Speaking about his experiences publicly for the first time, Keith Rennar Brennan, of Bayonne, recalled four years of sexual abuse by church staff at St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in the Greenville section of Jersey City, starting with Keith Pecklers, the church’s young music director. Brennan said he was 14 at the time and that Pecklers was about three-and-a-half years his senior.....Pecklers, who became a priest, is now a prominent Jesuit scholar. A professor of liturgy at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, he has written, contributed to or edited nine books, according to his Facebook page, and is a frequent commentator on Vatican affairs for American media outlets — including the s@x abuse scandals.
Link (here) to read the full story at NJ.com
Blogger Note: Two Internet sources claim a financial settlement between the local diocese, Fr. Pecklers and Keith Brennan in 2008. The first (here) at NJ.com and (here) in the comments section by Keith Brennan.
The story is making its way to Italian media (here)
Statement by SNAP (here)