Monsignor Vaughan Removed From Ministry Over Sexual Abuse Allegation

Rev Gregory Vaughan. 2018 photo via Trenton Monitor

Rev. Msgr. Gregory D. Vaughan, the pastor of St. Catherine Parish in Holmdel since 2013, has been removed from ministry by Bishop David M. O’Connell, according to a statement by the Diocese of Trenton that was first reported by TapIntoHolmdel&ColtsNeck.

Vaughan, 72, a priest since 1972,  was “credibly accused” on March 17, 2019 of sexually abusing a minor while he was an assistant pastor at St Ann Parish in Keansburg in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.  Vaughan has denied the allegation which has been referred to the Monmouth County Prosecutor.  The Prosecutor has not announced any charges against the cleric.

Vaughan has served  exclusively in the Diocese of Trenton, with assignments at St. Ann, Keansburg; St. Charles Borromeo, Cinnaminson; St. Mary, Middletown; St. Raphael, Hamilton, and Church of St. Catharine, Holmdel.  Additionally, Msgr. Vaughan formerly served the Diocese as vicar for Catholic education; chancellor; vicar general; moderator of the curia, and director of vocations.

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Posted: March 31st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments »

Red Bank Councilman Compares Rep. Chris Smith, Catholics To Arizona Shooter

By Art Gallagher

Red Bank Councilman Ed Zipprich (D) compared Congressman Chris Smith and a planned Catholic procession organized by the Diocese of Trenton from St. Anthony of Padua Church to the Planned Parenthood clinic on Newman Springs Rd to the deranged man who shot Arizona Congressman Gabby Giffords and 18 others, killing six people, according to a story on RedBankGreen.

“In light of what happened to Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, we need to pay attention to a matter of public safety,” Zipprich said, “especially since Congressman Smith has offered a bill to redefine rape.”

Zipprich’s comments were made while the council was approving permits for two dozen public events, including the Catholic Red Bank Witness for Life.

Zipprich abstained from voting on the permit which was approved by the council.

Posted: February 15th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Red Bank | Tags: , , , | 15 Comments »