- May 26, 2020
Father Kevin Gugliotta of Mahwah pleaded guilty to dissemination of child pornography. The 55-year-old priest downloaded child pornography to a personal computer and then uploaded the files to a chat room on 20 separate occasions last summer.
At his installation Mass on Friday, Cardinal Joseph Tobin said, “The church senses a responsibility for the world, not simply as yet another institutional presence or a benevolent NGO, but as a movement of salt, light and leaven for the world’s transformation.”
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.