Report: Wayne Priest Suspended After Allowing Accused Ex-Pastor at Function

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson suspended Monsignor Chris Di Lella of Our Lady of the Valley Parish Friday, report says.

A popular priest at the Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Wayne was suspended Friday by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson, NorthJersey.com reported.

According to the report, Monsignor Chris Di Lella was suspended after letting a former priest of the Newark Archdiocese, John Capparelli, who was accused of sexually abusing children, attend a family church event last week, the report said.

Read the full report here.

Kelly May 26, 2014 at 05:36 PM
I meant to say, they are talking about how they are in disbelief that he would choose a child abuser's comfort OVER the safety of the children at the carnival.
joann ranalletti May 26, 2014 at 09:31 PM
Kelly, At least I have the the integrity to sign my full name and not go by a first name which may or may not be yours. Also I threaten no one. I make PROMISES which I keep. I am entitled to my opinion as you are yours but I do not go around demeaning people that are not in agreement with me.
Jack Q May 27, 2014 at 07:24 AM
Kelly, let's be careful of the words we choose. Mr. Carapelli is accused, not convicted.
Kelly May 27, 2014 at 01:42 PM
Jack Q and Joann, he was not convicted in a criminal court, but there was a settlement regarding him and his inappropriate behavior with boys and it was reported in the news that he was about to be defrocked. I read that he then was teaching children afterwards but thank goodness the school found out about his past acts and dismissed him. He also lost his teaching license. Predators will keep coming back to jobs, careers or venues that give them access to children. That is enough red flags for any person to see. His past would be enough for me to judge him, and the church also feels the same as most people would. We all get upset when the church doesn't protect children from predators but when they do, people jump on the bishop and church. It makes no sense to any person at OLV or any Catholic who understand the responsibility of church after many years of child abuse. I would tell everyone to Give the benefit to the church leaders and bishop who know the specifics of Carapelli's past actions and to hold any other priest accountable when they look the other way. I understand many care and love this Monsignor Chris, but he made a bad choice that put the lives of children in possible risk. For them to quickly take his responsibilities away so quickly and his priesthood, something else might be happening that his supporters may not know about.


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