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Diocese of Camden

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

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.

Gutless Way to close Catholic church 11/19/2010


Merger protests shadow Galante 8/15/08

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

Council to Bishop: Halt Closures Amid Real Estate Deal 7/24/08

Council to Bishop: Halt Closures Amid Real Estate Deal 7/23/08

Council to Bishop: Halt Closures Amid Real Estate Deal 7/23/08

Vatican backs Bishop Õs dealings 07/16/08

Closed churches on prime real estate 7/13/08

Bishop in the Middle (of Protests Over Closings 70/6/08

Bishop, flock at odds over vision for diocese 6/23/08

Catholics challenge bishop's decision to merge parishes during meeting at Malaga church 5/28/08

Parishioners demand churches be kept open 5/28/08

Bishop fails to address many church, school issues 5/11/08

Camden Diocese not alone in mergers 4/3/2008

Diocese shake-up?: Local churches may merge under new recommendation 2/21/08

Bishop announces major parish and school planning initiative 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)


Diocese of Newark

The future of St. Joseph Catholic Church 7/05/08

New Energies Parish transition project


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

Bishop Smith announces parish restructuring, other initiatives following Northern Burlington Deanery Study

St. Peter Claver, Our Lady of Providence and Holy Spirit Parishes begin clustering plan

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