Newark Archdiocese priest scandals

Number 26307
Subject Religion
Source Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.)
State N.J.
Year 2013
Publication Date April 28, 30; May 5, 6, 8, 19, 21, 25; July 21; Aug. 14, 20; Sept. 25, 29; Oct. 4; Nov. 3, 2013
Summary More than a decade after the nation's Roman Catholic bishops pledged at a landmark gathering in Dallas to remove sexually abusive priests and to usher in a new era of transparency, The Star-Ledger found the promise rings hollow in the Archdiocese of Newark. Over seven months, Star-Ledger reporter Mark Mueller wrote more than two dozen front-page stories showing how Archbishop John J. Myers, and to a lesser extent Trenton Bishop David O'Connell, mishandled abusive priests. The coverage led to national headlines and decisive action, including the appointment of a co-archbishop in Newark, the sacking of the vicar general (second in command of the archdiocese), the arrest of a priest, the suspension of another and the reassignment of three pastors.
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Keywords priests; church; religion; abuse
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