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January 6, 2017

The following is the text of the homily given by His Eminence, Joseph W. Cardinal Tobin, the sixth Archbishop of Newark, during the Mass of Installation at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

December 11, 2016

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), offers condolences, prayers, and words of support for those involved in this weekend's bombings in Cairo, Turkey and Somalia, as well as the church roof collapse in Nigeria.  

December 7, 2016

Learn about the Church's stance on immigration. Resources in support of a national Day of Prayer for migrants and refugees are now available.

November 7, 2016

The Most Reverend John J. Myers today announced to a gathering of local journalists and Archdiocesan employees and guests in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart that Pope Francis has accepted his request for retirement and has named His Eminence, Cardinal-Elect Joseph W. Tobin as the Sixth Archbishop of Newark.

November 7, 2016

The following remarks were given by the Most Reverend John J. Myers and His Eminence, Joseph Cardinal-elect Tobin Archbishop-designate, during a press conference held today at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark.

November 7, 2016

The following is a biographical sketch of His Eminence, Cardinal-elect Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., D.D., the sixth Archbishop of Newark.

November 7, 2016

The following are statements from other bishops offering their congratulations to Cardinal-elect Tobin and well wishes to Archbishop Myers.

November 3, 2016

The Archdiocese of Newark will celebrate the Annual Mass for Law Enforcement Officers at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 10 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. Archbishop Myers will serve as the principal celebrant and homilist.

October 26, 2016

Earlier this month, law enforcement officials from Pennsylvania advised the Archdiocese that Father Kevin Gugliotta, a priest of the Archdiocese, was suspected of possession and dissemination of child pornography. Upon learning this information, Archbishop John J. Myers immediately removed Father Gugliotta from ministry.

October 18, 2016

With Election Day just weeks away, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz has released a video statement, which is a follow-up to his written statement of last week that invites Catholics to take time prior to the elections to deeply reflect on the founding principles of our republic and the gospel truths.


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