6 sex abuse suits filed

Posted on Jul 7, 2020 in All | No Comments

[NorthJersey.com] Attorneys filed six lawsuits Tuesday against St. Mary’s Abbey and the order that runs the Delbarton School in Morris Township — the first of more than 20 such complaints they plan to file.

Prestigious N.J. Catholic school hit with more lawsuits

Posted on Jul 7, 2020 in All | No Comments

Six lawsuits alleging former employees at a prestigious Morris County Catholic school sexually abused minors were filed Tuesday and more than a dozen additional lawsuits will be added in the coming weeks, an attorney representing the victims said.

A Message to the St. Mary’s Abbey and Delbarton School Community

Posted on Jul 6, 2020 in All | No Comments

[July 6, 2020] Last November, we wrote to you to share information about the enactment of changes to the civil statute of limitations for victims of sexual abuse. On December 1, 2019, a new state law increased the civil statute of limitations from two years to seven years from the time a victim learns of […]

Why would a Catholic school seek to deny justice for victims of sexual abuse?

Posted on Jun 10, 2020 in All, Mark Crawford, Opinion | No Comments

So one must ask, why last month a New Jersey Catholic institution of Benedictine Monks, who operate the Delbarton School and have acknowledged an appalling amount of sexual abuse committed by their clerics against young students, took action in Morris County Superior Court to deny EVERY sexual abuse victim in New Jersey, anyone abused as […]

N.J.’s new child sexual abuse law survives challenge from Catholic school, former monk

Posted on Jun 5, 2020 in All, Greg Gianforcaro, Richard Lott | No Comments

Judge Peter A. Bogaard disagreed on both counts, making him the first judge in New Jersey to rule on both the constitutionality as well as the retroactive intent of the law. In addition to clearing the way for those filing suits now, the decision also means plaintiffs who filed before the new law are less […]

Judge denies Delbarton School’s request to find new sex abuse law unconstitutional

Posted on May 26, 2020 in All, Greg Gianforcaro | No Comments

A judge has denied a challenge to a law that loosened restrictions on civil sex abuse complaints — allowing a lawsuit to continue against the order that runs the Delbarton School and clearing the way for dozens of similar cases against the Catholic Church and other institutions to go forward in state courts.

Father Timothy Brennan dies in Missouri

Posted on Dec 6, 2019 in All, Timothy Brennan | No Comments

Timothy Brennan, a former Delbarton School teacher and priest who has been the subject of at least 10 sex abuse settlements, died Wednesday at a Missouri treatment center for clerics, where he had been living for years, according to authorities.

More Catholic clergy named in latest lawsuit as alleged child molesters

Former Delbarton School monk Timothy Brennan pleaded guilty in 1987 to sexually abusing young men and was described by a national expert on sexual abuse in the Catholic church as the “most severe example” of sexual perversion that he had ever seen.

‘I went through hell.’ 2 men settle child sex abuse lawsuits against Catholic schools

The Benedictine religious order in charge of the Delbarton School and the former St. Elizabeth’s School has settled two lawsuits from men who said they were sexually abused by monks when they were students over 45 years ago.

Former Delbarton student expects flood of complaints of clergy sex abuse

Posted on Sep 11, 2018 in All | No Comments

(Morris NewsBee News) Former Delbarton School student Bill Crane expects the findings of a new state task force will show the problem of sexual abuse of children by priests in New Jersey is “100 times worse than anyone thought it would be.”

COLUMN: Explanations, apologies remain for Delbarton sex abuse victims

The writer, formerly of Mendham, was a victim of clergy sexual abuse while attending Delbarton in Morris Township. He can be reached at randobill777@gmail.com

EDITORIAL: Delbarton lacks transparency on sex abuse claims

Posted on Jul 27, 2018 in All, Michael Tidd, Richard Cronin | No Comments

(Daily Record) Slowly but surely, the sexual abuse claims that have plagued the Delbarton School in Morris Township are dripping out for public consumption. While it is better late than never, we fear there is still much the school, which is run by St. Mary’s Abbey, is still not saying — or allowing to be […]

30 Victims Accused 13 Monks at New Jersey Abbey of Sexual Abuse

Posted on Jul 26, 2018 in All, Michael Tidd, Richard Cronin | No Comments

An elite all-boys Catholic preparatory school in New Jersey has admitted in an open letter to the school’s community that at least 13 monks associated with the institution have been accused of sexually abusing 30 boys over the past three decades.

30 accuse monks of sexual abuse, Delbarton says

Thirteen monks from St. Mary’s Abbey, which runs the Delbarton School in Morris Township, have been accused of sexually abusing 30 people over the past three decades, according to a letter to alumni and other members of the school community.

Delbarton acknowledges that dozens were abused

Delbarton School and St. Mary’s Abbey, for the first time, has publicly acknowledged the accusations of 30 individuals who have alleged abuse by 13 past or current priests and monks there, and one retired lay faculty member, over the course of three decades.

A Letter to the Delbarton Community

Posted on Jul 20, 2018 in All | No Comments

July 20, 2018 View as PDF… Here Dear Members of the St. Mary’s Abbey and Delbarton School Community, In recent weeks, several news stories have appeared regarding litigation alleging sexual abuse by monks of St. Mary’s Abbey. We write to you today because we believe it is important to address these issues with you directly […]

Delbarton settles 5 sex abuse suits

The Catholic order that runs the Delbarton School in Morris Township has settled lawsuits brought by five men who alleged they were sexually abused by five monks — including a former headmaster of the school.

Man claims monk sexually abused him more than 100 times as a kid

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 in All, Greg Gianforcaro, Timothy Brennan | No Comments

LINDEN — A New Jersey man who attended the now-shuttered St. Elizabeth of Hungary School more than four decades ago has anonymously stepped forward and accused a Benedictine monk of abusing him on more than 100 occasions as a teenager.

(NJ.com) Another former Delbarton student accuses priest of sex abuse in lawsuit

Posted on Mar 3, 2017 in All, Richard Lott | No Comments

Another former Delbarton School student has come forward alleging he was sexually abused by a priest at the elite boys’ prep school decades ago. The man alleges he was sexually abused by the Rev. Richard Lott, also known as Edward Lott, on January 1, 1976. The man also accused the school and its officials of […]

Delbarton won’t appeal $170K verdict in ex-track coach’s lawsuit

Posted on Jan 9, 2017 in All, Marc MacNaughton | No Comments

MORRISTOWN — Delbarton School will not appeal the nearly $171,000 judgment won by a former track coach who accused the private school and the school’s former headmaster of sabotaging his efforts to get a teaching job after he was dismissed from the school.