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Bishop James Checchio of Metuchen.

USCCB chairmen elections: Who came out on top?

Nov 16, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops elected six new chairmen-elect on Nov. 16 at their Fall General... 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

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

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

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 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

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