- Jun 1, 2020
The late Bishop Charles J. McDonnell, retired auxiliary bishop of Newark, who died Feb. 13 at age 91, is being remembered as a humble man who answered the call to serve God and country.
Standing before a banner of Our Lady of Guadalupe bedecked with fragrant roses, Metuchen Bishop James F. Checchio issued a challenge to the faithful seated within the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi Dec. 12: Their work had only just begun.
A man claims in a lawsuit filed under a recently enacted New Jersey law that he told Pope John Paul II in 1988 about being sexually abused as a child by the priest who would become Cardinal Theodore McCarrick but that the Vatican did nothing — claims he also made in a lawsuit this summer in New York.
New Jersey’s new law allowing assisted suicide, effective Aug. 1, “points to an “utter failure” on the part of government and indeed all society, said Bishop James F. Checchio of Metuchen.
Bishop James Checchio of New Jersey issues a pastoral letter against the state’s assisted suicide law.
All 5 dioceses in New Jersey have released the names of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse.