- Feb 18, 2020
A New Jersey law allowing adopted persons to obtain birth records was a compromise with New Jersey Right to Life and the New Jersey Catholic Conference, who worry about more abortions, and the ACLU of New Jersey and the N.J. Bar Association, who argue birth parents expected anonymity.
While one terminally ill young women made headlines across the country two years ago by advocating for the right to end her life, another, living in New Jersey, decided to begin quietly campaigning for the right to stay alive, saying, “The sanctity of life is deteriorating … Nobody should be telling you that you don’t have rights to medication.”
A principal at a Catholic high school in New Jersey who was abruptly removed from her post along with the school’s president is now back at work, amid a controversy over a lawsuit by a former guidance counselor who says she was fired because she’s married to a woman.
Father Warren Hall said he was notified by phone on Wednesday that Newark Archbishop John Myers, an outspoken conservative, says Hall’s actions are “confusing the faithful” by supporting gay advocacy groups and backing a counselor fired for being in a same-sex marriage.
A former dean and a guidance counselor at a Catholic high school in New Jersey is suing the school, its president and the Archdiocese of Newark for discrimination after she was fired when school officials learned she’s married to another woman.
A former priest in Paterson, N.J., has been convicted of luring and criminal sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl, while a priest in Long Island has voluntarily stepped down during an investigation of an allegation of sexual abuse from years ago.