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Diocese of Metuchen - Latest News
Sep 9, 2020 - 11:30 am .- Months before officials in the Archdiocese of Newark sold a beach house used by former cardinal Theodore McCarrick for sexual abuse and coercion, the archdiocese bought a second beach house on the Jersey Shore, at which McCarrick reportedly hosted friends and courted donors.
Aug 13, 2020 - 11:58 am .- Reflecting on the first anniversary of the taking effect of a New Jersey law allowing assisted suicide, Bishop James Checchio of Metuchen has encouraged Catholics to continue in unconditional respect for human life.
Jul 22, 2020 - 06:08 pm .- A lawsuit filed Tuesday charges that former cardinal Theodore McCarrick sexually abused a boy and aided his abuse by several other priests, and claims that a principal at a Christian Brothers high school helped procure the victim for McCarrick and the other clergy abusers in the early 1980s.
Jun 23, 2020 - 07:01 pm .- The Bishop of Metuchen led a prayer service for racial harmony and justice Friday, urging Catholics to focus on the eradication of racism.
May 11, 2020 - 02:10 pm .- A New Jersey Catholic church buried two infants May 8 who were found dead at a recycling center a few months ago.
Sep 25, 2019 - 02:48 pm .- More than 700 people participated in a nine-mile pilgrimage through the streets of New Jersey's Hunterdon County on Saturday in order to call for a spiritual awakening and increased discipleship in the Diocese of Metuchen.
Mar 4, 2019 - 02:30 pm .- The Diocese of Metuchen has named a former public prosecutor as its new chancellor, Bishop James F. Checchio announced on March 1.
Nov 19, 2018 - 03:16 pm .- The Archdiocese of Newark announced Monday that New Jersey’s five dioceses will together form a Victim Compensation and Counseling Program in the coming year, and will release the names of all priests in the state who have been accused of sexual misconduct against minors.
Sep 5, 2018 - 05:20 pm .- The Diocese of Metuchen has temporarily removed a priest from parish ministry while it reexamines the handling of misconduct allegations made against him.
Sep 5, 2018 - 02:31 pm .- Bishop Emeritus Paul Bootkoski of Metuchen said last week that claims of abuse against then-Cardinal McCarrick made to his diocese were reported to the then-nuncio in a timely manner. Accounts from some alleged victims suggest the diocese had been aware of McCarrick’s misconduct long before it was reported.
Aug 9, 2018 - 05:01 pm .- In light of a scandal involving one of its former bishops, Theodore McCarrick, the Diocese of Metuchen is working to establish an independent avenue for victims to report abuse conducted by Church leaders, including bishops.
Mar 8, 2016 - 10:59 am .- Monsignor James Checchio, who recently stepped down as rector of the North American College, on Tuesday was appointed Bishop of Metuchen, a diocese in north-central New Jersey.

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