Pastor Disciplined for Letting Predator in Parish, Victims Respond

The Record
May 23, 2014

A New Jersey bishop suspended a pastor for allegedly allowing a predator priest to attend a parish event. This is a small belated step forward.


We are glad Patterson’s Bishop Arthur Serratelli is taking action to not only hold predators accountable, but those who enable them. It was reckless of Mgsr. Christopher C. DiLella to allow John Capparelli (a former Newark priest) to attend a festival with unsuspecting families.

We hope other would be enablers take this as a warning and take child sexual abuse allegations seriously.

We urge anyone who saw, suspects or suffered crimes by Capparelli or any other to call secular officials.








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