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Sept. 24, 2021

Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act, H.R. 3755. This bill would impose abortion on demand nationwide at any stage of pregnancy through federal statute and would eliminate pro-life laws at every level of government -- including parental notification for minor girls, informed consent, and health or safety protections specific to abortion facilities... 

Sept. 24, 2021

My reflections on stewardship are intended to reinforce the ideas contained in Returning to Grace, my pastoral letter on the Eucharist. I urge you to read my stewardship reflections, Stewards of Grace, in full, but here is a selection of some of the main points...

Sept. 20, 2021

The Archdiocese of Newark holds inclusive family Masses in English and Spanish, particularly adapted for individuals with disabilities, families, and friends. The Masses are shorter than more traditional liturgies. Some include music, and some do not. “But at all of these liturgies, you don’t need to worry about any extra noises or moving around,” said Anne Masters, director of the Archdiocese of Newark’s... 

Sept. 17, 2021

Join us for a special Eucharistic Adoration Prayer Service on Sunday, Oct. 3, in anticipation of welcome back month activities and the opening of our Archdiocesan initiative, Vine & Branches. Each Auxiliary Bishop will celebrate in his county. At these Eucharistic Adoration services, we will invoke the Holy Spirit to guide all our efforts and lead us all to a deeper appreciation of the Eucharist and our...

Sept. 16, 2021

The New Jersey Catholic Bishops issued a provincial statement today recognizing September as “National Recovery Month.” In the statement, the bishops celebrate those who have achieved recovery and announce the release of new resources to help parishes and other Catholic organizations that seek to serve those who continue to suffer from various forms of addiction...

Sept. 14, 2021

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has sent a letter to all U.S. bishops asking them to consider taking up a voluntary special collection in their dioceses for the Bishops Emergency Disaster Fund. Donations to the special collection will assist with the...

Sept. 9, 2021

What are you remembering this afternoon? Together with so many around the world, we can recall exactly where we were on that sun-dappled Tuesday morning in early September two decades ago. Even at that distance, it is not difficult to taste the fear, feel the confusion, rekindle the fiery anger that washed over the nation...

September 2, 2021

The Office of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Newark, which includes 74 elementary and high schools in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union counties, has announced its COVID-19 safety protocols for the 2021 – 2022 school year, which begins on September 8, 2021.

August 26, 2021

"Shortly after Fratelli Tutti was published, I used this newsletter (Vol. 2. No. 4., October 30, 2020) to offer a brief summary of the encyclical and its importance for our time. I had hoped to return to this encyclical earlier this year to offer additional reflections on its content, but other preoccupations— including the COVID-19 pandemic—have delayed me until now."

Aug. 19, 2021

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, has invited parishes within the Archdiocese of Newark to take up a special collection during Masses this weekend, Aug. 21-22, to help those affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that devastated the southwestern region of Haiti on Aug. 14...

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