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

EDITORIAL: Delbarton lacks transparency on sex abuse claims

Posted by 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 by 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.

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, […]