by Most Reverend James F. Checchio, JCD, MBA, Bishop of Metuchen
The sad and shocking news regarding our diocese’s founding bishop, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick went viral soon after it was made public. On June 20, Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced that the Archdiocese of New York had investigated allegations of the sexual abuse of a minor by Cardinal McCarrick nearly 50 years ago when he was a priest in the Archdiocese.
by Most Rev. James F. Checchio, JCD, MBA, Bishop of Metuchen
I was very saddened to be advised by the Archbishop of New York that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick – who served as the Bishop of Metuchen from 1982 to 1986 – is alleged to have sexually abused a minor forty-seven years ago when he was a priest in the Archdiocese of New York. I have also been advised that Cardinal McCarrick himself has disputed this allegation and is appealing this matter through the canonical process.