- Dec 10, 2019
The Diocese of Allentown says an 87-year-old priest recently said he sexually abused a minor in the 1980s.
The Diocese of Allentown, Pennsylvania, is opening a drug and alcohol recovery high school for students, combining education, counseling, and faith in promoting healing.
In Pennsylvania a grand jury has found that the Church was more concerned about preventing scandal than protecting children from predator priests in several dioceses.
Pennsylvania’s highest court on Friday decided against immediately releasing an investigative grand jury’s report into allegations of decades of child sexual abuse.
The results of a lengthy probe into the handling of sexual abuse claims by Catholic dioceses throughout Pennsylvania, which victim advocates say will be the biggest and most exhaustive ever by a U.S. state, could be made public within weeks.
Several dioceses in Pennsylvania have said they will not try and block a report from a grand jury investigation into clerical sexual abuse in the state.