Newark, N.J., Sep 1, 2018 / 19:41 pm
Cardinal Joseph Tobin told a journalist Friday that he heard rumors shortly after his 2017 arrival in the Archdiocese of Newark about the sexual misconduct of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. He said he did not investigate those rumors because he found them unbelievable.
In a column published Aug. 31 in the North Jersey Record, journalist Mike Kelly reported that "Tobin told me that soon after arriving in Newark, he heard 'rumors' about McCarrick's beach house. But he never bothered to check them out. He says he thought the story was too 'incredulous' to believe."
"Shame on me that I didn't ask sooner," Tobin reportedly told Kelly.
McCarrick served as Archbishop of Newark from 1986 to 2000.