Delbarton Alumnus Hasn’t Felt Welcome since Abuse Claims

Sheridan has said some people who were angry at first have since apologized. Others apparently continue to hold a grudge… Sheridan first went to Abbey officials in 1992 with allegations that a teacher named Robert Flavin exposed himself in 1981 when Sheridan, then 18, was home from college and visiting the Abbey. The deacon went […]

Clergy in Delbarton Case to Be Removed

Catholic Church officials are seeking to remove a former Benedictine monk and deacon from the clergy because they have deemed credible an accusation that he assaulted an 18-year-old Delbarton School alumnus on campus in 1981.

Ex-Delbarton monk accused of sex abuse

By all appearances, Bob Sheridan had everything going for him. He was a former lacrosse and soccer star at the Delbarton School and worked part time as coach of the varsity indoor lacrosse team. He had a good job as a salesman for a large insurance company. He was active raising money for his alma […]

Handling of Abuse Complaint Disillusions a Catholic

He broke his silence a decade ago. But when Bob Sheridan told officials at the venerable Delbarton School here that he had been sexually abused by a monk as a teenager, he said, they did not investigate the allegations or report them to church officials.