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.

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 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.

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.

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, […]

More Allegations Involving Rev. Luke Travers

Posted by on Jan 21, 2013 in All, Luke Travers, Patrick Marker | No Comments

Since Thursday evening, two additional victims of misconduct involving Rev. Luke Travers have come forward.

Delbarton lawsuit against former Mendham man’s lawyer is ‘intimidation’

MENDHAM – To Bill Crane, a lawsuit filed by the Delbarton School against his lawyer is one more tactic of intimidation in the ongoing battle by Crane and others to uncover victims who were sexually assaulted by priests at the school.

Another Victim Steps Forward

On August 21, 2012, the existing complaint regarding sexual misconduct was amended to include one more individual, a victim of Timothy Brennan. The amended complaint now includes as defendants: Delbarton School Saint Mary’s  Abbey The Order of Saint Benedict Saint Elizabeth School Saint Elizabeth Church Archdiocese of Newark Father Justin Capato Father Luke Travers Father […]

Excerpts from Recent Statement

The following excerpts were taken from a four-page statement notarized and forwarded to this web site on August 30, 2012. Anyone with information regarding misconduct at Delbarton is asked to come forward…

Offending Monks’ “Club Ped”

According to a Star-Ledger article [ View ] on June 6, 2012: In 1987, Brennan pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct with another teen student and was sent to a Missouri facility for sexual offenders. Twenty-five years later, he remains in the Benedictine order, under supervision and secluded from the public, Cicatiello said.

Delbarton monk accused of sexual abuse

(The Star-Ledger) The latest in a string of accusations of sexual abuse at the Delbarton School involve a monk, the Rev. Benedict Worry, who has been serving as the pastor of St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Linden and the chaplain for the Linden Police Department.

Abbey’s Statement: More Spin

Abbot Giles Hayes is at St. Vincent’s Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania this week, leading a monastic retreat on Pauline Mysticism. As a distracted and disorganized Abbot Giles reflects on Colossians and Ephesians in poorly attended retreat sessions on Tuesday, the public relations team back at Saint Mary’s Abbey was busy spinning the latest chapter in […]

NJ Catholic boys school faces child sex abuse allegations

(Reuters) – Accusations of child sex abuse at New Jersey’s elite Delbarton School widened on Tuesday as two men joined a lawsuit claiming molestation by monks at the Roman Catholic boys academy in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Sixth former student claims he was sexually abused by a Delbarton monk

(The Star-Ledger) WASHINGTON — As the head chef at Miriam’s Kitchen, Steve Badt has been turning discarded food into acclaimed meals for the homeless for 11 years. Vegetables from local farmers markets, bruised fruit from Costco and restaurant leftovers are turned into healthy dishes for the desperately hungry of Washington, D.C.

Media Advisory (re Worry and Brennan)

Two more clergy sex abuse cases to be filed against Benedictine monastery Four men allege childhood sexual abuse by priests from Delbarton School/St. Mary’s Abbey

Rev. Elias Lorenzo: Protector of Children?

Rev. Elias Lorenzo is currently “protecting the rights and safety of children in the Church” (see below). Since when?  

Letter to Editor from Luke Travers’ Attorney

Posted by on Apr 24, 2012 in All, Gerard Hanlon, Luke Travers, Opinion | No Comments

I am writing this letter as the attorney for the Rev. Luke Travers. “New Delbarton allegations and a troubling e-mail,” (April 15) showed there were no new allegations, but rather a criticism of how St. Mary’s Abbey was handling matters.

Delbarton monk accused of sex abuse allegations passes 2 lie detector tests, lawyer says

Posted by on Apr 24, 2012 in All, Anthony Cicatiello, Giles Hayes, Luke Travers | No Comments

Hanlon wouldn’t identify the polygraph experts employed by him or the abbey. He wasn’t sure how many of the four accusers had come forward by the time of the second polygraph.

Delbarton monk facing sexual misconduct allegations leaves local abbey

(Star-Ledger) Rev. Luke Travers, the former headmaster of Delbarton School in Morris Township and target of a string of sexual misconduct allegations over the past year, has left St. Mary’s Abbey, which has severed official ties with him, according to a terse statement released today by Abbot Giles P. Hayes.

Father of men who filed sexual abuse lawsuit against Delbarton says monks betrayed his trust

(Star-Ledger) Bill Crane Sr. remembers the sweaty August day in 1964, when he drove his Pontiac onto the sprawling Delbarton School campus, hoping to land a job as a history teacher that paid $4,400 a year. Married, he had a freshly printed diploma from Upsala College in his pocket and a baby on the way.