Diocese: Diocese of Trenton
Summary of Assignments:
- 1967-1971: Our Lady of Victories; Sayerville, NJ
- 1971-1973: Incarnation; Trenton, NJ
- 1971-1989: Catholic Youth Organization
- 1988-2007: St. Theresa’s; Tuckerton/Little Egg Harbor, NJ
- 1997-2002: St. Michael’s; Little Egg Harbor, NJ
- 2007-2015: Reports state that he lived in a house in Little Egg Harbor, NJ near St. Theresa’s and worked as a real estate agent.
- 2/6/2015: Died
Placed on leave without privileges 9/07 after Diocese was informed by prosecutor’s office of claims that he had sexually molested a juvenile for several years, beginning in 1985. Civil suit filed & dismissed. No criminal charges because of 5 yr SOL. Diocese review board found allegations to be credible. Matter was forwarded to the Vatican for review. Same man filed in 2009 in DE. In 2011 one man said he reported abuse in 1989 and settled w/ Diocese in 1992; another alleged abuse in late 1960s. Lawsuit still before the court 6/14. Diocese is claiming it is not responsible for McAlinden’s behavior because he was “off duty” at the time of the abuse. Diocese settled 10/14 with a man claiming abuse by McAlinden in the 1980s. Died 2/6/15.
Asbury Park Press 09.30.07; Press of Atlantic City 10.02.07; Asbury Park Press 10.03.07; Press of Atlantic City 10.03.07; Press of Atlantic City 10.07.07; Press of Atlantic City 09.15.08; Ashbury Park Press 09.16.08; Statement by Mark Crawford on Fr Noche and Fr McAlinden 12.14.08; Asbury Park Press 02.21.11; Point Pleasant Patch 02.21.11; The Newsworks 02.21.11; The Times 02.21.11; The Trentonian 02.21.11; KION 02.22.11; My Central Jersey 02.22.11; Newsroom Jersey 02.22.11; Press of Atlantic City 02.22.11; Asbury Park Press 02.23.11; Asbury Park Press 05.27.11; Daily Mail (UK) 06.02.14; NJ SNAP Statement 06.02.14; Raw Story 06.02.14; Ring of Fire 06.02.14; Road to Recovery 06.02.14; Star-Ledger 06.02.14; Star-Ledger 06.03.14; Religion Dispatches 06.06.14; Press of Atlantic City 02.10.15; BA.org Assignment Record; http://bishop-accountability.org/