Fr. Contardo Angelo Omarini
Per 4/18/13 news, a man stated in 2012 NJ SOL testimony that as a teenage boy he was repeatedly raped by Omarini, a Pauline Father, in the early- to mid-1960s. The boy was a parishioner at St. Bernard’s church in Plainfield NJ, where Omarini said Mass in Italian on Sundays at least until 1977. The priest would travel from the Society of St. Paul’s abbey and seminary on Staten Island in the NY archdiocese. He was assigned to the order’s facility on Staten Island for his entire career, except for a two-year stint at St. Paul’s Monastery in Canfield OH 1950-52. In Omarini’s early years as a priest, the Society of St. Paul had a connection with nearby St. Rita’s church on Staten Island. The complainant states that there were other victims and that Omarini abused in Plainville and also on Staten Island at the Society’s abbey there. Omarini died 11/4/95. A lawsuit filed 7/13/20 claims abuse of three siblings at St. Bernard’s in the late-1950s and early-1960s.
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