News Release

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.

Principal appointed at Kolbe Academy
September 12, 2018

Diocese of Allentown Bishop Alfred A. Schlert has appointed John P. Petruzzelli as Principal of Kolbe Academy effective October 1.

Diocese to Open High School for Students in Recovery
September 06, 2018

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

Statement on arrest of Diocesan priest
August 21, 2018

The Lehigh County District Attorney has announced charges against a priest of the Diocese of Allentown

Diocese Statement on Statewide Grand Jury Report
August 14, 2018

Past incidents of abuse contained in the Grand Jury Report are abhorrent and tragic. We apologize to everyone who has been hurt by the past actions of some members of the clergy.

Diocese issues statement on State Supreme Court's Grand Jury ruling
July 27, 2018

Below is the statement of the Diocese of Allentown on the ruling by the State Supreme court on the release of a redacted report of the Statewide Grand Jury"


Bishop sends letter on status of grand jury report
July 13, 2018

Over the next few days, more than 80,000 households across the Diocese of Allentown will receive a letter from Bishop Alfred Schlert regarding the status of the Statewide Grand Jury Report.

New program means additional scholarships for diocesan students
July 09, 2018

Students in Diocese of Allentown schools will benefit from nearly $1 million in additional scholarships thanks to the first year of an innovative program