Diocese of Paterson

The Diocese of Paterson was established by the Holy See on December 9, 1937. The Diocese of Paterson comprises the northern counties of Passaic, Morris, and Sussex. According to the 2018 Official Catholic Directory, the Diocese of Paterson serves approximately 430,000 Catholic and there are approximately 376 priests currently in the Diocese of Paterson.

The Anderson Report: Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese and Dioceses of New Jersey

This report contains the names of diocesan priests, religious order priests, deacons, nuns, and religious brothers and sisters associated with Catholic Dioceses in the State of New Jersey, including those of whom were assigned within, working in, or living within the Archdiocese and Dioceses in New Jersey who have been accused of sexual misconduct. The information in this Anderson Report is derived from publicly available sources. Download the report

New Rights for Survivors: The New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill

On May 13, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Victims’ Rights Bill into law, effectively reforming the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors in New Jersey. See how the New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill may help you.

You Are Not Alone. We Are Here to Help You.

From simply listening to your story without judgment to assistance navigating the complexities of New Jersey’s victims’ rights law, we are ready to help New Jersey child sex abuse survivors find justice and healing. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Clergy Accused of Child Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Paterson

The list below contain the names of clergy who were assigned within or working in the New Jersey Diocese of Paterson who have been accused of sexual misconduct. While lawsuits were filed involving many of these alleged perpetrators, the vast majority of the claims against these individuals have been settled or have not been fully evaluated in a civil or criminal court. Accordingly, the allegations should be considered just allegations and should not be considered proved or substantiated in a court of law.

All individuals should be considered innocent until proven guilty. In some situations, the statute of limitations has expired preventing cases from being heard in a court of law. The information contained herein is an attempt to compile information already available to the public including information obtained from the media, www.bishopaccountability.org, the Diocese’s public statements, lists and reports that were released to the public, and other sources that have attempted to chronicle this information for public use.