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Religions and Spirituality

October 30, 2022

UNION, NJ — At a time of simmering acrimony in our national discourse, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Newark publicly evoked a theme in need of a revival - forgiveness. "What kind of country wants to keep an 80-year-old former bank robber locked up?" said Cardinal Joseph Tobin, remembering the ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - One of the most important dates on the calendar for Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains will be a school holiday, setting the Ridgewood school calendar apart from many others in the state. Students and educators will no longer have to sacrifice their religious traditions and take an absence.

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NEWARK, NJ — The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Newark will be speaking at an upcoming interfaith conference about a subject that a sorely divided society debates daily — forgiveness. Cardinal Joseph Tobin will join Jewish, Muslim, Protestant, and Hindu clergy at the event, entitled Faith in ...

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Princeton, NJ –The first president to lead the Princeton Theological Seminary was appointed 120 years ago, and in the intervening time the institution has only had seven presidents. On October 14, the Seminary revealed its choice for its eighth president and he will break new ground at the ...

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NEW JERSEY - Flags will fly at half staff in recognition and remembrance of Former Governor Florio from sunrise Tuesday, September 27 until sunset on Tuesday October 11. “Governor Florio was a fighter who never backed down", said Governor Murphy in a statement. "He was a leader who cared more ...

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - It was a somber tribute held at the 9/11 ceremony in Memorial Park on Wilmore Road, marking the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The wet weather did not deter those wishing to reflect and remember all those who perished that day. The ceremony was held adjacent to ...

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Priestly Duties and Reporting for Duty During a Pandemic - Kelly Marsicano, Archdiocese of Newark CLARK, NJ -  “It’s a rewarding ministry. I love serving soldiers and their families.” As a member of the U.S Army Reserves Chaplain Corps, Father Andrew De Silva is required to report for duty ...

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CLIFTON, NJ – Bishop Kevin Sweeney is a native of Queens, New York and grew up in St. Luke’s Parish in Whitestone, NY. From 1984 to 1988 he attended Cathedral Prep and played baseball for the high school seminary team as an infielder, outfielder and pitcher.  After high school, and much debate ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Adam Wade, of Montclair, the first Black host of a televised game show, has died at 87 of complications of Parkinson's Disease.  His wife, Jeree Wade, confirmed his death to The New York Times last week. Born in 1935 in Pittsburgh as Patrick Henry Wade, he was raised by his ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - St. Vincent De Paul Church will be holding a “Christmas in July” Crafts event on Sunday, July 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Robinson Hall, 979 Avenue C. Vendors will include: Younique, Origami Owl, Flying Wood USA, City Girl Paints, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Monat, Paparazzi, Color ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Temple Sholom of West Essex has announced the appointment of Stephanie Kupfer as its new Cantor. Kupfer joins Temple Sholom from Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford, Conn.  Originally from Los Angeles, Kupfer received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Pepperdine ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A toddler in pink sneakers swayed to and fro.  Firefighters on a passing float had the rhythm in their shoulders.  A performer on stilts raised his arms to the sky and waved them around.  An Afro-Mexican dance team wearing masks made from horse hair and deer antlers ...

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NUTLEY, NJ — As many Americans are only recently learning about Juneteenth, a celebration that has been part of the American experience since 1866, they are also discovering the hymn, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a song with roots dating back to 1900.  When NJ Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - In the midst of the Montclair State University graduation, a proposal took place on June 2. Kathy Fevrius was called to the stage during the graduation ceremony, as nearly 350 people waited patiently for the time when their names will be called to receive their diploma.  “This ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnick will be hosting an Houses of Worship Awareness Seminar Wednesday, June 8. The event scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., is open to the County’s entire faith-based community and, in response to recent mass shootings throughout the nation, ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Retired Verona Police Lt. James Saxon has died, the Verona Police Department announced on Facebook on Monday. Saxon served from 1978 to 2003 in the Verona Police Department. After working various shifts in patrol, Saxon was promoted to sergeant in 1992 and then lieutenant in ...

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Above: Bon Jovi comments on social media Sunday, after announcing Alec John Such's passing at age 70.  The Jersey born, and world-wide famous Rock and Roll band; 'Bon Jovi' officially announced Sunday, that the Yonkers, New York, born, Alec John Such, former founding member of Bon Jovi, had ...

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TOTOWA, N.J. - The Totowa Memorial Day Parade made its long-awaited return on May 29 after a two-year hiatus due to the recent pandemic. The parade showcased Totowa's veterans, elected officials and organizations, as they marched down Union Blvd. under sunny skies.  On-hand also for the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Memorial Day ceremony for 2022 took place in Edgemont Park on a day that was as sunny and warm as the day of the previous year’s ceremony had been cloudy and cold.  The overall theme of the ceremony was addressing the division in American society, which many speakers ...

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - The Little Falls Memorial Day Parade made its triumphant return on May 28 after a two-year hiatus due to the recent pandemic. The parade, consisting of veterans, elected officials, and township organizations including the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, traveled on Main Street ...

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Memorial Day Facts For Adults and Kids: Memorial Day is celebrated to honor and remember all the men and women who died fighting for our country.  These men and women dedicated their lives so we can be a free nation.Some people get Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day confused. Veteran’s Day is a ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Following a 6-1 city council vote on May 9, with Councilman Sean McKenna voting no, to authorize the planning board to conduct an area in need of redevelopment investigation for the Grace Episcopal Church property to determine if the board finds the property satisfies the Local ...

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GROVEVILLE/YARDVILLE, NJ – Five separate sets of church bells will simultaneously ring out in Hamilton Township on Memorial Day morning for the very first time at exactly 8:30 a.m. as the community marks the 150th year of the Groveville-Yardville parade remembering fallen war heroes. Legend has ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Save the Date! Join AAPI Montclair as Edgemont Park is illuminated with thousands of lanterns to remember those killed and harmed by violence and injustice, including anti-Asian hate.  June 5, 2022 6-9 p.m. AAPI Montclair stands together against all forms of hate and celebrate ...

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Memorial Day, as the name implies, was established to create a day of remembrance to honor soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the U.S. Civil War. Our culture today, however, associates the holiday with the start of summer activities, like barbecues and going to the beach. How did this once ...

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Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died. Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old. Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The first-ever fully Spanish-speaking class of deacons has been ordained for service in the Diocese of Metuchen – including service in two parishes in New Brunswick. Pedro Sanchez Duval has been ordained to serve at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on Morris Street and Jose Suarez Aular ...

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WAYNE, NJ – In a welcome that filled Wayne Township with lights and sirens, Rocco Sivolella came home Thursday, with an escort of over 20 police vehicles. In preparation for his wake and funeral, Vander May Funeral Home picked up Rocco and was escorted into town with a convoy of Wayne Township ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Family members and supporters of Holocaust survivors purposefully strode up South Orange Avenue on May 15 for a “Remember & Tell" SOMA Holocaust Service. They held handwritten messages, stapled atop tall wooden sticks, that included “Never Again,” “Love Thy Neighbor” and ...

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WAYNE, NJ – At some point near or before the start of the Wayne Hills vs. Wayne Valley Girls Lacrosse game on Tuesday afternoon– which was held as a fundraiser and a way for those who love Rocco Sivolella to show their support - the young boy lost his fight with his cancer and passed away. It ...

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