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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

Ngu Quoc “Peter” Tran, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident on May 11, 2021.

Metuchen seminarian killed in hit-and-run accident in New York City

May 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

A seminarian for the Diocese of Metuchen was killed Tuesday evening in a hit-and-run accident in Manhattan.  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

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

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

Members of the African American, African & Caribbean Apostolate hand the Evangelion to Deacon Rick Fortune at an Enduring Love service June 19 2020.

Metuchen Catholic bishop: Racism an evil 'more dangerous' than coronavirus

Jun 23, 2020

The Bishop of Metuchen led a prayer service for racial harmony and justice Friday, urging Catholics to focus on the... Read more

Catholic church in NJ buries two abandoned infants

May 11, 2020

A New Jersey Catholic church buried two infants May 8 who were found dead at a recycling center a few... Read more

Father Timothy Christy, vicar general for the Diocese of Metuchen, leads the Eucharistic Procession for the last three miles of the Sept. 21 walking pilgrimage.

Metuchen diocese holds 9-mile walking pilgrimage for spiritual renewal

Sep 25, 2019

More than 700 people participated in a nine-mile pilgrimage through the streets of New Jersey's Hunterdon County on Saturday in... Read more

Anthony P. Kearns III, Esq., Chancellor of the Diocese of Metuchen. Courtesy photo.

Former NJ prosecutor named to top role in Metuchen diocese

Mar 4, 2019

The Diocese of Metuchen has named a former public prosecutor as its new chancellor, Bishop James F. Checchio announced on... 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

St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral in Metuchen, NJ.

Metuchen diocese suspends priest with close connection to Bootkoski

Sep 5, 2018

By Christopher Altieri

The Diocese of Metuchen has temporarily removed a priest from parish ministry while it reexamines the handling of misconduct allegations... Read more

Bishop Paul Bootkoski.

Bootkoski claims at odds with NY Times McCarrick abuse report

Sep 5, 2018

By Carl Bunderson

Bishop Emeritus Paul Bootkoski of Metuchen said last week that claims of abuse against then-Cardinal McCarrick made to his diocese... Read more

Bishop James Checchio of Metuchen.

NJ bishop: Independent avenue for reporting abuse is needed

Aug 9, 2018

In light of a scandal involving one of its former bishops, Theodore McCarrick, the Diocese of Metuchen is working to... Read more

Msgr. James Checchio, who was appointed Bishop of Metuchen March 8, 2016.

New bishop in NJ was long-time rector of Rome's US seminary

Mar 8, 2016

Monsignor James Checchio, who recently stepped down as rector of the North American College, on Tuesday was appointed Bishop of... Read more