretary for Youth Protection and Catholic Human Services. She will be responsible for overseeing and improving all aspects of abuse prevention and child safety.
Diocese offering parish programs to encourage healing
December 18, 2018
As part of its response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis, the Diocese of Allentown will invite Catholics from throughout the Diocese to attend discussions, moderated by fellow parishioners, designed to encourage reflection and healing.
Diocese names administrators, oversight board chair, sets timetable for victim compensation program
December 12, 2018
The Diocese of Allentown has retained nationally known administrators for its victim compensation program, has named a respected retired federal judge as chair of the oversight board, and has set an expected timetable for payments to begin.
Bishop Schlert Makes Personal Pledge of Accountability
November 28, 2018
Bishop Alfred Schlert expressed strong support for new accountability standards for all Bishops following the recent bishops’ meeting in Baltimore. He remains personally committed to preventing abuse, to keeping children safe, and to dealing swiftly and effectively with allegations of misconduct. On prayerful reflection, he has put that commitment into writing as a Pledge to Victims and Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse.