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.

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.

Offending Faculty Still Featured

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in All, Donal Fox, Luke Travers | No Comments

Two members of the Delbarton School staff, both credibly accused of sexual misconduct, are still featured in photos on the school’s web site.

Father Donal Fox Reportedly at “Club-Ped”

Posted on Jul 10, 2014 in All, Donal Fox, Vianney Renewal Center | No Comments

St. Mary’s Abbey monk and former Delbarton School employee Father Donal Fox has reportedly been at the Vianney Renewal Center in Dittmer, Missouri since approximately September of 2011. It is unclear if or when he left the facility. Vianney Renewal Center, nicknamed “Club Ped,” is one of the Catholic Church’s dumping grounds for pedophile priests […]

Giles Covers Up Another Scandal

Posted on Jul 10, 2014 in All, Eamon Drew, Giles Hayes | No Comments

Dear Friends, Since many of you were away for the holiday weekend, you may not be aware that Father Eamon is no longer exercising his priestly ministry here in our parish. The following is the text that I received from Abbot Giles Hayes, Abbot of St. Mary’s Abbey, Thursday evening, May 21st. “Dear Fr. Sean, I […]

Photos of Timothy Brennan

Posted on Jun 6, 2014 in All, Timothy Brennan | No Comments

Two scanned photos of Father Timothy Brennan (1979 & 1980)

Delbarton sexual abuse victim Bill Wolfe shares story as gag order is lifted (Video)

Posted on Jun 6, 2014 in All, Timothy Brennan | No Comments

(News12.com) MORRISTOWN – A victim of sexual abuse by a priest is speaking publicly after Delbarton School has agreed to lift a confidentiality order going back 30 years.

In lawsuit settlement, Delbarton releases sex abuse victim from confidentiality agreement

Posted on Jun 5, 2014 in All, Anthony Cicatiello, Greg Gianforcaro | No Comments

(NJ.com) MORRISTOWN — William P. Wolfe — who was sexually abused by a priest at the Delbarton School when he was a 14-year-old student there — had waited 30 years to tell his story.

Morris judge closes parts of civil trial in Delbarton sex abuse case

Posted on Jun 2, 2014 in All, Greg Gianforcaro, Timothy Brennan | No Comments

(NJ.com) MORRISTOWN — A Superior Court judge today ordered his courtroom closed to the press and public during opening statements in a civil trial brought by a man known as “John Doe” who wants to be released from a confidentiality agreement he signed after settling a sexual abuse lawsuit against the Delbarton School in Morris […]

Abbot Giles Retires, New Abbot Elected

Posted on Mar 8, 2014 in All, Giles Hayes, Richard Cronin | No Comments

From the St. Mary’s Abbey Web Site: “With praise and thanksgiving to God, the monks of St. Mary’s Abbey joyfully announce the election of their 11th abbot, the Rt. Rev. Richard Cronin, following the retirement of teh [sic] Rt. Rev. Giles P. Hayes. We give thanks to Abbot Giles for 8 years of faithful service, […]

Former Delbarton student seeks to void confidentiality agreement in molestation settlement

Posted on Jun 5, 2013 in All, Chuck Carella, Greg Gianforcaro | No Comments

(Daily Record) A judge Wednesday said he wants to hear evidence and direct testimony before deciding whether a former Delbarton student who settled lawsuit claims in 1988 of being molested by a priest can be freed from a confidentiality clause so he can discuss the case and settlement sum.