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Aug 16, 2019 - 02:31 pm .- A judge in New Jersey has temporarily halted a law allowing physician assisted suicide, which had gone into effect August 1.
Jul 30, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Bishop James E. Checchio of Metuchen described assisted suicide as “a grievous affront to the dignity of human life” that “can never be morally justified” in a letter to his diocese on July 30.
May 14, 2019 - 04:56 pm .- New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law this week a bill relaxing the state’s statute of limitations for child sex abuse victims.
May 1, 2019 - 05:19 pm .- Affordable housing is a problem for many Americans, but for the low-income residents of Camden, a Catholic non-profit is working hard to make sure they have the budgeting skills, the life skills, and the community connections to become homeowners—and to stay that way.
Apr 15, 2019 - 03:45 pm .- Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act into law on April 15, as one New Jersey bishop pledged to continue to oppose the "dangerous" new law.
Mar 26, 2019 - 04:12 pm .- New Jersey is set to become the latest state to legalize assisted suicide, as both chambers of the state legislature have passed a bill allowing the practice, which Governor Phil Murphy (D) says he will sign.
Feb 15, 2019 - 06:18 pm .- The New Jersey legislature is considering expanding the legal window to file civil actions for sex abuse against both individual perpetrators and institutions.
Feb 13, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- The Archdiocese of Newark released a list of names of credibly accused clergy on Wednesday, including disgraced former archbishop of the diocese Theodore McCarrick. The archdiocese listed McCarrick as “permanently removed from ministry,” although a final verdict is still pending in his canonical process.
Dec 15, 2018 - 05:42 pm .- In the wake of sex abuse allegations against a former cardinal, the Catholic bishops of New Jersey have announced the creation of a fund to compensate victims of clergy sex abuse, while details of similar funds in Pennsylvania are also being finalized.
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.
Oct 25, 2018 - 01:28 pm .- Dr. Mary Meehan, interim president of Seton Hall University, has issued a strongly-worded letter to the campus community following numerous reports of students harassing seminarians on campus.
Mar 3, 2017 - 06:36 am .- A Catholic chapel that has served a New Jersey shopping mall since 1970 has scheduled its final Mass.  
Oct 1, 2013 - 12:06 am .- Political leaders in New Jersey have vowed to appeal a judge’s ruling that “gay marriage” must be recognized in the state because of a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.