NJ Priests Accused Of Sex Abuse To Be Named – Patch names 9 now.

A law firm released the names of 215 priests credibly accused of abusing children from the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. Jeff Anderson & Associates released a 66-page report which included photos of a short synopsis of their alleged abuse. Pictured is Br. John Moriarty. Br. Moriarty became a member of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (De la Salle Christian Brothers) in 1951. At least one survivor has alleged child sexual abuse by Br. Moriarty, from approximately 1975 to 1976, while he worked at St. Helena’s retreat house. It is reported that he worked in California, Oregon, and East Africa throughout his career. Br. Moriarty has been named in at least one civil lawsuit. In 2005, it was reported that he was living at the Wounded Brothers Project in Missouri, a treatment center for troubled clergy. As of 2008, it was reported that he had been living at Monte La Salle in Napa, California. It is believed Fr. Moriarty died in 2013. From 1993 to his death in 2013, Br. Moriarty’s whereabouts and whether he had access to children are unknown. (Courtesy of Jeff Anderson and Associates)

Leaders of the Catholic Church in New Jersey said they will reveal the names to help “aid in the process of healing for victims.”

By Tom Davis, Patch National Staff  | Updated 

Leaders of the Catholic Church in New Jersey announced this week they will soon reveal the names of priests “credibly accused” of child sex abuse to help victims heal as more revealations have been made in recent months.

Indeed, at least nine members of the clergy with ties to New Jersey have faced allegations of child sex abuse in revent years. Nearly all of them were either sanctioned by the church, charged with a crime or both. Patch has the list below.

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, the archbishop of Newark, announced Monday that the Roman Catholic Dioceses in New Jersey will undertake a complete review of their files so that, early next year, the names of all priests and deacons who have been credibly accused of the sexual abuse of minors will be made public.