Shepherds of Souls or Keepers of Secrets?

An independent investigation into the German Diocese of Trier’s handling of sex abuse allegations recently made headlines after concluding that “successive bishops” covered up acts of abuse by predatory priests.  The investigation cites examples of priests like Father Edmund Dillinger, who, shielded by multiple bishops’ cover-ups, escaped punishment and went on to abuse 19 victims from 1961 … Read more

McCarrick’s Successor Dead at 79

Myers appears to have been complicit in the cover-up of sexual abuse, including that of Theodore McCarrick. The retired archbishop of Newark, New Jersey died on Thursday, leaving behind reports of conservatism and cover-up. Church officials announced that Abp. John J. Myers died on Thursday at the age of 79. He was shepherd of the Newark … Read more

Newark Selling Archbishop’s Opulent Home

The Newark archdiocese is selling the luxurious estate of former Abp. John Myers, who retired in 2017 after spending $500,000 on its expansion. Newark Cdl. Joseph Tobin announced on Tuesday that he intends to sell the upscale property, noting the decline of Myers’ “physical and mental health” is motivating the archbishop emeritus to relocate to his home state of Illinois. “The archdiocese has begun preparation … Read more

Papal Foundation: The Company You Keep

Clerical Trustees Looks Like a Who’s Who List of Sexual Abuse Cover-Up Most of us learn early on in life that we are often judged by the company we keep. We can have the best intentions at doing the right thing, but our efforts can be thwarted if we collaborate with the wrong kind of … Read more

What New Jersey Bishops, Now Retired, Knew about McCarrick Settlements

What became known following a New York Timesinvestigation into two seminarians who said they had been abused by former-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick is that settlements were reached with each man in the mid-2000s. What was less clear was the depth of involvement of each bishop, all of them from New Jersey, in the settlements, and what … Read more

Uncle Ted’s Family Tradition

Handsy Archbishop (formerly Cardinal) Ted McCarrick’s name did not come up in the Pennsylvania grand jury report, but his shadow looms large over the burgeoning scandal engulfing the US bishops. McCarrick loved for seminarians and priests to call him “Uncle Ted” — an endearment he also instructed “James,” a man he began molesting when James … Read more

New Allegations Surface Regarding Archbishop McCarrick and Newark Priests

Recent allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick include reports that he made sexual advances toward seminarians during his tenure as Bishop of Metuchen and Archbishop of Newark. CNA recently spoke to six priests of the Archdiocese of Newark, and one priest member of a religious order who was a seminarian in New York in the … Read more

NJ Bishop Protects Predator Priests, Retires in Luxury

When New Jersey Abp. John J. Myers retired in 2017 — with a career scarred by sex abuse settlements and protection of predator priests — he went to live in a lavish estate in upscale Hunterdon County — a 4,500-square-foot home on 8.2 wooded acres, with five bedrooms, two elevators, a swimming pool, whirlpool, three-car garage, three fireplaces, and a … Read more

Which McCarrick Network Domino Will Be the First to Fall – And Where Will it Lead?

By now, Catholics the world over are sick of hearing about the not-so-secret life of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Stories that involve unwanted touching of minors and seminarians, strange costumes, familial nicknames, and the Cardinal demanding that young men share his bed. Stories that involve “gay sex parties at the bishop’s residence”, and other things we’d … Read more

Archbishop John Joseph Myers

Current Role Archbishop Emeritus of Newark, New Jersey Official Web Site: Mailing Address: Chancery Office, 171 Clifton Ave., Newark, NJ 07104, USA Telephone: (973)497-4002 What Has Been Reported Myers presided over a sexual abuse settlement involving McCarrick in the Archdiocese of Newark. Cardinal Wuerl claims the Archdiocese of Washinton DC was never notified of … Read more