STATUS REPORT ON INDEPENDENT RECONCILIATION AND COMPENSATION PROGRAM
January 14, 2020
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 removed a diocesan priest from ministry after the priest was observed at a high school wrestling tournament taking photographs of wrestlers without their knowledge.
Bishop Schlert congratulates new Bishops' Conference president
November 12, 2019
At their annual fall Assembly in Baltimore, members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops elected Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez as the new USCCB President. He is the first Hispanic American to be elected to this position Diocese of Allentown Bishop Alfred Schlert issued the following statement:
Rob Nicolella named executive director of Catholic Charities
October 31, 2019
Rob Nicolella, a seasoned administrator at Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown, has been named the agency’s executive director.
Victims of a devastating row house fire in Allentown can now receive free counseling for post-traumatic stress and anxiety from Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Allentown.
National speakers headline Diocese of Allentown's Men's Conference
October 25, 2019
The Diocese of Allentown will hold its 8th annual Men’s Conference on Saturday, November 23rd at De Sales University from 9 AM to 5 PM. There are six keynote speakers at the conference entitled “Standing firm in Our Faith.”
For the 17th straight year auditors find Diocese in compliance with child protection charter
October 09, 2019
For the 17th time since the inception of national diocesan audits seventeen years ago, the Diocese of Allentown has been found “in compliance” with the Charter for Protection of Children and Young People, adopted by the Bishops of the United States in 2002.