News Release

Statement on Federal Subpoena
October 18, 2018

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....

For 16th straight year auditors find diocese in compliance with child protection charter
October 09, 2018

For the 16th time since the inception of the national diocesan audits sixteen years ago, the Diocese of Allentown has been found "in compliance" with the Charter for Protection of Children and Young People

Monsignor Sacks cleared by investigation, is returning to ministry
October 04, 2018

Monsignor Edward Sacks has been cleared by an independent investigation and has returned to his his role at pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Bethlehem Township

Diocese of Allentown Rebuts Statements by Attorney General
September 25, 2018

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.

Diocese responds to criticism from Attorney General
September 25, 2018

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro gave a newspaper interview today that criticized Bishop Alfred Schlert’s handling of the clergy sexual abuse crisis.

Couples married 70 years honored at Diocesan anniversary celebration
September 24, 2018

Two couples married for 70 years were honored at the Diocese of Allentown 39th annual anniversary celebration on Sunday, September 23

Pennsylvania’s Bishops Pledge Support for Independent Sex Abuse Survivors’ Compensation Program
September 21, 2018

Diocese of Allentown Bishop Alfred Schlert and the other Catholic Bishops of Pennsylvania issued the following statement this afternoon:

Statement on Removal of Diocesan Priest
September 18, 2018

The Diocese of Allentown has received an allegation of sexual misconduct against Monsignor Edward  Sacks dating back to the 1970s when he was assigned to the former Holy Name High School, Reading.

The Diocese of Allentown issued the following statement on Sept. 12, 2018, in response to a lawsuit filed today in Lehigh County Court:
September 12, 2018

Bishop Schlert has always viewed victims as sincere, dignified, and extremely courageous for coming forward. He has always treated them with respect, and always will. For those who suggest otherwise, nothing could be further from the truth.

Statement on Ruling Exonerating Diocesan Priest
September 12, 2018

The Diocese of Allentown thanks Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams for his swift action to investigate the allegation against Father David Gillis, a priest who has been in ministry in Florida for the past 13 years.