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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 ...

9/11 service at church near World Trade Center

9-11-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Worshippers gathered at a church near ground zero to reflect and honor the dead. Mona Bhow (boh) of New York goes to St. Paul's Chapel every year on 9/11. Bhow said tearfully that the anniversary "brings back horrible memories." ...
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Camden Diocese to Sell Senior Facilities

8-28-14
The Catholic Diocese of Camden has lost money at its senior facilities and is now looking for buyers.

Camden Diocese seeks to sell nursing homes

8-27-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Camden Diocese is seeking to sell its three nursing homes. The diocese says insufficient Medicaid reimbursements created a $6 million shortfall last year. In a statement, Bishop Dennis Sullivan says the current nursing-home ...

Jerusalem police search for missing US student

8-26-14
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A congressman is joining with the family of a New Jersey man who disappeared in Israel to call for his safe return. U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, a Republican from New Jersey, joined a news conference Tuesday in Lakewood, where ...

New Jersey priest accused of sexual contact

8-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Trenton Diocese has suspended a priest after he was accused of having sexual contact with a teenage boy. Authorities arrested the Rev. Romannilo Apura at his residence at St. Martha Parish in Point Pleasant on Thursday. The ...