News Release

One year after Grand Jury Report, Diocese looks back at progress made, ahead as it rebuilds trust
August 06, 2019

It has been one year since the release of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report on clergy sexual abuse, and during that time, the Diocese of Allentown has taken additional concrete steps – on top of the robust program it already has in place – to prevent abuse and to keep children safe.

Diocese reduces staff, takes other cost-cutting measures
July 01, 2019

The Diocese of Allentown has cut operating costs and is reducing its office work force by 24 percent

Diocesan newspaper wins national award
June 25, 2019

The A.D. Times, newspaper of the Diocese of Allentown, has received an award for sports reporting in the Catholic Press Association (CPA) 2019 Catholic Press Awards

Bishop Schlert's statement on accountability measures approved by USCCB
June 13, 2019

Diocese of Allentown Bishop Alfred Schlert welcomes the new bishop accountability processes ratified by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Diocese offers to sell closed church to local group
May 24, 2019

A group working to preserve the former St. Katharine Drexel church building in Lansford has been given the first opportunity to purchase the structure from the Diocese of Allentown

Three men to be ordained priests at June 1st ceremony
May 23, 2019

Diocese of Allentown Bishop Alfred A. Schlert will ordain three new priests at a ceremony at the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena in Allentown on Saturday, June 1 at 10:30 AM

Diocesan priests get new assignments
May 20, 2019

19 priests of the Diocese of Allentown have received new or additional assignments that are effective Tuesday, June 18 unless otherwise noted

Transitional deacon to be ordained on Saturday
May 14, 2019

Diocese of Allentown Bishop Alfred Schlert will ordain an Allentown man a transitional deacon in ceremonies at the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena in Allentown on Saturday, May 18 at 10:30 AM

Bishop awards $122,000 in scholarships to 129 Catholic school students
April 30, 2019

Diocese of Allentown Bishop Alfred A. Schlert awarded scholarships to 129 students at Catholic elementary schools, high schools and special learning centers in the diocese.

St. Ambrose Elementary School to Close in June
April 28, 2019

School has only 53 students across nine grade levels