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150619Flanagan

NJ Churches Ask for Heightened Security After Charleston Shooting

6-19-15
In the wake of the shooting death of nine at a Charleston church, New Jersey church leaders have asked for more security at their houses of worship to deter copycats.
150618Flanagan

Pope: Climate Change is a Global Problem with Grave Implications

6-18-15
Pope Francis says people need to fight for a cleaner planet and against business interests and consumerism to help reverse climate change.
150511Vannozzi

Fighting to Keep Saint Michael’s Medical Center Open

5-11-15
Religious leaders have joined the fight to keep Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark from becoming an outpatient ambulatory facility instead of a full acute-care hospital.
150506Vannozzi

Ordained Catholic Women Operate Separately from the Vatican

5-6-15
There are 208 Roman Catholic Womenpriests worldwide that practice religion apart from the Vatican because they aren't accepted.
150427Hill

Rules of Religious Divorce in Orthodox Jewish Community Led to Kidnapping

4-27-15
Three rabbis have been convicted on charges they kidnapped men and forced them to grant their wives a religious divorce, called a get.
150318Cruz

Presbyterian Church Changes Definition of Marriage to Include Same-Sex Couples

3-18-15
Presbyterian Church USA, the largest denomination in the country, has broadened its definition of marriage to include same-sex couples.
150205Wanko

Antiques Show Mailers Go Missing

2-5-15
Postcards advertising the 69th Glen Ridge Antiques Show were not delivered and organizers say it was difficult to find out what happened.
150119Flan

Pope’s Message of Helping Poor Resonates with Religious Charities

1-19-15
Pope Francis spoke in the Philippines about a religious obligation to help the poor. In New Jersey, religious charities are doing that work, helping the homeless and disabled.
150106Wanko

Interfaith Group Helps Homeless

1-6-15
The Freehold Clergy Association has an emergency housing program where homeless men can seek shelter during the winter months.