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Sydney McLaughlin

Sydney McLaughlin gives ‘all the glory to God’ after smashing another world record in hurdles

Jul 28, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

After breaking her previous record set a month ago, she gave all credit to God in a social media post... Read more

Former President Donald Trump, former First Lady Melania Trump, Barron Trump, Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, and other relatives stand outside of St. Vincent Ferrer Roman Catholic Church after the funeral services of Ivana Trump in New York, on July 20, 2022.

Ivana Trump receives traditional Catholic burial following funeral

Jul 22, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

The late Ivana Trump, a Catholic, received a traditional Catholic burial following her funeral on Wednesday. Read more

Sisters Vanessa Pagano (left) and Nichole Pagano, who are both students at Hunterdon Central Regional High School and attended an unsanctioned pro-abortion rally at the school in order to stand up for the unborn with a pro-life sign.

Catholic pro-life student attacked at public school, school criticized for lack of protection

May 26, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Nichole Pagano said that students ‘came at me all up in my face, verbally screaming at me, and physically even... Read more

Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey.

NJ bishops express 'outrage' over plan to mandate insurance coverage for abortion

May 17, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

New Jersey’s Catholic bishops on Thursday expressed their disappointment with a proposal by Governor Phil Murphy to expand abortion access... Read more

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