- Sep 20, 2020
A Catholic priest serving the Newark area was arrested and is facing two charges related to sexually harassing an adult, police said.
The demand for food and clothes has surged at the Mercy House in the Clinton Hill section of Newark where the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the area’s poor is ever-present.
Citing the toll COVID-19 is taking on school enrollments and finances, the Archdiocese of Newark’s Office of Schools announced Aug. 4 that five elementary schools will not reopen this fall and three elementary schools will consolidate with nearby school communities.
The director of food pantries for Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Paterson said the number of people coming for food “is just staggering.”
When sin entered the world, the mirror image of God was shattered, said Metuchen Bishop James F. Checchio at a June 19 prayer service for racial harmony, peace, justice and healing of the nation.