New Jersey’s Roman Catholic Bishops acknowledge that media accounts of the details contained in Pennsylvania’s grand jury report show a heartbreaking departure from our fundamental belief in the dignity and value of every child. As a Church, our calling remains unchanged - to help children in our care encounter leaders who exemplify God’s commandment to love and protect the most vulnerable.
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, has appointed Sister Patricia M. Wormann, O.P., M.Div. MSW, BCC of the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell as Delegate for Religious of the Archdiocese effective August 1, 2018. As Delegate for Religious, Sister Patricia will serve as the liaison between the Cardinal and the communities of Religious men and women and those belonging to Secular Institutes within the Archdiocese.
In the wake of news about destruction from powerful volcano eruptions and flaming fountains of lava on Hawaii Island this spring, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, has authorized a voluntary collection in all parishes of the Archdiocese to support the critical work of the Diocese of Honolulu to address the devastating loss of homes, jobs and increasing health issues affecting the people of the island.
In response to the announcement this morning that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, from the College of Cardinals, and imposed upon on him suspension a divinis, directing him to observe a life of prayer and penance in seclusion until the completion of the canonical process, Cardinal Joseph Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, issued the following:
I recognize that the people of our Archdiocese meet the announcement by the Archdiocese of New York of a credible and substantiated claim of abuse of a minor by Cardinal McCarrick with a range of emotions. I am thinking particularly of those who have experienced the trauma of sexual abuse by clergy - whose lives have been impacted tragically by abuse.
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, because Anthony, Sebastián, Juan Carlos, Marcin, Gabriel, Joseph, Marco, Diego and Jakov, who are your relatives and friends, are now to be ordained to the priesthood, I invite you to consider in the light of the Word of God we have just heard the sacrament that they will now receive.
The Evening of Roses, a fundraising event for the Sister Rose Thering Fund for Jewish-Christian Studies, will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 6 p.m. As part of the Fund’s 25th Anniversary celebration, The Evening of Roses will feature Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, as the keynote speaker.
On Saturday, May 26, nine men will be ordained to the priesthood for service to the Archdiocese of Newark. The Ordination will take place beginning at 10 a.m. in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, 89 Ridge Street in Newark. Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will be the celebrant. The nine Ordinandi will join more than 700 priests who currently serve the 1.5 million Catholics of the Archdiocese.
Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark will join thousands of Catholic cemeteries nationwide in the annual Memorial Day Program, "Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes," and will celebrate Memorial Day Mass on May 28, at 11:00 A.M. at local cemeteries and parishes. The program honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces and recognizes military veterans and active duty military personnel serving our country.
At the request of Bishop Richard Pates, Episcopal Liaison to the Catholic Climate Covenant, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, and the Archdiocese have signed the US Catholic Climate Declaration. The Declaration reads “As Catholic communities, organizations, and institutions in the United States, we join with state, tribal, and local governments...to declare that we are still in on actions that meet the climate goals outlined in the Paris Agreement.”