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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

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

New Jersey bishops finalizing plans to compensate sex abuse victims

Dec 15, 2018

In the wake of sex abuse allegations against a former cardinal, the Catholic bishops of New Jersey have announced the... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, August 2018.

NJ dioceses to form compensation program for child victims of clerical abuse

Nov 19, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

The Archdiocese of Newark announced Monday that New Jersey’s five dioceses will together form a Victim Compensation and Counseling Program... Read more

President's Hall, Seton Hall University.

Seton Hall president condemns student harassment of seminarians

Oct 25, 2018

Dr. Mary Meehan, interim president of Seton Hall University, has issued a strongly-worded letter to the campus community following numerous... Read more

Church pews. Public domain.

Catholic chapel in NJ shopping mall closes its doors

Mar 3, 2017

A Catholic chapel that has served a New Jersey shopping mall since 1970 has scheduled its final Mass.    Read more

Wedding rings.

New Jersey to appeal ruling on 'gay marriage' recognition

Sep 30, 2013

Political leaders in New Jersey have vowed to appeal a judge’s ruling that “gay marriage” must be recognized in the... Read more