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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Judge reserves ruling on ‘under God’ pledge suit

11-19-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A judge has heard arguments in a family's lawsuit against a New Jersey school district over the Pledge of Allegiance. Attorneys argued Wednesday on the Aberdeen Matawan school district's motion to dismiss the lawsuit. The ...

Deer runs amok in Lakewood church office

11-18-14
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A deer managed to run amok after shattering a window and leaping in a church office in Lakewood. Officials initially feared a burglar had broken into the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church on Monday. But the Rev. Thomas ...

Religious, civic leaders press gun manufacturers

11-10-14
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Religious leaders from Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey are joining elected and police officials to call on gun manufacturers to tighten distribution systems and develop smart gun technologies. Bridgeport Mayor ...