Former Priest Ordained and Allegedly Abused by Theodore McCarrick Files Lawsuit

Michael Reading decided to sue after Cardinal Joseph Tobin refused to respond to letter. Michael Reading fled the priesthood 25 years ago because he was wrestling with personal and professional demons he couldn’t name. Only now does he understand what those struggles truly were. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the former archbishop of Newark, used his power … Read more

Catholic Church Was Warned About McCarrick Decades Ago, Yet Promotions and Honors Kept Coming

In the late 1980s, several seminary students approached one of their professors imploring him for help, saying they didn’t want to take any more trips to Newark Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s Jersey shore home, but feared reprisals if they complained to archdiocesan officials. The Rev. Ed Reading, a priest of the Paterson Diocese, was alarmed when … Read more