Short Hills pastor steps down amid probe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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." ...

Camden Diocese to Sell Senior Facilities

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