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Cardinal Joseph Tobin, archbishop of Newark, New Jersey.

Synod cardinal speaks on LGBTQ+ Catholics and those who love the Traditional Latin Mass

Oct 10, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

At an Oct. 10 press conference on the Synod on Synodality, Cardinal Joseph Tobin responded to a question about those... Read more

Classroom in a Catholic school.

New Jersey court rules Catholic school can require teachers to follow Catholic teaching

Aug 15, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously upheld a Catholic school’s ability to enforce an employee code of conduct in line... Read more

The statue of Our Lady of Fatima was returned to St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Gibbsboro, New Jersey, Sept. 7, 2022.

Our Lady of Fatima statue to tour Newark Archdiocese throughout May

May 1, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

One of only 13 copies in the world, the statue will leave its home at the Shrine of Fatima in... 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

Theodore McCarrick outside Dedham District Court, Friday, Sept. 4, 2021.

Former priest files new sexual abuse lawsuit against Theodore McCarrick

Nov 23, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

A former Catholic priest who has previously alleged that ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick sexually abused him when he was a seminarian... Read more

Theodore McCarrick outside Dedham District Court, Friday, Sept. 4, 2021.

Judge: Newark archdiocese can be held liable for McCarrick's misconduct

Oct 1, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A New Jersey federal judge ruled this week that the Archdiocese of Newark can be held financially responsible for the... Read more

Theodore McCarrick.

Lawsuits bring additional sexual battery allegations against Theodore McCarrick

Sep 2, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Theodore McCarrick, a disgraced former cardinal, is facing criminal charges of sexual abuse of a minor, with his first court... Read more

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn.

Sex abuse claims against Bishop DiMarzio lack 'semblance of truth', Vatican rules

Sep 1, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Sexual abuse allegations against Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn did not have “the semblance of truth,” the Congregation for the... 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

The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark.

Priest in NJ, former prep school chaplain, charged with endangering students

Oct 5, 2020

Fr. Salvatore DiStefano, a former boys' prep school chaplain in New Jersey, was charged Thursday with use of children to... Read more

Archbishop John Myers. Courtesy photo.

Archbishop John Myers, retired Newark archbishop, dead at 79

Sep 24, 2020

Archbishop John J Myers, emeritus archbishop of Newark, has died at 79.  Read more

Theodore McCarrick. CNA file photo.

Newark archdiocese bought second beach house for use by McCarrick

Sep 9, 2020

Months before officials in the Archdiocese of Newark sold a beach house used by former cardinal Theodore McCarrick for sexual... Read more

Theodore McCarrick before his laicization.

Lawsuit claims McCarrick headed abusive ‘sex ring,’ names alleged ‘procurer’

Jul 22, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

A lawsuit filed Tuesday charges that former cardinal Theodore McCarrick sexually abused a boy and aided his abuse by several... Read more

Father Edmond Ilg gives his first blessing to his son, Fr. Philip Ilg, outside Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ. Image courtesy of the Ilg family.

Fathers’ Day: When a dad became a priest, like his son

Jun 24, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Edmond Ilg, 62, has been a father since the birth of his son in 1986. But on June 21, he became... Read more

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn. CNA file photo

Brooklyn Catholic Bishop DiMarzio denies ‘libelous’ accusations of abuse

Jun 4, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn has denied a second allegation of sexual abuse, and said he is considering taking legal... Read more

Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, New Jersey.

Newark archdiocese campaigns for parishes facing coronavirus cash crunch

Mar 23, 2020

Many parishes have suffered a sharp drop in donations following the loss of in-person Sunday collections because of the suspension... Read more

Bishop-Elect Elias R. Lorenzo, O.S.B. for the Archdiocese of Newark.

Pope Francis names 4 new bishops for US dioceses

Feb 27, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The appointments, announced Thursday, include three new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, and one new auxiliary... Read more

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn. CNA file photo

DiMarzio welcomes investigation, points to personal record fighting abuse

Jan 19, 2020

By CNA Staff

The Diocese of Brooklyn said that Bishop DiMarzio had done nothing wrong and had no intention of stepping aside during... Read more

Cardinal Dolan attends No Hate. No Fear. Solidarity March at Columbus Park, Jan. 5, 2020.

Cardinal Dolan conducting 'Vos estis' investigation into Brooklyn's Bishop DiMarzio

Jan 18, 2020

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is conducting an investigation into Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, following an allegation of sexual abuse. Read more