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  • Serratelli named new Paterson (NJ) bishop

    06/01/2004 1:15:50 PM PDT · by sidewalk · 5 replies · 224+ views
    Newsday ^ | June 1, 2004 | WAYNE PARRY
    PATERSON, N.J. -- The Most Rev. Arthur J. Serratelli, a Newark native with a command of Spanish and a preference for conciliation over confrontation, was named the seventh bishop of Paterson on Tuesday by Pope John Paul II. The pope accepted the resignation of Bishop Frank J. Rodimer, 76, who had passed the Vatican's mandatory retirement age for bishops more than a year ago. Serratelli, an auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Newark, where he served as vicar general, did not announce any sweeping reforms, saying he wants to listen and learn from the diocese's 111 parishes. But at a...
  • Kerry reaffirms rights to Receive Holy Communion Paterson, NJ Bishop Rodimer Agrees

    04/24/2004 10:58:04 PM PDT · by Coleus · 80 replies · 630+ views
    Kerry reaffirms rights Saturday, April 24, 2004 By NANCY BENAC ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry delivered an unabashed defense of abortion rights on Friday, just hours after a top Vatican cardinal said that priests must deny Communion to Catholic politicians who support abortion rights.Several other Catholic politicians said they, too, had no intention of altering the way they practice their religion or their politics.With hundreds of Catholic politicians in the United States supporting abortion rights, the trans-Atlantic counterpoint was only the latest sign that the issue promises to be a recurrent one on the U.S. campaign...
  • Rodimer: Psychologist gave me bad advice (Fr. Groeschel, Bishop Rodimer)

    03/04/2003 5:43:12 PM PST · by Dajjal · 11 replies · 959+ views
    North Jersey Herald News zz ^ | March 4, 2003 | Maya Kremenz
    RODIMER: PSYCHOLOGIST GAVE ME BAD ADVICE Tuesday, March 4, 2003 By Maya KremenHerald News The Diocese of Paterson is now placing some of the blame for an alleged serial abuser on a spiritual counselor who said he was fit to return to ministry.The Rev. Benedict Groeschel, a prominent New York Franciscan friar and psychologist, treated James T. Hanley, during the 1980s, after Hanley allegedly abused more than 15 boys in a Mendham parish. Groeschel said at the time that Hanley's problem was alcoholism, not a tendency to abuse minors, according to Marianna Thompson, the diocesan spokeswoman.The diocese removed Hanley...
  • International team Teaches Kids to Uphold Diversity (Catholic Kumbya Alert)

    12/17/2002 9:39:05 PM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies · 1,958+ views
    International team teaches kids to uphold diversity Tuesday, December 17, 2002 By CHARLES AUSTIN Staff Writer The Embracing Cultures Project presenting its multimedia message to young people Sunday at St. Mary\\\'s Church in Pompton Lakes. (CARMINE GALASSO/THE RECORD) POMPTON LAKES The vivacious young woman told a rapt audience of grade-schoolers how she carries seven pieces of shrapnel in her legs - fragments of a bomb that exploded near her home in Sarajevo when she was 12 years old. But for Nadja Halilbegovich, it's not what she carries in her legs, but what she carries in her heart that enables her...
  • The reform group and the archbishop: A rising tide runs into a wall

    11/25/2002 2:53:55 PM PST · by Incorrigible · 17 replies · 328+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 11/24/02 | David Gibson
    The reform group and the archbishop: A rising tide runs into a wall Sunday, November 24, 2002 BY DAVID GIBSON Star-Ledger Staff [Newark, NJ] -- The ban that Newark Archbishop John J. Myers directed last month at the New Jersey chapter of a burgeoning national Catholic reform group was about as cut and dried as an edict can get. To Myers, the group Voice of the Faithful was "anti- Church and, ultimately, anti-Catholic," and in no uncertain terms he said its members could not meet on church property anywhere in the four counties of the Newark archdiocese. But Voice of...