Fr. Terence O. McAlinden


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 09.30.07Press of Atlantic City 10.02.07Asbury Park Press 10.03.07Press of Atlantic City 10.03.07Press of Atlantic City 10.07.07Press of Atlantic City 09.15.08Ashbury Park Press 09.16.08Statement by Mark Crawford on Fr Noche and Fr McAlinden 12.14.08Asbury Park Press 02.21.11Point Pleasant Patch 02.21.11The Newsworks 02.21.11The Times 02.21.11The Trentonian 02.21.11KION 02.22.11My Central Jersey 02.22.11Newsroom Jersey 02.22.11Press of Atlantic City 02.22.11Asbury Park Press 02.23.11Asbury Park Press 05.27.11Daily Mail (UK) 06.02.14NJ SNAP Statement 06.02.14Raw Story 06.02.14Ring of Fire 06.02.14Road to Recovery 06.02.14Star-Ledger 06.02.14Star-Ledger 06.03.14Religion Dispatches 06.06.14Press of Atlantic City 02.10.15; Assignment Record;