A former Morristown Catholic cleric has been suspended from his post in Virginia because of allegations of sexual misconduct in New Jersey.
We’re sad that New Jersey Catholic officials are being silent about these accusations. For the last decade, the church hierarchy has repeatedly promised to be “open” about clergy sex cases. But they continue being secretive, speaking up only when forced to do so. Such secrecy only makes the vulnerable more vulnerable and the wounded more wounded.
We hope anyone who saw, suspected or suffered misdeeds by Travers or any cleric will stepping forward, get help, call police, protect others and start healing.