Bishop Serratelli is reported to have had ties to ex-Cardinal McCarrick and was said to be mentored by McCarrick while he was a priest in the Archdiocese of Newark. Serratelli has also been accused of covering-up for a priest in his diocese who has multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against him. This priest in Serratelli’s diocese is still in good standing despite the numerous credible accusations abusing young men ranging over a decade.