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Priest convicted of groping woman

10-16-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A Catholic priest has been convicted of groping a woman, but was acquitted of charges that he molested her two children. The Asbury Park Press reports (http://on.app.com/1qBtyyC) that Marukudiyil Velan was convicted by a ...

Man sues Newark Archdiocese over alleged sex abuse

10-7-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man is suing the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, alleging that a now-deceased priest sexually molested him more than 30 years ago. Stephen Marlowe, of Hoboken, discussed his claims during a news ...

Short Hills pastor steps down amid probe

10-7-14
MILLBURN, N.J. (AP) — The pastor of a Roman Catholic church in Millburn has voluntarily stepped down while officials investigate sexual abuse allegations stemming from when he served at another church. The Rev. Monsignor George Trabold has served ...

Nun being beatified; credited with curing boy

10-4-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of people have gathered to witness the beatification of a New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy's eye disease. Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich (dem-JAN'-oh-vich) is being beatified Saturday during a Mass, led by ...

A few facts about the beatification process

10-3-14
Saturday's beatification of a New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy's eye ailment marks another step in a process that started nearly 70 years ago. Here are a few facts about the process: Q: What is beatification? A: Beatification is the third ...

Nun credited with curing boy will be beatified

10-3-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey nun who died more than 80 years ago moves closer to sainthood this weekend. Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich (dem-JAN'-oh-vich) will be beatified in a ceremony Saturday at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart ...

New Jersey diocese settles priest abuse suit

10-3-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Trenton Diocese has paid $610,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a New Jersey man who said he was sexually abused for years as a teen by a priest who headed the diocese's youth group. Forty-two-year-old Chris Naples of Bass ...

South Jersey rabbi’s SUV fire under investigation

9-30-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials in Atlantic City are investigating a fire in a southern New Jersey rabbi's sport utility vehicle. The vehicle was engulfed in flames outside the Rodef Sholom Synagogue on Thursday, the start of the Jewish new ...

Fire damages Hackensack church

9-29-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Forty parishioners escaped unharmed after a fire started in a Hackensack church. The fire was reported in Mount Holiness Temple around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Fire Capt. Robert McClintock tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1rEv4o4 ...

Lawyer to appeal to high court on gay conversion

9-12-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An attorney for people seeking to overturn New Jersey's ban on so-called gay conversion therapy says he will petition the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case. Gov. Chris Christie signed the law last year banning the therapy for ...