What has happen to the pastor of St. ...

What has happen to the pastor of St. Theresa's in little egg harbour

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concerned parent

Oreland, PA

#1 Apr 4, 2008
What has happened to the Pastor at St. Theresa's Church? Since last September when the news broke in the press that the Pastor was removed there has been growing concern on his where abouts. Are we safe? Are our children safe? What has the church done to protect our children since he was removed and put on administrative leave? Is he still in town? Is he in jail? is he still a priest? WE JUST DONT KNOW!!!
concerned person

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Nov 19, 2008
He is not in jail because of the statute of limitations. He is not permitted to act as a priest in public settings, such as a church, because he's been stripped of his vestments. He is not allowed to be anywhere near children, even when other adults are around in private homes.
concerned parent

Swarthmore, PA

#3 Dec 19, 2008
It is said! He was in our local food store walking around like he owned the place. Refering himself to others as Fr Mac. This really concerns me because I do not attend the church he is pastor at and I have no Idea if he is still saying mass, He obviously is still in town so as for the crediable evidence I and all members of the community should keep a watchful eye out for his where abouts. Keep him looking over his shoulder and hope that he does not get the opportunity to sexual abuse another child.
get a clue

United States

#4 Dec 19, 2008
ummm why are you asking the tuckerton council where Father Mac is???Its not up to them to watch him.He was defrocked by the curch and is no longer a priest but he wasn't found guilty or charged with anything.Just accused by someone,don't get me wrong I think he is a queer and is quilty and should burn in hell but the Tuckerton concil has nothing to do with him. If he was charged with a crime then the police would arrest him.Since it all aledgedly happened in Little Egg and not Tuckerton the little egg police would arrest him BUT the council still has nothing to do with it you know seperation of church and state.You know there have been several articles on him,look it up online instead of coming on here once every six months and typing questions about it.
concerned parent

Swarthmore, PA

#5 Dec 20, 2008
Hey clueless! It was tuckerton, wasnt the Church on rt 9 in tuckerton for many years and isnt the rectory still on rt 9? you do bring up a good point about seperation of church and state but you fail to realize (probably because you are still achild and have no worries about protecting anyone other then yourself). As a parent and a fellow abuse victim these things need to be questioned because the law does protect preditor's. But as a parent that does read articles, this Fr McAlinden in perticular has had access to many many children and unless we question and keep our eyes and ears open we will be doing no justice for the safe and well being of our communities children. both tuckerton and little egg harbor. Clueless let me ask you a question. You say you are from New Gretna doesn't New Gretna have close ties with tuckerton and little Egg Harbor? And I would be assuming you have met this Fr McAlinden because you say he is queer, If you had children or new someone that have children wouldnt you want these alligations known. Abuse can only be prevented with the hopes that it doesnt happen and the only way for this to happen is to keep the community aware of the strong case against the abuser.
braindead resident

United States

#6 Dec 21, 2008
concerned parent wrote:
Hey clueless! It was tuckerton, wasnt the Church on rt 9 in tuckerton for many years and isnt the rectory still on rt 9? you do bring up a good point about seperation of church and state but you fail to realize (probably because you are still achild and have no worries about protecting anyone other then yourself). As a parent and a fellow abuse victim these things need to be questioned because the law does protect preditor's. But as a parent that does read articles, this Fr McAlinden in perticular has had access to many many children and unless we question and keep our eyes and ears open we will be doing no justice for the safe and well being of our communities children. both tuckerton and little egg harbor. Clueless let me ask you a question. You say you are from New Gretna doesn't New Gretna have close ties with tuckerton and little Egg Harbor? And I would be assuming you have met this Fr McAlinden because you say he is queer, If you had children or new someone that have children wouldnt you want these alligations known. Abuse can only be prevented with the hopes that it doesnt happen and the only way for this to happen is to keep the community aware of the strong case against the abuser.
Duplicate post!!!!

You could atleast correct you grammer,typos and spelling if your gonna cut and paste.
I am far from being a child,thanks though
concerned parent

Swarthmore, PA

#7 Dec 22, 2008
Briandead,
I will do my best to correct my grammer, typo's and spelling. Allthough you do get my point. I would think that this subject matter has concerned you. You have seemed to follow my post on this perticular issue concerning your area be it Tuckerton, Little Egg Harbor or New Gretna. Actually doesn't the towns north of Tuckerton have close ties with tuckerton? Would there be the potential that a child was in contact with this priest from those towns also?. Actually I was reading an article that this Fr. McAlinden was Youth Director for the entire Diocese. That position would have put him in contact with thousands of children. Maybe I should copy and paste this entry to every town topic int the Diocese. Or better yet in the country because I am sure children have grown and moved elsewhere. So the bottom line this perticular priest is not just tied to Tuckerton or little Egg Harbor but could be tied to many, many other towns. Wow that is said isn't it.

Since: Jul 07

South New Jersey

#10 Dec 29, 2008
A person is innocent until proven guilty...It is absolutely a parent or guardian's responsibility to make sure that child is safe at all times.. Was this abuse at a school where the child had to attend and be alone with this priest?

If he would've been guilty I am sure he would be sitting in jail as many others are, but if a court declared him innocent for whatever reason it is considered harassment to continue accusing a person of a crime which a court has found him innocent of.

There are many resources online to locate offenders in your neighborhood, I browse them often because I have a 9 year old grandchild, I show him the pictures of the offenders so he can recognize who they are if he should ever be in a situation where anyone approaches him.. But he is not allowed to be outdoors without supervision
and we sit and wait until his sports practice is over and even at church we supervise him. Parents need to understand that children MUST be cared for at ALL times
local

Swarthmore, PA

#11 Dec 31, 2008
MaryArena,
We should be more concerenc about the ones that are alledged and being protected by the state statue. The ones that have been convicted you are correct you can find this information on the sex offenders registry. The only problem with the registry is are these offenders really were the regisrty says they are? Are these offenders introducing themselves with the names that they have been convicted under?
There are many offenders that are guilty and protected by the statue. Find the evidence and draw your own conclusion. But if someone raises the flag with crediable evidence then as a parent I would not give this person the benefit of the doubt.
Sowing pictures of offenders that have been convicted is great but do not be nieve to think unless someone is convicted then they are not offenders.
Children do need to be supervised by there own parents and not aleft allone with a coach,priest even doctor.
scott casey

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Jul 15, 2012
Stay safe The bad man is still in town....he should be under the jail......and the church as far as i no still to this day has him on payroll.....unreal.....no one is safe untill this man is in jail and the church stops turning a blind eye.... They should help the victims as promsied but that has not happen..........All who covered up and hid this scumbag should be brought to justice........I take my son to Church but i have fear for his safety and i know i`m not alone....
I call appone St Theresa`s to be Honestly done with thi bad man....And help the victims ,,Since they did not asked for this.....Scott Casey 07-15-2012.....He`s closer then you think !! Keep your children safe !!

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