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April 3, 2021

“This Sunday, we celebrate the great feast of Easter and we begin a season of joy... If we could experience Easter joy a year ago, how much more jubilant we can be now, when there are clear signs of hope emerging all around us. But we’re not there yet...”

March 30, 2021

We have now reached the culmination of our Lenten journey, the Paschal Triduum. Each year the Church gives us the opportunity to share in the passion, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ through our celebration of the liturgies for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. As Pope Francis reminds us, this is...

March 29, 2021

Join us in prayer as the Archdiocese of Newark will livestreams its annual Chrism Mass tonight at 8 p.m. from the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. The Mass will be celebrated by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark.

March 23, 2021

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., has composed a series of reflections on the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross. His reflections are inspired by The Way of the Cross composed by St. Alphonsus Liguori, who founded the Cardinal’s religious community, the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists).

March 22, 2021

The Palm Sunday Liturgy and the Liturgies of the Easter Triduum are celebrated on the Church’s High Holy Days. They are not preparing for Easter, they are Easter. On these days above all others, the faithful are encouraged to participate fully, actively and wholeheartedly...

March 19, 2021

St. Joseph is a man for all seasons, but his intercession and example are especially needed in troubled times: Each year on March 19, the Church invites us to celebrate with joy the Solemnity of St. Joseph, the husband of Mary and foster father of Jesus. This year, we have a special reason to honor the “righteous man” who 150 years...

March 16, 2021

Visit NJ.com to read Cardinal Tobin's Op-Ed column on "Why the Catholic Church opposes the Reproductive Freedom Act."

March 11, 2021

We are pleased to announce the launch of JerseyCatholic.org, the new online news site of the Archdiocese of Newark. This news website is for the entirety of the faithful of the Archdiocese...

March 9, 2021

The Lenten observance helps us to evaluate, look back, listen for new directions and set a course by making adjustments or changes in our lives. Those changes can represent actual thought, words and deeds. We certainly aim to turn away from sin, but we are also ever determined to turn towards Christ with the very best of ourselves. That takes work, effort and grace...

March 9, 2021

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Administrative Committee has issued the following message today on the global COVID-19 pandemic. The USCCB’s Administrative Committee is led by the president of the Conference, and is made up of all the chairmen of the Conference’s committees and a representative from...

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