NEWARK, N.J. – Asked if he realized he was committing a crime by having sex with a 15-year-old boy when he was 40, the priest said, “I just came fr (sic) my country and really in Ecuador a person at 15 years old is not consider (sic) so innocent.”
Articles tagged “Archdiocese of Newark”
NEWARK, N.J. — In the 18 months since the archdiocese began marketing headstones, some headstone dealers saw business drop off by 40 percent.
(RNS) Enrollment in Catholic schools across the country has been on a steady decline since the 1960s.
NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) The Archdiocese of Newark became the first cemetery operator in New Jersey, religious or otherwise, to enter the lucrative headstone business in April of last year.
NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) The Archdiocese of Newark in recent years quietly entered the headstone and mausoleum business, a lucrative venture for which the archdiocese acknowledges it must pay a particular state tax. So far, it hasn’t paid a penny.
(RNS) Michael Fugee, 53, who attended youth retreats and heard confessions from minors despite signing a court-sanctioned decree forbidding such activities, is no longer a priest.
NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) Embattled Archbishop John Myers rejected a claim that the appointment of a designated successor was a rebuke of his administration. “Absolutely not. It was my own request.”
NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) Monsignor John Doran is among the highest-ranking Roman Catholic officials in the country to be demoted over the handling of a priest accused of sexual abuse, observers say.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (RNS) Wearing a bright orange prison jumpsuit, the priest at the center of the furor in the Archdiocese in Newark made his first court appearance on Tuesday on charges he violated a court-sanctioned ban on working with children.