Bad signs: From a heterodox diocese, linked with Seton Hall University. Boy, would I be interested in finding out whether his course studies were geared towards establishing the biblical historicism, or deconstruction.
Seton Hall, where he was in seminary, has a rep. for being wildly non-authentic. Worst than Big East opponents Georgetown, St. John's or Notre Dame. But I suspect much of this comes from its athletic reputation, as a haven for arsonists, rapists, and convicts. I would suspect, but would not assert that such signs of spiritual pollution would be reflected in the seminary, but that doesn't constitute a direct link.
The 56 year-old Monsignor is the son of Eva and the late Pio D. Serratelli of Newark. He was born on April 18, 1944 and attended local grammar schools, Seton Hall Prep and Seton Hall University, where he studied philosophy. He studied for the priesthood at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Darlington, NJ.
In making the announcement, Archbishop McCarrick stated: "Once more the Holy Father has honored the Church of Newark by selecting one of its outstanding priests for the Office of Bishop. It is with great gratitude to God that we welcome Monsignor Arthur Serratelli as Auxiliary Bishop of Newark.
"In a personal way, I rejoice in his nomination since I have come to appreciate him all the more during these past three years as he served with such great grace in the role of Rector of our Saint Andrew's College Seminary."