Following recent news reports about high levels of lead in the drinking water in the public schools of Newark and other New Jersey municipalities, Archbishop Myers directed that the five Catholic elementary schools and three Catholic high schools in the City of Newark cease using tap water while testing could be conducted, and use only bottled water for drinking or cooking purposes.
Late Friday, a federal judge denied the state of New Jersey’s motion to dismiss the Archdiocese of Newark’s constitutional challenge to a law that makes it illegal for the Archdiocese to sell headstones to its parishioners. The court ruled that the Archdiocese’s case deserves a full hearing.
On Friday, the faithful of the Archdiocese of Newark celebrated a special Mass of Thanks and Farewell at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart for The Most Reverend Bernard A. Hebda. Here is the text of the Archbishop's homily given during the Mass.
Effective July 1, 2016, Immaculate Heart Academy in Washington Township, NJ will be instituting the President/Principal model of governance in order to reflect the changing and more complex educational and fiscal needs of Catholic secondary education in the 21st century.
On Friday, April 29, the faithful of the Archdiocese of Newark will celebrate a special Mass of Thanks and Farewell at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark for The Most Reverend Bernard A. Hebda, whom Pope Francis appointed as the Ninth Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Students from Queen of Peace High School and Elementary School in North Arlington celebrated Earth Day at Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum. Forty-three students planted new trees to commemorate the occasion and recited prayers to honor those interred at the cemetery.
On Friday, April 8, 2016, Pope Francis released his Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, or “The Joy of Love.” Pope Francis issued Amoris Laetitia in response to both the Third Extraordinary and the Fourteenth Ordinary General Assemblies of the Synod of Bishops in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
I want to extend my deepest gratitude for the support, feedback, and friendship with which I was blessed in the time that I served in the Archdiocese of Newark. I consider myself privileged to have been welcomed into the life of your local Church.
Pope Francis formally announced Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda’s appointment as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Archbishop Hebda has been serving as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese since June 15, 2015.
The Archdiocese of Newark must shut down its cemetery inscription-rights program due to a law that goes into effect today that makes it illegal for all religious cemeteries in New Jersey to sell headstones or monuments to its parishioners.