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Springfield Community Comes Together for New Zealand Vigil

March 20, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In the wake of the Christchurch shootings that left 50 members of New Zealand's Muslim community dead, residents of every religious stripe came together for an evening of healing and hope.

Approximately 130 people were in attendance at the Candle Light Vigil for Peace, a memorial service to honor those who had been killed in the attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand ...

Former NJ Priest Accused of Sex Abuse Shot Dead, Authorities Say

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 70-year-old man who served as a priest in Westfield and was later accused of sex abuse was found shot dead at his home in Nevada, authorities said.

Officers found John Capparelli with a gunshot wound to his neck at his residence in Henderson, Nevada, on Saturday, a spokesperson for the Clark County Coroner-Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed on ...

Two Union Community Members Honored at Black History Month Celebration

UNION, NJ – Two Union residents were honored on Sunday at Saint Paul’s Calvary United Church of God’s Black History Month Salute, “Making a Difference 400 Years Later”. 

Rev. Dr. Samuel M. Wright, Jr. and Bertha Little-Mathews, along with Elizabeth resident Kim Nesbitt Good, were the honored at the luncheon event which included music, a recitation, dance and ...

Theodore McCarrick, Former Archbishop of Newark, Removed from Ministry by Pope Francis

NEWARK, NJ -- The Vatican announced on Saturday that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, formerly the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has been defrocked. It is believed to be the first time an American archbishop has been removed from the ministry following accusations of sexual abuse. 

According to the Catholic Standard, The Vatican announced that the 88-year-old ...

Church: 3 Past Union Priests Among Clergy Accused of Sex Abuse

UNION, NJ — The Newark Archdiocese on Wednesday released a list of 63 priests “credibly accused” of sexual abuse. Among those listed on the website are three priests who served at churches in Union.

According to the list, Kevin Gugliotta and Charles Hartling both served at Holy Spirit Church and Alan Guglielmo served at St. Michael’s Church.

“In ...

Union Catholic Principal installed as 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal at IHM Mass

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, was installed as the 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal during the Investiture Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary on Saturday. A reception for the Grand Marshal followed at Shackamaxon Country Club.

Sister Percylee has spearheaded every major advance that Union Catholic has made since 1980 ...

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