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Press Releases/Statements

May 18, 2022

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., archbishop of Newark, will ordain five men to the priesthood during the Rite of Ordination on Saturday, May 28, at 10 a.m. in Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart...

May 13, 2022

Cardinal Tobin reflects on the role of Blessed Mother Mary and how Christians have turned to her in times of conflict. She offers hope, healing and comfort to all who are in need of her maternal care...

May 12, 2022

The Catholic Bishops of New Jersey join to express our disappointment and outrage over Governor Murphy’s announcement regarding proposed legislation to expand access to abortion in New Jersey, an act that by its very nature terminates human life. If enacted, this legislation would mandate health insurance coverage for abortions, codify regulations that permit non-physicians to perform abortions...

May 9, 2022

Monsignor Gerard McCarren, S.T.D.The Archdiocese of Newark and Seton Hall University announced that Monsignor Gerard McCarren, S.T.D., will begin a one-year appointment on July 1 as the Interim Rector and Dean of Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall.

April 29, 2022

In his latest newsletter, Cardinal Tobin reflects on sustaining Easter joy and how we can remain Easter people in the midst of worldwide suffering and despair. He looks to the Gospel of Luke and the story of two disciples encountering Jesus on the road to Emmaus...

April 15, 2022

In his latest newsletter, Cardinal Tobin reflects on the Paschal Triduum, "a liturgical experience that runs the gamut from profound sorrow to intense joy."  He asks, "Why do we put ourselves through this every year? Why relive experiences that were excruciatingly painful—and shameful—for all concerned? Why re-enact the disciples’ infidelity and their failure to understand that Jesus had to rise from the dead (Jn 20:1–9)?" Read more here.

April 7, 2022

During Holy Week, nearly 1.3 million Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Newark will participate in sacred liturgies remembering the death of Christ and celebrating his resurrection on Easter Sunday. This year, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will observe Holy Week and the...

April 1, 2022

Last Friday, March 25, on the Solemnity of the Annunciation, Pope Francis invited all of us to join him in an Act of Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Mary is the Queen...

March 23, 2022

On Friday, March 25, Pope Francis will preside in Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome during which he will consecrate and entrust Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will join in the consecration via video here on Friday at 1:30 p.m...

The seventh chapter of Pope Francis’s encyclical Fratelli Tutti (On Fraternity and Social Friendship) is especially timely and important because it discusses the horrors of war. Since the beginning of his pontificate, the Holy Father has urged the nations and peoples of the world—all of us—to “build bridges, not walls” and to recognize that we are truly sisters and brothers in the one family of God. Fratelli Tutti is a sustained reflection on the way we should treat one another, not as strangers or adversaries, but as family. Read more...



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