Newark Diocese Sells Archbishop’s Controversial ‘Luxury’ Retirement House for $910K

Archbishop John Myers was responsible for making payoffs to cover-up the Theodore McCarrick sex abuse scandal. A sprawling retirement house used by former Newark Archbishop John J. Myers — that drew protests from some parishioners for being too lavish for a Catholic priest — has been sold, church officials said. The Hunterdon County residential house, … Read more

Cardinal Tobin Claims Denying the Holy Eucharist to Pro-Abort Politicians is ‘Toxic’

Sitting in his office in New Jersey, Cardinal Joseph Tobin looked into his computer’s camera and urged his fellow Catholic bishops to kill a proposal that could lead to denying Holy Communion to political leaders who support abortion rights. The move could “drive a wedge” between Americans and the Catholic Church, Tobin told the members … Read more

New Jersey Priest Admits to Stealing $516K

A Catholic priest who told church officials he borrowed more than $516,000 from his parish’s accounts due to “compulsive behavior” has pleaded guilty to theft, diocese officials said Wednesday. The Rev. Douglas J. Haefner, 68, admitted to diverting the parish money into his personal account in a hearing before Superior Court Judge Peter Tober in … Read more

Time for a Reckoning: Church Must Confront, Change Old Boys’ Network Exposed in Vatican’s McCarrick Report

The report refers to her simply as “Mother 1.” A Manhattan woman with a large brood of mostly boys and an Irish husband, she had become suspicious of then-New York Monsignor Theodore McCarrick, who snaked his way into her family and had her children call him “Uncle Ted.’’ Her husband thought it an honor to … Read more