Archbishop Myers’ Retirement Home Draws Ire of Some Catholics

Several Catholic parishioners are upset with what they say are lavish accommodations for Archbishop John Myers' retirement home.

NY man pleads guilty in NJ in alleged divorce ring

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Brooklyn man has admitted to traveling to New Jersey to coerce a Jewish man to give his wife a religious divorce - called a 'get' - through threats of violence. The U.S. attorney's office says David Hellman pleaded guilty ...

Ukranian Church Leader: NATO Military Would Cause Devastation in Ukraine

Ukrainian Orthodox Church Primate Metropolitan Antony said that sending NATO military forces to Ukraine would cause unnecessary devastation to the country.

Priest accused of sex crime following NJ wedding

PROSPECT PARK, N.J. (AP) — A retired New Jersey priest has been charged with engaging in unwanted sexual contact with a man after officiating at a wedding. Morris County prosecutors say the Rev. Philip Briganti, who now lives in El Paso, Texas, ...

NJ judge throws out NYPD spying lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department's intelligence unit didn't discriminate against Muslims with far-reaching surveillance aimed at identifying "budding terrorist conspiracies" at Newark mosques and other locations in New Jersey, a ...

NJ church organist faces child sex assault charges

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a longtime church organist in southern New Jersey is accused of sexually assaulting five young boys over a 30-year period. Winslow police say 71-year-old Joseph Cuthbert of Sicklerville faces five counts each of ...

Synagogue bombings trial to remain in Bergen Co.

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A judge in Bergen County has refused a request to move the trial of a man accused of firebombing synagogues out of the county. Through his attorney, Aakash Dalal had sought to move the upcoming trial because he's accused of ...

Archbishop’s retirement home undergoing expansion

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A major expansion is under way at the northwestern New Jersey home where the Archbishop of Newark will live once he retires. The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1jLyQIO) reports the new three-story, 3,000-square-foot wing at the ...

Man sentenced in sex abuse victims monument case

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who used a sledgehammer to destroy a monument to victims of clergy sexual abuse will not be going to prison. Gordon Ellis was sentenced Friday to two years of probation and ordered to pay $7,500 restitution. ...

Man admits destroying sex abuse victims monument

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has admitted using a sledgehammer to destroy a monument to victims of clergy sexual abuse. Morris County authorities say Gordon Ellis pleaded guilty Wednesday to a downgraded charge of criminal mischief as ...