Diocese of Allentown

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Mark Abrams
January 06, 2020 - 12:54 pm
The Diocese of Allentown has suspended a veteran priest from the ministry after he was caught taking photos of boys on his cellphone, without their knowledge, during a high school wrestling match. Read more here.
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Clouds are lit by the rising sun over St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Philadelphia.
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AP News
December 26, 2019 - 11:41 am
Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses have paid nearly $84 million to 564 victims of sexual abuse, a tally that's sure to grow substantially in the new year as compensation fund administrators work through a backlog of claims, according to an Associated Press review. Read more here.
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Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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August 06, 2019 - 12:48 pm
By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Investigations remain underway after 1,862 calls were made to a clergy abuse hotline in the 12 months since a landmark grand jury report exposed decades of child abuse within Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses, the state attorney general...
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St. Paul Cathedral, the mother church of the Pittsburgh Diocese
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Mark Abrams
April 24, 2019 - 3:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Diocese of Allentown has launched a compensation program for victims of clergy sex abuse, similar to one started in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia . Matt Kerr, director of communications for the Diocese of Allentown, said Washington D.C.-based attorney Kenneth...
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Attorney Gerald Williams left), of the law firm Williams Cedar, is accompanied by associates during a press conference of a civil lawsuit involving a former priest from the Diocese of Allentown.
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Steve Tawa
November 12, 2018 - 3:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia law firm representing a "John Doe" has filed a civil lawsuit against a Catholic priest, and others, named in the Pennsylvania grand jury report released in August. Attorney Gerald Williams, of the law firm Williams Cedar, names the Diocese of Allentown...
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Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks at a news conference in the state Capitol after legislation to respond to a grand jury report accusing hundreds of Catholic priests of sexually abusing children over decades stalled in the legislature.
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Mark Abrams
October 18, 2018 - 4:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP/ KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation of child sexual abuse inside the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand confidential files and testimony from church leaders, according to two people familiar with the probe. The...
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March 08, 2011 - 12:18 pm
Members of a now-closed Catholic Church in South Jersey who have taken over the building in hopes of reopening it are buoyed by a recent Vatican panel decision that could reopen several shuttered churches in the Allentown, Pa. area.
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