Camden Diocese seeks to sell nursing homes

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

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

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 ...

New Jersey man removes Islamic group-linked flag

GARWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has taken down a black flag with Arabic letters he's been flying outside his home for 10 years after complaints arose on Twitter about its association with Islamic militants. Mark Dunaway tells News 12 New ...

Bishop names new leaders for NJ seminary

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark's archbishop has appointed two new leaders to New Jersey's St. Andrew's Hall at Seton Hall University. The Rev. John Chadwick will succeed Rev. Mark O'Malley as rector of the college seminary. O'Malley recently requested ...

North Jersey Jewish group to rally for Israel

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey will hold a solidarity rally for Israel. The rally will take place Thursday night at the Bergen Pac in Englewood. Speakers will include religious and political leaders. The ...

Catholic school changing name amid fewer students

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Ocean County's only Catholic high school is changing its name as it deals with declining enrollment. Monsignor Donovan High School in Toms River will be known as Donovan Catholic. Principal Edward Gere tells the Asbury ...

Montclair’s Immaculate Conception to stay open

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — Montclair's Immaculate Conception High School will stay open after organizers raised nearly $500,000. The Archdiocese of Newark had planned to close the school, which had amassed $900,000 in debt. Development director Celia ...

New Jersey Catholic cemetery probed

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. (AP) — Bergen County's prosecutor is investigating the financial practices of a Catholic cemetery in Saddle Brook that sold graves at a discount for cash. The Diocese of Paterson forbids the practice of taking cash and the pastor ...

Parochial Schools Face Closures in New Jersey

Many parochial schools in New Jersey are facing closure because of declining enrollment.