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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

The site of Most Blessed Sacrament parish in Franklin Lakes, NJ, after an arson burned the church Dec 11, 2019.

Suspect arrested after arson destroys NJ church

Dec 11, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

A suspect is in custody after an early-morning arson destroyed a Catholic parish in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.  Read more

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn. CNA file photo

Bishop DiMarzio denies allegations of sexual abuse

Nov 13, 2019

By CNA Staff

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn is rejecting an allegation that he sexually molested a minor in the 1970s, calling it... Read more

President's Hall, Seton Hall University.

McCarrick created 'culture of fear and intimidation,' Seton Hall review finds

Sep 4, 2019

Disgraced former cardinal Theodore McCarrick created a “culture of fear and intimidation” at the Seton Hall University seminary, according to... Read more

Rainbow flag painted over old white brick wall. Stock image via Shutterstock.

Newark church asks school to cover LGBT mural

May 24, 2019

A Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Newark has instructed a charter school to cover a pro-LGBT mural painted on... Read more

Former New Jersey priest, credibly accused of abuse, shot dead

Mar 13, 2019

John Capparelli, a former priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, was found dead in his Nevada home Saturday. Caparelli had... Read more