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The Morning Call
St. Ann Church in Emmaus names new pastorEdward Coyle's appointment was announced during Masses this weekend, and he wil
St. Ann Church in Emmaus names new pastor
The Morning Call / Posted 6 hours ago
Edward Coyle's appointment was announced during Masses this weekend, and he will begin at the church on Oct. 4, said Matt Kerr, a spokesman for the Diocese of Allentown. Coyle, 62, is the current pastor of Most Blessed Sacrament in Bally,... Read more
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Times News
Canon lawyer provides voice for parishionerscried with them over the loss of their church.” A spokesman for the diocese ad
Canon lawyer provides voice for parishioners
Times News / Posted yesterday
cried with them over the loss of their church.” A spokesman for the diocese addressed Kuenstler’s concerns in an email. Matt Kerr said that the diocese never refuses to give out a copy of an official decree. However they usually give out a... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Annulment cases in Diocese of Scranton on riseprocessing fee is no longer required,” Genello said. The numbers remain even i
Annulment cases in Diocese of Scranton on rise
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 5 days ago
processing fee is no longer required,” Genello said. The numbers remain even in the neighboring Diocese of Allentown, said Matt Kerr, a diocesan spokesman. The diocese received 114 annulment cases so far this year, he said, and is on track to have... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Scranton among dioceses in sex abuse probereported immediately to the proper civil authorities.” An Erie spokeswoman als
Scranton among dioceses in sex abuse probe
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
reported immediately to the proper civil authorities.” An Erie spokeswoman also confirmed a subpoena. Allentown spokesman Matt Kerr said Friday the diocese would have no further comment beyond the statement it released Thursday. It read in part:... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
News - The Times-Tribunereported immediately to the proper civil authorities.” An Erie spokeswoman als
News - The Times-Tribune
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
reported immediately to the proper civil authorities.” An Erie spokeswoman also confirmed a subpoena. Allentown spokesman Matt Kerr said Friday the diocese would have no further comment beyond the statement it released Thursday. It read in part:... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Scranton Diocese part of grand jury sex abuse probeto the proper civil authorities.” A Diocese of Erie spokeswoman also confirmed
Scranton Diocese part of grand jury sex abuse probe
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 7 days ago
to the proper civil authorities.” A Diocese of Erie spokeswoman also confirmed a subpoena. Allentown diocesan spokesman Matt Kerr said Friday the diocese would have no further comment beyond the statement it released Thursday. It read in part:... Read more
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The Morning Call
Should St. Ann parishioners have been told their pastor was being investigated for child porn?computer Mraz asked him to update. Feeling "uncomfortable," the friend reporte
Should St. Ann parishioners have been told their pastor was being investigated for child porn?
The Morning Call / Posted 8 days ago
computer Mraz asked him to update. Feeling "uncomfortable," the friend reported what he saw to the diocese. Spokesman Matt Kerr said the diocese reported the accusation within a day to Lehigh County Children & Youth Services and the state... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
State grand jury examining sex abuse claims in churchabused by an Allentown Diocese priest in 1984. “Allentown is definitely under t
State grand jury examining sex abuse claims in church
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 8 days ago
abused by an Allentown Diocese priest in 1984. “Allentown is definitely under the microscope.” Allentown Diocese spokesman Matt Kerr would not confirm the investigation Thursday. In a statement, he said the diocese promptly reports abuse... Read more
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The Morning Call
Six of state's eight Catholic dioceses under investigationauthorities in their investigation of such matters." An Erie spokeswoman also
Six of state's eight Catholic dioceses under investigation
The Morning Call / Posted 9 days ago
authorities in their investigation of such matters." An Erie spokeswoman also confirmed a subpoena. Allentown spokesman Matt Kerr said Friday the diocese would have no further comment beyond the statement it released Thursday. It read in part:... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Investigation into Diocese of Allentown will be 'shocking,' Berks lawmaker saysto make the Altoona-Johnstown report look simple compared to what really happen
Investigation into Diocese of Allentown will be 'shocking,' Berks lawmaker says
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 9 days ago
to make the Altoona-Johnstown report look simple compared to what really happened in the Allentown diocese," said Rozzi. Matt Kerr, a spokesman for the Diocese of Allentown, released the following statement Thursday night: "The Diocese of... Read more
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The Brown and White
Allentown Diocese part of Pa. grand jury probe into child sex abuse, report saysjury proceedings are conducted in secret, grand jury witnesses can discuss thei
Allentown Diocese part of Pa. grand jury probe into child sex abuse, report says
The Brown and White / Posted 9 days ago
jury proceedings are conducted in secret, grand jury witnesses can discuss their testimony. Diocese of Allentown spokesman Matt Kerr would not confirm the diocese's involvement in the grand jury but issued a statement in the wake of Rozzi's... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Investigation into Diocese of Allentown will be 'shocking,' lawmaker saysto make the Altoona-Johnstown report look simple compared to what really happen
Investigation into Diocese of Allentown will be 'shocking,' lawmaker says
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 10 days ago
to make the Altoona-Johnstown report look simple compared to what really happened in the Allentown diocese," said Rozzi. Matt Kerr, a spokesman for the Diocese of Allentown, released the following statement on Thursday night: "The Diocese of... Read more
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The Morning Call
Grand jury investigating sex abuse in Allentown, Harrisburg dioceses, lawmaker saysabused by an Allentown Diocese priest in 1984. "Allentown is definitely under t
Grand jury investigating sex abuse in Allentown, Harrisburg dioceses, lawmaker says
The Morning Call / Posted 10 days ago
abused by an Allentown Diocese priest in 1984. "Allentown is definitely under the microscope." Allentown Diocese spokesman Matt Kerr would not confirm the investigation Thursday. In a statement, he said the diocese promptly reports abuse... Read more
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The Morning Call
DA: Pastor of St. Ann's in Emmaus downloaded child porn for 'sexual gratification'the Diocese of Allentown, "Monsignor Mraz has been removed from public ministry
DA: Pastor of St. Ann's in Emmaus downloaded child porn for 'sexual gratification'
The Morning Call / Posted 12 days ago
the Diocese of Allentown, "Monsignor Mraz has been removed from public ministry and cannot present himself as a priest." Matt Kerr, the diocese spokesman, said, "The community is very shocked." Kerr also said the parishioners had not been made... Read more
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The Morning Call
St. Ann Catholic Church priest charged with child pornto a diocese statement, "Monsignor Mraz has been removed from public ministry a
St. Ann Catholic Church priest charged with child porn
The Morning Call / Posted 12 days ago
to a diocese statement, "Monsignor Mraz has been removed from public ministry and cannot present himself as a priest." Matt Kerr, the diocese spokesman, said, "The community is very shocked." Kerr also said the parishioners had not been made... Read more
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The Express-Times
Lehigh DA investigates Catholic clergy member, child porndoesn't indicate if charges will be filed but says it was an investigation into
Lehigh DA investigates Catholic clergy member, child porn
The Express-Times / Posted 12 days ago
doesn't indicate if charges will be filed but says it was an investigation into allegations against the clergy member. Matt Kerr, spokesman for the Diocese of Allentown, said he didn't want to "get out ahead" of the district attorney, but added... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
City faces "tidal wave of demand" for older people's care services MSPs tolda tidal wave of demand in Glasgow.” The councillor in charge of social work in
City faces "tidal wave of demand" for older people's care services MSPs told
EveningTimes Online / Posted 19 days ago
a tidal wave of demand in Glasgow.” The councillor in charge of social work in the city said funding was the key issue. Matt Kerr, Executive Member of Social Justice, said: “There’s a point about how local authorities are funded. Every year in... Read more
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Times News
Fighting for their churchshowing our counterarguments,” Behun said. The diocese also received a letter
Fighting for their church
Times News / Posted 23 days ago
showing our counterarguments,” Behun said. The diocese also received a letter from Rome regarding the appeal, spokesman Matt Kerr said. “The diocese received a similar letter from the Vatican Congregation for Clergy. We will be presenting... Read more

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