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Defiant First Appearance By Man Charged With Attack On Catholic Bishop In Newark Offers Clues To Motive

January 31, 2017

In a defiant first appearance at Essex County Superior Court in Newark, the man charged with the shocking attack on an auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark last weekend offered possible clues about what provoked him.

"I'm the Reverend Charles Miller, and I am who I am," said Miller, 48, of Newark, whose description included several expletives. "And ...

Plainfield Interfaith Remembrance Ceremony for Victims of Gun Violence to be Held

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Friday, Feb. 3rd, there will be an interfaith remembrance ceremony for the city's victims of gun violence.  Plainfield ended calendar year 2016 with twelve homicides, and residents demanding answers. 

A town hall meeting had been held on Dec. 8th, where Mayor Adrian O. Mapp proclaimed that “Plainfield is a very safe city”.  Yet two additional ...

Before Assaulting Newark Bishop, “The Fightin’ Preacher” Makes Divisive Political, Religious Beliefs Known

NEWARK, NJ — Charles Miller, who was charged with punching the auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark during a Saturday afternoon Mass, is a former professional boxer who calls himself “The Fightin’ Preacher,” according to his Facebook profile.

EXCLUSIVE: Video Footage of Attack on Auxiliary Catholic Bishop of Newark During Mass in ...

Day After Attack on Bishop, Latinos Come Out for Cruz, Clemente

NEWARK, NJ - The day after the auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark was struck down by a random attacker during Mass at Newark's Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark's Latinos came out in force to honor two icons of their community: the late baseball great Roberto Clemente and the Most Reverend Manuel A. Cruz.

The tone after the attack on Cruz was ...

EXCLUSIVE: Video Footage of Attack on Auxiliary Catholic Bishop of Newark During Mass in Cathedral

TAPintoNewark has obtained footage of the assault of an auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark during Mass at Newark's Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. 

UPDATE: Day After Attack on Bishop, Newark Latinos Come Out for Cruz, Clemente

The Most Reverend Manuel A. Cruz, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, was offering opening prayers at a ...

Auxiliary Catholic Bishop of Newark Assaulted During Mass in Cathedral

NEWARK, NJ - A day meant to venerate a hero of Newark's Latino community ended in shock and horror when an auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark was punched in the face during Mass at Newark's Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. 

The Most Reverend Manuel A. Cruz, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, was offering opening prayers at a Saturday ...

Activists Gather at Somerville Church to Send Message About Bigotry, Hate and Divisiveness

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Central Jersey Community Coalition, an emerging local grassroots social action network whose mission is to “educate, advocate, inspire, and act,” will host a gathering of concerned citizens and activist organizations on Saturday, Jan.21 from 2-6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills, 123 E. Cliff St.

“We are facing a ...

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Refugee Assistance Partners Plans Aid for Local Families

February 14, 2017

The Refugee Assistance Partners (RAP), an interfaith coalition in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood area, has helped a number of refugee families resettling in New Jersey, and continues their quick pace in the wake of a rapidly changing political climate for refugees arriving here.

 

Sponsoring several families and donating to more, RAP volunteers are people from many faith traditions, ...