Catholic schools across the state and country are struggling. The Newark archdiocese alone closed four of its 70 elementary schools this year.
Over the last eight years, the Newark archdiocese hasn't paid a penny to a state tax for its headstone and mausoleum business.
An estimated $500,000 renovation of Archbishop John Myers' to-be retirement home has led some Catholics to second guess their future contributions.
Leaders of Christian Churches Together in the U.S.A., of which the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is a member, issued a pledge to engage the public on the issue of mass incarceration.
The home has five bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a three-car garage and an outdoor pool. The renovations would add an indoor exercise pool, hot tub, library and elevator.
The archbishop of Newark, N.J., has ordered four parish priests in Elizabeth, N.J., to vacate their rectory this month, a move parishioners are not happy about.