The Abbey’s Secret Review Board

According to a March 19, 2012 media advisory, “The abbey refuses to disclose its culture of secrecy, the whereabouts of Rev. Travers and Rev. Capato or comment on the results of recent investigations conducted by the abbey’s secret review board — a tool of intimidation empanelled by the abbey.”

As of January, 2012, members of the St. Mary’s Abbey Review Board included:

Justice Marie Garibaldi

Retired New Jersey Supreme Court Justice

Kenneth Kunzman, Esq.

“An active member of his community, Mr. Kunzman serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Scholarship Fund for Inner City Children and Vice President of the Essex Legal Services Foundation. He also serves as Chairman and Trustee of the Corella A. and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation of Princeton, NJ which provides scholarships for needy students of 26 colleges based upon community service. He is a member of the Knights of Malta and has received a Medal of Service from the Archdiocese of Newark.” [ More ]

Richard Collier, Esq.


Dr. Sharon Ryan Montgomery, PsyD


Lori Albanese, JCL (Canon Lawyer)

Canon Law Society of America; “Consultor”
2012 Diocese of Metuchen; “Judges and Defenders of the Bond”
2012 Diocese of Metuchen; “Chancellor”

“Lori Albanese, diocesan chancellor and notary of the investigation, said the process might take about four months. Officials will interview family and friends of the child, as well as medical experts. The medical experts will include two people who are independent of the Church and the case. She explained that the investigative panel’s task is to collect evidence, not to determine whether the case is an actual miracle attributed to Mother McCrory.” [ View ]

Sister Mary Aquinas Szott

Scheduled to join Review Board in 2012

Fr. Simon Gallagher

Attends the meetings, does not vote, reports to Abbot Giles Hayes