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November 24, 2021

The Mercy House, a resource and referral center run by the Archdiocese of Newark’s Respect Life Office, distributed nearly 200 turkeys to families in need during its annual Thanksgiving giveaway on November 23 at its base in Newark’s Clinton Hill section.

Nov. 23, 2021

"Gratitude truly is contagious. When we say 'thank you' we touch the hearts of others, and with them we embrace the healing power of God’s love. When we say 'thank you' we  look beyond our own selfish wants and fears..."

Nov. 19, 2021

The latest edition of Cardinal Joseph Tobin’s newsletter to the faithful, Rejoice in the Lord, which includes a special Thanksgiving message to all, is available to read in English or Spanish.

Nov. 4, 2021

One year ago, in October 2020, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, published his encyclical Fratelli Tutti (On Fraternity and Social Friendship). In the latest edition of Rejoice in the Lord, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., reflects on the third chapter of Fratelli Tutti, “Envisaging and Engendering an Open World."

October 28, 2021

On Thursday, November 4, at 10 a.m., the Archdiocese of Newark will celebrate the 28th Annual Blue Mass honoring the dedication and sacrifices of all active, retired, and deceased New Jersey law enforcement personnel. The liturgy will be celebrated by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, in Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

October 21, 2021

The Archdiocese of Newark joined dioceses throughout the world in celebrating a special Opening Mass on October 17 to launch “Synod 2021-2023: For a Synodal Church,” a two-year re-examination of the way the Catholic Church is listening to and walking with its parishioners.

Oct. 21, 2021

"When he formally inaugurated the synod process, Pope Francis identified three risks and three opportunities," the Cardinal writes. "The first risk is that the synod process will be a mere formality. Will we really commit ourselves to reaching out and listening to everyone? The second risk is that the synod’s ambitious goal will...

October 20, 2021

Each November, during the month of All Souls, members of the archdiocesan community gather to remember all priests and deacons of the Archdiocese of Newark who died in the past year. The Memorial Mass for 2021 will be celebrated on November 3 at 3 p.m. in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will be the principal celebrant. All are invited to attend the Mass and join in prayer.

October 14, 2021
The New Jersey Catholic Conference is disheartened by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners' announcement that they have approved rule changes that will allow non-physicians to perform abortions after 14 weeks of gestation, permit these abortions in office-based settings, and eliminate the requirement of hospital admitting privileges to medical professionals  performing these procedures.
Oct. 12, 2021

This past weekend Pope Francis launched a two-year “synod on synodality,” a call to all the members of the Catholic Church across the world to enter a process of listening to the Holy Spirit and to each other in order to discern the path we must walk together. Yesterday, Pope Francis celebrated the Eucharist in St. Peter’s...


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