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Aaron Oliver thinks it's possible to be pro-life and a loyal Democrat. But party leaders want him to resign.

His fellow Democrats want him to resign because he's pro-life, but Aaron Oliver won't budge

Jan 2, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Aaron Oliver thinks it's possible to be pro-life and a loyal Democrat. The leaders of his party think otherwise, and... Read more

Theodore McCarrick arrives at Dedham District Court on Friday morning, Sept. 3 for his 9 a.m. arraignment

Report: Hundreds of sex abuse lawsuits filed against New Jersey Catholic priests during 2-year window

Dec 3, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

At least 820 sex abuse lawsuits have been filed against New Jersey’s Catholic dioceses and religious orders in the past... Read more

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick arrives at Massachusetts' Dedham District Courthouse for his arraignment, Sept. 3, 2021.

Theodore McCarrick faces new sex abuse lawsuit in New Jersey

Sep 16, 2021

By Christine Rousselle, Matt Hadro

Three sex abuse lawsuits, including one naming disgraced former archbishop Theodore McCarrick as the alleged abuser, were filed on Thursday,... Read more

Theodore McCarrick

Theodore McCarrick faces new civil sex abuse lawsuit

Jul 31, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick now faces a fifth civil sex abuse lawsuit in New Jersey, after he was criminally charged... Read more

Court dismisses Catholic school teacher’s employment discrimination claim

May 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

A federal district court dismissed the employment discrimination claim of a New Jersey Catholic school teacher last week, ruling that... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark.

Catholic opposition to NJ abortion rights bill based on 'commitment to human life and dignity'

Mar 18, 2021

The Catholic Church’s opposition to a bill that would guarantee a right to abortion under New Jersey law is founded... Read more

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn. CNA file photo

Alleged abuse victim of Brooklyn bishop files civil lawsuit

Feb 23, 2021

An alleged abuse victim who last year went public with allegations against the Bishop of Brooklyn has now filed a... Read more

NJ bishops call for day of prayer and fasting on Roe anniversary 

Jan 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

As the United States approaches 48 years of legalized abortion nationwide, the Catholic bishops of New Jersey are asking Catholics... Read more

Bishop James Checchio of Metuchen.

Catholic bishop in NJ: Don't be complacent in the face of legal assisted suicide

Aug 13, 2020

Reflecting on the first anniversary of the taking effect of a New Jersey law allowing assisted suicide, Bishop James Checchio... Read more

The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ.

Despite protests, Newark archdiocese supports COVID limits on churches

Apr 22, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

While a New Jersey state senator has launched a petition seeking the “thoughtful” resumption of religious services with “reasonable precautions,”... Read more

Catholics in Camden help working families get homes of their own

Dec 23, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

Affordable housing is a problem for many Americans, but for the low-income residents of Camden, a Catholic non-profit is working... Read more

Birth Control.

New Jersey bishop opposes contraception bill removing religious exemption

Dec 13, 2019

A New Jersey bishop is calling on legislators to amend a bill that would force religious groups to fund contraceptive... Read more

New Jersey appeals court overturns injunction on assisted suicide law

Aug 28, 2019

A New Jersey appeals court ruled Tuesday that the state’s law permitting assisted suicide may take effect while a legal... Read more

New Jersey judge temporarily blocks assisted suicide law

Aug 16, 2019

A judge in New Jersey has temporarily halted a law allowing physician assisted suicide, which had gone into effect August... Read more

Bishop James Checchio of Metuchen.

Bishop calls assisted suicide ‘affront to the dignity of life’ on eve of legalization

Jul 30, 2019

Bishop James E. Checchio of Metuchen described assisted suicide as “a grievous affront to the dignity of human life” that... Read more

New Jersey State House Capitol.

New Jersey extends statute of limitations for child sex abuse claims

May 14, 2019

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law this week a bill relaxing the state’s statute of limitations for child... Read more

New Jersey governor Phil Murphy at the 2018 Ripple Of Hope Awards.

Catholic governor signs assisted suicide law 'after careful prayer'

Apr 15, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act into law on April 15, as... Read more

New Jersey state capitol building in Trenton.

New Jersey legislature passes bill legalizing assisted suicide

Mar 26, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

New Jersey is set to become the latest state to legalize assisted suicide, as both chambers of the state legislature... Read more

New Jersey State House Capitol.

NJ bill would expand window for sex abuse victims to sue

Feb 15, 2019

The New Jersey legislature is considering expanding the legal window to file civil actions for sex abuse against both individual... Read more

Then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick arrives at the Vatican on March 5, 2013.

McCarrick labeled 'permanently removed from ministry' in list of accused clergy

Feb 13, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The Archdiocese of Newark released a list of names of credibly accused clergy on Wednesday, including disgraced former archbishop of... Read more