- Mar 29, 2020
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Monday to ease restrictions on when childhood sexual abuse victims can seek damages in court, an action that comes after a wave of details last year about the abuse of minors in the Catholic Church.
Attorneys for a man seeking to force New Jersey’s five Roman Catholic dioceses to release their complete clergy abuse records issued their own list Monday of more than 300 priests accused of child sexual abuse.
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark called New Jersey’s new law allowing assisted suicide regrettable, saying “whatever its motives and means,” it is “morally unacceptable.”
Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed legislation making New Jersey the seventh state to enact a law permitting terminally ill patients to seek life-ending medication.
A special exposition, “Treasures of the Church,” focusing on relics has recently been held in New Jersey.
An assisted suicide bill passed the Assembly 41-33 and the Senate 21-16 and is currently awaiting Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy’s signature, which he has pledged to do. State residents are being urged to contact the governor and ask him not to sign the bill into law.