As the Diocese of Trenton, the Dioceses of New Jersey and the Church around the world work to address the crisis involving the sexual abuse of minors by members of the clergy, The Monitor will keep readers updated by posting news and information in this space.



• List of Clergy of the Diocese of Trenton who have been credibly accused of the sexual abuse of a minor - Updated  June 17, 2021

• Abuse lawsuit filed against Diocese

A statement on the Lifting of the Statute of Limitations

• Father Brendan Williams arrested on child abuse charges

UPDATEDStatement from the Diocese about an allegation against Father Gabriel Zeis, TOR

• Seton Hall investigation finds McCarrick harrassed seminarians

• List of Clergy of the Diocese of Trenton who have been credibly accused of the sexual abuse of a minor - Updated April 25, 2019

A statement from the Diocese of Trenton on an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor against Msgr. Gregory D. Vaughan

• In new statement, NJ's Catholic bishops review ongoing efforts to keep minors safe, assist victims

• Questions and Answers Concerning the Release of Names of Credibly Accused Roman Catholic Clergy in New Jersey

• A message from Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., regarding the published list of clergy who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor

• Statement of the New Jersey Catholic Conference on the status of a Victims Compensation Program

A statement from Bishop O'Connell on the NJ dioceses' plan to establish a victims' program, publish names of credibly accused clergy

New Jersey dioceses to establish victim compensation and counseling program

U.S. bishops' statement on sexual abuse scandals

A Message from Bishop O'Connell about the task force called to investigate sexual abuse claims

Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God

From Bishop O'Connell: A response to recent reports about the sexual abuse of minors by clergy

Statement of the Roman Catholic Bishops of New Jersey on the Grand Jury Report



Bishop's note about Vatican report on former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick

USCCB president's message as McCarrick report released

Independent review board finds allegation against Franciscan priest not credible

• New third-party reporting system for allegations of sexual abuse of minors, vulnerable by a bishop, eparch

• N.J. compensation program deadline extended for childhood victims of Church sexual abuse

• U.S. bishops take action to respond to Church abuse crisis

• Victims Compensation Program opens for survivors of clergy sexual abuse

• Bishops to consider 10-point plan to acknowledge 'episcopal commitments'

 New Jersey Independent Victims Compensation Program opens June 15

Journalist tells of look into abuse report, what lies ahead for Church

• Pope issues new norms on mandatory abuse reporting, bishop accountability

• Retired Pope publishes reflection on abuse crisis

• Draft Protocol details policies, procedures for victim compensation program 

Statute of limitations bill moves forward in Trenton

• Church rep to offer testimony regarding statute of limitations in sexual abuse cases

• President of U.S. bishops issues statement at close of Vatican summit

• Pope: No more excuses, time for 'all-out battle' against abuse

• Harming a child must be 'line in the sand' for removal, cardinal says during summit

• Cardinal: Can the Church step up, lead way in protecting children?

• Vatican summit opens with acknowledgment of evil committed

• N.J. priest at Vatican, removed in 2018, was accused of abuse in 2003

McCarrick removed from the priesthood after being found guilty of abuse

DiNardo: Action on McCarrick 'clear signal' Church will not tolerate abuse

Societal shifts seen in acknowledging sex abuse, finding ways to address it

Great expectations: Vatican abuse summit has key, realistic goals

New Jersey dioceses publish list of priests 'credibly accused' of abuse

• Two Renowned Administrators Announce State-wide New Jersey Compensation Program for Victims of Church Sexual Abuse of Minors 

• Abuse report's claim of cover-up, mishandling of cases called 'misleading'

Leading religion reporter calls Pennsylvania grand jury report ‘inaccurate and unjust’

• The PA Grand-Jury Report: Not What It Seems

• Details published on Vatican delaying USCCB vote on abuse provisions

• U.S. bishops to gather for seven days of prayer, reflection at invitation of Pope Francis

• Vatican begins investigation of Archbishop McCarrick

• Bishops asked to meet abuse survivors before February meeting

• Bishop O'Connell affirms plan by NJ dioceses to establish a victims' program, release names of credibly accused clergy

Vote on proposed abuse protocols put on hold during U.S. bishops meeting

Bishops spend second day discussing need for more action on abuse

• Abuse crisis, discernment, racism top agenda for U.S. bishop's meeting

• U.S. bishops to start 2019 with spiritual retreat

Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl's resignation as Washington archbishop

Vatican reviewing McCarrick case, vows to pursue truth no matter what

• NJ Catholic leaders pledge full cooperation with investigation into sex abuse concerns

• Church plans third-party abuse reporting system, bishops' code of conduct

Washington cardinal to meet with Pope to discuss resignation

Pope to convene world meeting on abuse prevention with bishops' leaders

U.S. bishops tell Pope abuse scandal 'lacerated' the Church

• Update way priests are chosen, accompanied, Pope tells new bishops

• N.Y., N.J. latest to launch investigations of Church sexual abuse records

• Seton Hall University investigates clergy sexual misconduct charges

USCCB president seeks papal audience, answers to former nuncio's questions

Former U.S. nuncio alleges broad cover-up of McCarrick's misdeeds

At Knock shrine, Pope prays for abuse victims

Pope meets survivors of abuse in Ireland

Pope acknowledges 'repugnant crimes' of abuse in Ireland

President of U.S. Bishops Conference explains plan to address 'moral catastrophe' of abuse

Vatican wants accountability for abusers, those who protected them

Pennsylvania grand jury says Church was interested in hiding abuse

Update: Pope accepts Cardinal McCarrick's resignation, orders prayer and penance before trial