NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
May 28, 2019
By Kelly Heyboer
When a law firm released a report earlier this month naming 311 Catholic clergy members from New Jersey accused of sexual misconduct there was something striking about the list– it included women.
Three nuns from New Jersey were among the priests, monks, deacons and other clergy members listed in the report compiled by New Jersey attorney Greg Gianforcaro and Jeff Anderson & Associates, a Minnesota-based law firm that specialized in representing victims of abuse.
The law firm said it used lawsuits, settlements and news accounts to come up with its list of 311 clergy members — far more than the 188 priests and deacons that were on a list from New Jersey’s five dioceses released in February.
None of the lists from New Jersey’s dioceses — Newark, Metuchen, Camden, Trenton and Paterson — have included nuns. Most nuns are overseen by their individual orders, which would probably have handled any accusations of abuse in the past.
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