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 by 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.

( Another former Delbarton student accuses priest of sex abuse in lawsuit

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

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

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

( 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 by 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 by 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.

Judge won’t drop gag order in Delbarton sex abuse settlement, but allows case to continue

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

A Superior Court judge refused to lift a gag order today against a man known as “John Doe” who obtained a confidential settlement in 1988 after allegedly being sexually abused by a priest at the Delbarton School and now wants to talk about it publicly.

Gag order suit in NJ sex abuse case can proceed

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

MORRISTOWN (AP) — A judge denied motions by both sides Wednesday in a dispute over a confidentiality agreement signed by a victim of sexual abuse at a New Jersey private school in the 1980s, setting the stage for a possible trial.

Message from Paul Diveny

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in All, Paul Diveny | No Comments

The loyalty of our incredible alumni means lot to everyone at Delbarton. – Brother Paul Diveny In a YouTube video (video) posted on May 4, 2012, Brother Paul Diveny asks Delbarton alumni to open their wallets, “at a time when the school truly needs and appreciates your most generous support.”

Meet the Monks

Posted by on May 4, 2013 in All | No Comments

Partial List (Updated January 21, 2012)

Excerpts from Giles Hayes’ January 13, 2002 Email

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in All, CMSM, Giles Hayes, Luke Travers | No Comments

I did not use the word “minor.”  Our attorney slipped it in so other attorneys would know that there was a legal distinction between pedaphilia and adult to adult abuse.  I got very upset when I saw it used this morning, and told our spokesperson to get rid of it.  Make no mistake about it, […]

Victim of priest sex abuse: Christie, Buono, Serratelli could use ‘moral authority’ to help send a message at ceremony

( MENDHAM — A date has been set to rededicate a monument to child victims of church sex abuse that has been destroyed twice in as many years — even though repairs won’t be finished when the ceremony is held.