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March 23, 2018

The Knights of Columbus, the largest Catholic fraternal order in the world, has announced a membership initiative that allows eligible Catholic men to join the organization online. The program is being rolled out in select states and will be introduced nationally in July.

February 23, 2018

Have you ever met a Dreamer? Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, introduces us to some of their stories as we encourage U.S. Catholics and people of good will to take part in a “Call-in-Day” on February 26 for the Protection of Dreamers. Learn how to participate at and

February 20, 2018

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, today called on the 1.5 million faithful of the Archdiocese of Newark to join a national effort by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and dioceses across the country to urge members of Congress to secure legislative protection for Dreamers, the nearly 2 million young people across the country affected by the potential ending of the executive branch protection called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

February 14, 2018

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., the Archbishop of Newark, will deliver a special Lenten reflection at the Saint Walburga Monastery of the Benedictine Sisters of Elizabeth on Sunday, February 25, as part of the celebration of the community’s 150 years of service to and among the people of Elizabeth.

February 14, 2018

The Archdiocese of Newark has a long tradition of honoring with a special liturgy those couples in the Archdiocese celebrating 5, 25 or 50 years or more of Christian Marriage. These annual liturgies take place in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the mother church of the Archdiocese.  

February 12, 2018

The Catholic Men’s Commission is celebrating its tenth annual Men’s Conference on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Seton Hall University. The daylong prayerful event is expected to attract thousands of attendees seeking to strengthen their spiritual faith, and engage in fellowship. All men from the Archdiocese of Newark, as well as neighboring Dioceses, are invited to attend.

February 12, 2018

The Women’s Commission is celebrating its annual 2018 Day of Reflection on Saturday, March 3, at Seton Hall University. The daylong prayerful event, which is expected to attract thousands of attendees, asks women to become “Alive in Christ,” while renewing the values of the Catholic family. Women in the Archdiocese of Newark, as well as neighboring Dioceses, are all invited.

February 12, 2018

Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will mark the beginning of Lent 2018 with the celebration of Mass and distribution of Ashes at St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral in downtown Newark on Wednesday, February 14, beginning at 12:15 p.m.

February 12, 2018

The 8th Annual Catholic DeaFest will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Archdiocesan Youth Center in Kearny. The DeaFest will begin at 9 am, and includes free admission and lunch. The event is sponsored by the NJ Pastoral Workers with the Deaf: Archdiocese of Newark, Dioceses of Camden, Metuchen and Paterson.

February 1, 2018

The Archdiocese of Newark welcomes questions about the high priority that we place on the protection of children and young people. ​However, we believe that the story released today by NJ Advance Media and its reporter, Erin Banco, contains serious errors of fact and process. I want to set the record straight.


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