News Release

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.

Catholic Charities to provide free counseling for Fountain Street fire victims
October 28, 2019

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.”

Priest removed from ministry during investigation
October 13, 2019

Father Robert Potts, pastor of St. Ursula Church in Fountain Hill has been removed from ministry pending investigation that he sexually abused a minor in the late 1980s and early 1990s

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.

Stained glass sale to feature pieces from Diocesan churches, convents
September 30, 2019

Architectural remnants from stained glass from closed diocesan churches and convents will be available for sale at St. Elizabeth's Church in Whitehall on Saturday, October 5.

Retired Diocesan priest determined unsuitable for ministry
September 27, 2019

Father Stephen J. Halabura, 87, who has been retired for 11 years, has been found unsuitable for ministry after an investigation of an incident that Father Halabura self-reported to the Diocese of Allentown.

Diocese to Host Grand Opening of Nation's First Catholic High School for Students in Recovery
August 20, 2019

Recognizing the critical need to provide spiritual, academic and emotional development for students who are in recovery from addiction, the Diocese of Allentown is ready to open the nation’s first faith-based recovery high school.

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