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Diocese of Camden

Bishop Joseph Galante struggles with change in Camden's Roman Catholic Diocese 4/11/2011

http://articles.philly.com/2011-04-11/news/29406581_1_mass-attendance-parishes-bishop-joseph-galante

Parishioners hold out in shuttered church 1/5/2011

By order of the bishop of Camden, St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Malaga should be dark and silent, its pews empty, its doors locked.

http://articles.philly.com/2011-01-05/news/27010901_1_parish-closings-parishioners-shuttered-church

Gutless Way to close Catholic church 11/19/2010

http://www.nj.com/gloucester/voices/index.ssf/2010/11/

gutless_way_to_close_catholic.html

Merger protests shadow Galante 8/15/08 http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/181/story/230026.html

A reprieve for church scheduled to close? St. Vincent Pallotti in Haddon Twp. is one of the few in the region fully accessible to the disabled. 7/28/08 http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/nj/20080728_A_reprieve_for_church_scheduled_to_close_.html

Council to Bishop: Halt Closures Amid Real Estate Deal 7/24/08 http://www.capemaycountyherald.com/article/31936-council-bishop-halt-closures-amid-real-estate-deal/

Council to Bishop: Halt Closures Amid Real Estate Deal 7/23/08 http://www.capemaycountyherald.com/article/31936-council-bishop-halt-closures-amid-real-estate-deal/

Council to Bishop: Halt Closures Amid Real Estate Deal 7/23/08 http://www.capemaycountyherald.com/article/31936-council-bishop-halt-closures-amid-real-estate-deal/

Vatican backs Bishop Õs dealings 07/16/08 http://www.nj.com/news/bridgeton/local/index.ssf?/base/news-15/1216187718205250.xml&coll=10

Closed churches on prime real estate 7/13/08 http://www.courierpostonline.com/errors/404/

Bishop in the Middle (of Protests Over Closings 70/6/08 http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/06/nyregion/nyregionspecial2/06colnj.html?_r=1&ref=nyregionspecial2&oref=slogin

Bishop, flock at odds over vision for diocese 6/23/08
http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080623/NEWS01/806230331/1006/news01

Catholics challenge bishop's decision to merge parishes during meeting at Malaga church 5/28/08
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/20080528_Catholics_challenge_bishop_s
decision_to_merge_parishes_during_meeting_at_Malaga_church.html

Parishioners demand churches be kept open 5/28/08 http://www.courierpostonline.com/errors/404/

Bishop fails to address many church, school issues 5/11/08
http://www.courierpostonline.com/errors/404/

Camden Diocese not alone in mergers 4/3/2008
http://content-static.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080403/NEWS01/804030379/1006/news01&template=printart

Diocese shake-up?: Local churches may merge under new recommendation 2/21/08
http://www.thedailyjournal.com/errors/404/

Bishop announces major parish and school planning initiative
http://www.camdendiocese.org/communications/pressreleases/ 2007/07.1.18Planning.htm

Camden Priest Shortage Cause of Parish Closings In mid January Bishop Joseph Galante announced a parish reconfiguratioin process for the 124 churches in Camden diocese. Galante said he had no choice because more than half of the 171 priests could be retired in ten years making it impossible for each parish to have a full time pastor. Committees from groups of parishes and schools are being formed to work out the plans. Galante said he would make the final decisions. (Winter 07)
http://6abc.com/archive/4948118
http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/living/religion/16494055.htm

 

Diocese of Newark

The future of St. Joseph Catholic Church 7/05/08 http://www.nj.com/hobokennow/index.ssf/2008/07/new_parish_in_hoboken.html

New Energies Parish transition project
www.rcan.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id=37

 

Diocese of Trenton

According to diocesan statistics, the Diocese of Trenton has 157 priests in 118 parishes serving a Catholic population of over 800,000.

Catholic churches prepare for the future 12/5/07 http://independent.gmnews.com/news/2007/1205/Front_Page/018.html

Bishop Smith announces parish restructuring, other initiatives following Northern Burlington Deanery Study  http://www.dioceseoftrenton.org/diocese/pressreleases_detail.asp?prid=1727

St. Peter Claver, Our Lady of Providence and Holy Spirit Parishes begin clustering plan
http://www.dioceseoftrenton.org/diocese/pressreleases_detail.asp?prid=1719

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