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 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:
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.
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.