Governor Phil Murphy recently signed a proclamation designating the week of January 27 – February 2, 2019, as Catholic Schools' Week in New Jersey and acknowledging the contributions of Catholic schools to the public welfare of all New Jerseyans. The theme for this year’s Catholic Schools’ Week is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”
Reverend Monsignor Francis R. Seymour entered eternal life on Thursday, December 27, 2018, following complications of a cardiac event and trauma from an auto collision on December 22. He was 81, and earlier this year had celebrated the 55th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Upon hearing the news of Monsignor’s passing, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, said, “Today this local Church of Newark mourns a remarkable, respected and...
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. has appointed Maria Margiotta as Acting Director of the Office of Communications and Public Relations of the Archdiocese of Newark, effective January 1, 2019. Margiotta will succeed Jim Goodness, who will retire as of December 31, 2018. Margiotta is an accomplished marketing communications professional and brings more than 25 years of experience in the corporate and non-profit sector to her new role.
The Roman Catholic Bishops of New Jersey announced today their decision to retain Kenneth R. Feinberg and Camille Biros to design, implement and administer a statewide Victims Compensation Program for the submission, evaluation, and settlement of individual claims of sexual abuse of a minor. The Program would operate independently from any of the participating dioceses.
Some 22 months after a devastating and fatal fire in Union City on March 4, 2017, the Catholic community of Ss. Joseph and Michael Parish in Union City will celebrate its first Mass in a completely rebuilt church building. Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will consecrate the altar and rededicate the church at an inaugural Mass set to begin at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 15.
Cardinal Joseph Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, has announced that representatives of the New Jersey Catholic Conference will meet with Kenneth Feinberg and Camille Biros on Tuesday, December 11 to plan the implementation of the Victim Compensation Program to be funded by the five Catholic dioceses of New Jersey.
On Friday, November 30, the people of the Archdiocese of Newark will continue their journey to acknowledge publicly the sins of sexual abuse, and to rebuild trust in the leadership of the Church. Beginning at 7:30 PM in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin again will lead the faithful of this Archdiocese in a second prayer service, titled "Longing for Light...We Wait in Darkness." To view the live stream, visit facebook.com/NwkArchdiocese at 7:30 PM.
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, announced today that the Archdiocese of Newark and the Dioceses of Camden, Trenton, Paterson and Metuchen are committed to the establishment of a Victim Compensation and Counseling Program. The details and mechanics of this Program will be finalized after consultation with - and input from - all stakeholders, and will be released when they are available.
Dear Members of the Archdiocese of Newark: The Philadelphia Inquirer and Boston Globe ran a joint article today on the state of sexual abuse in the Church, claiming that as many as 50 bishops have handled sexual abuse cases since 2002 improperly. While the information must be verified, even one situation in which a bishop violated our Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People or did not put victims’ needs first is a grave concern. The tragedy of this crisis is twofold…
Dear Parishioners: The U.S. bishops are joining together in a commitment of prayer and reparation leading up to the bishops’ General Assembly, when we will be making critical decisions in response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis. With my brother bishops across the nation, I will be dedicating myself to seven days of intensified prayer and fasting, from Monday, November 5, through Sunday, November 11. The intentions for this period of prayer and sacrifice are three-fold...