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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

Derrick Decoste. Photo via Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

Suspect in shooting death of former New Jersey priest answered a Craigslist ad

Jun 7, 2019

By CNA Staff

The man suspected in the March shooting death of a former priest who was credibly accused of sexual abuse of... 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

By CNA Staff

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

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 announces ‘independent review’ of seminary accusations

Aug 23, 2018

By Ed Condon

Seton Hall University has announced an independent review of accusations of sexual abuse and harassment against seminarians. The university is... Read more

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

Cardinal Tobin denies knowledge of 'gay subculture' in Newark

Aug 20, 2018

In an Aug. 17 letter to the priests of Newark, Cardinal Joseph Tobin has said he has not been told... Read more

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.

New allegations surface regarding Archbishop McCarrick and Newark priests

Aug 17, 2018

By Ed Condon

Recent allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick include reports that he made sexual advances toward seminarians during his tenure as... Read more

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

Newark archdiocese defends welcoming of LGBT pilgrimage

Jun 20, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Last month Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark welcomed a pilgrimage of self-identified LGBT pilgrims, with an archdiocesan spokesman saying it... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, shortly after his elevation to cardinal, Nov. 19, 2016.

For Cardinal Tobin, Pope Francis is in step with his predecessors

Nov 23, 2016

By Elise Harris

In a sit-down interview with CNA Monday, Cardinal Joseph Tobin opened up about his appointment and his thoughts on the... Read more

Episcopal ring.

Archbishop Joseph Tobin named as head of Newark archdiocese

Nov 7, 2016

By Elise Harris

The Vatican announced Monday that recently nominated Cardinal-elect Archbishop Joseph William Tobin of Indianapolis will soon be taking over as... Read more

A newly married couple receive Communion at a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, Sept. 14, 2014.

Archdiocese: news reports distorted Newark archbishop's efforts to guide priests

Oct 17, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

A memo from the Archbishop of Newark to his priests on the reception of the Eucharist aimed to provide guidance... Read more

A grave problem – NJ ban on religious headstone sales could violate constitution

Mar 26, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

A New Jersey law crafted to ban the Archdiocese of Newark from selling cemetery headstones might not pass muster under... Read more