The Rev. Michael Fugee was set to be stripped of the priesthood, after revelations that he continued to work with children following a confession that he groped a boy.
The Rev. Michael Fugee submitted his request and it was promptly accepted by Newark Archbishop John Myers on Thursday evening.
A New Jersey state assemblywoman is among those calling to have Newark Archbishop John Myers held accountable, after a once-accused pedophile priest suddenly popped up at Colts Neck Church youth retreats.
Parents and teens at a Monmouth County Roman Catholic church were shocked Monday, after learning that a priest who attended overnight teen retreats was once accused of sexual abuse.
Investigators have been questioning whether New Jersey priest once accused of child sexual abuse may have violated an order never again to work with children.
A Roman Catholic priest from Connecticut is expected to plead guilty to one of the charges accusing him of making more than $300,000 selling methamphetamine.
“Twenty-five years ago, the archdiocese had one priest for every 900 Catholics. Today it’s a very different story, 2,000 Catholics for every one priest,” Timothy Cardinal Dolan said.