Second New Jersey Priest Charged With Abuse After Call To State Hotline

A tip to the state clergy abuse hotline resulted in the arrest Friday of a retired New Jersey priest who was charged with sexually assaulting a girl in the late 1990s, officials said. The Rev. Brendan Williams, 78, of Lawrence, became the second priest to be charged by the New Jersey Clergy Abuse Task Force, which was formed by … Read more

New Jersey Attorney General to Investigate Sex-Abuse Allegations Among Catholic Clergy

New Jersey will investigate allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy, following a report by a grand jury in Pennsylvania that found more than 1,000 victims there over 70 years. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said he’s forming his own task force, which could use subpoenas and other investigative methods to uncover evidence that … Read more

How McCarrick’s Legacy is being Dismantled, Award by Award

In his 60 years as a priest, former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick racked up enough honors, awards and honorary degrees to fill a trophy case. McCarrick was given at least nine honorary degrees by colleges and universities, including Saint Peter’s, Fordham, Georgetown and Notre Dame. He also had a New Jersey high school and a Maryland … Read more

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