Fr. Kevin Gugliotta is accused of of possessing and disseminating child pornography. The Vatican dismissed a prior sex abuse charge because it took place before he was ordained.
A priest sought by authorities in New Jersey has acknowledged engaging in a sexual encounter with a 15-year-old boy, but he deflected blame for the incident, saying the teen had "evil in his mind."
The Newark archdiocese, the largest single provider of in-ground burials in New Jersey, must give up a lucrative companion business -- the marketing of headstones and private crypts -- under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Chris Christie.
The measure, which passed both houses of the Legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support, goes into effect in one year, allowing the archdiocese time to wind down without imperiling sales in progress at its Catholic cemeteries.
Saying church officials must be held accountable for child sexual abuse, Chris Naples, an abuse victim, has filed suit against the Trenton, N.J., diocese.