According to the lawsuit, McCarrick engaged in sexual contact with the plaintiff while he was bishop of Metuchen from approximately 1982 to 1985.
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A federal district court ruled on April 28 that as Simon was both chairperson of the school’s religious department and campus minister, “her duties appear to fit squarely within the ministerial exception."
The Church’s Code of Canon Law states that confessions should not be refused, provided the proper conditions are met.
Following Camden’s bankruptcy declaration, the remaining alleged victims — along with all of the dioceses creditors – will have a limited pot of money to draw from, and settlements will be determined by a bankruptcy court.
Fr. DiStefano was an assistant principal in the New York City Public Schools and was a New York City police officer before being ordained a priest.
Speaking in a Wednesday press conference, Anderson said the plaintiff is “very brave” and “a survivor of sexual predation by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and other clerics.”
The two babies were found Feb. 19 at the Colgate Paper Stock Recyclable Processing Facility.
With the coronavirus leaving churches closed across most of the nation, Father Daniel O’Mullane of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Boonton, New Jersey, says as the Body of Christ, we still have an essential mission, and he invites the faithful to his triage tent.
In Lakewood, New Jersey, 15 people attending a funeral for a recently-deceased rabbi were arrested at a synagogue on April 1 and charged with violating the order.
Bishop Serratelli said in a video message April 15 he knows Catholics of Brooklyn will miss Father Sweeney’s “outreach to the poor, his wise counsel, and his good humor.”