New Jersey: Nearly 200 Names Released of Those Credibly Accused of Abuse

New Jersey’s five Roman Catholic dioceses listed more than 180 priests Wednesday who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors over a span of several decades, joining more than two dozen other states that have named suspected abusers in the wake of a landmark grand jury report in Pennsylvania last year. The lists released … Read more

Is Bishop Serratelli Ignoring Evidence of Priests’ Active Homosexuality?

Editor’s note: In spite of repeated requests for comment or explanation over the course of several weeks, the bishop, priests and various diocesan personnel involved in this report refused to explain the evidence of these priests’ homosexual relationship or reassure Church Militant that the bishop would investigate the matter. As of press time, both priests … Read more

New Jersey Clergy Abuse Task Force Makes First Arrest

A massive investigation by New Jersey authorities into the sexual abuse of young boys by priests has produced its first arrest. Fr. Thomas P. Ganley, 63, of Phillipsburg remained held in Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in North Brunswick pending a detention hearing Friday on various sex assault counts. Ganley was a priest at St. … Read more

Women Describe Alleged Abuse by Nuns

Catholic bishops from across the U.S. are gathering Wednesday for a weeklong retreat on the clergy sex abuse crisis at a seminary near Chicago. Organizers said the retreat, which was requested by┬áPope Francis, will focus on prayer and spiritual reflection and not policy-making. The gathering comes as CBS News has also learned of several cases … 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