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February 27, 2019

Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will mark the beginning of Lent 2019 with the celebration of Mass and distribution of Ashes at St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral in downtown Newark on Wednesday, March 6, beginning at 12:15 p.m. St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral, at 91 Washington Street, Newark, was the...

February 25, 2019

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. has appointed Ivan Arocho as the Executive Director of Development effective February 6, 2019. Ivan has served as the Acting Director of Development since March of 2018. When he announced this appointment, Cardinal Tobin said, “Ivan is an experienced development professional who has provided servant leadership to Catholic organizations his entire professional career. The staff in our Archdiocesan Development Office has been...

February 20, 2019

When asked what I hope for from this week’s Rome summit on the Church’s global response to abuse, the answer for me is unmistakable. As bishops from around the globe gather with Pope Francis, they do so against a backdrop of soul trauma for the Body of Christ. And while this moment is in many ways unprecedented in the life of the Church, we can still learn from echoes of the past. Which is why I say that...

February 19, 2019

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will honor Aron Forem, the owner and president of the grocery firm Wuhl Shafman Lieberman Corporation, at the Cardinal’s 26th Annual Business & Labor Recognition Reception on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Mayfair Farms, West Orange, NJ. Cardinal Tobin also announced that Monsignor John J. Gilchrist, who passed away last April after decades of service to the Catholic Church and labor community, will be honored posthumously.

February 16, 2019

Today the Holy See announced that Theodore E. McCarrick has been dismissed from the clerical state. The decree impacts not only the Archdiocese of Newark, but the entire Catholic community across the world.  It especially affects those who have experienced the trauma of sexual abuse by clergy who violated a sacred trust and caused incalculable harm to the lives and well-being of young and adult victims.

February 13, 2019

The revelations of clergy sexual abuse of minors throughout this past year have provoked feelings of shock, anger, shame, and deep sorrow throughout our Catholic community. Victims, their families, and the faithful are rightfully outraged over the abuses perpetrated against minors. Additionally, the failure of Church leadership to immediately remove suspected abusers from ministry is particularly reprehensible. In an effort to do what is right and just, we are publishing the...

February 11, 2019

This program is a sign of our commitment to the continued healing of victims who were sexually abused as a minor by a member of our Archdiocesan clergy. The program will allow victims to seek financial compensation in a compassionate, expeditious, independent, and transparent manner. While we recognize that no degree of financial compensation can adequately address the suffering endured, this program is a genuine expression of our remorse and our desire to...

February 11, 2019

Kenneth R. Feinberg and Camille S. Biros, two noted victims’ compensation experts, have been named Administrators of a New Jersey state-wide Compensation Program – approved and supported by all five Roman Catholic Dioceses located in the state. Today they announced the creation of the Independent Victim Compensation Program (“IVCP”) to pay eligible victims who were sexually abused by clergy of the Roman Catholic Church while minors.

January 23, 2019

The Most Rev. John Mortimer Smith entered eternal life on January 22, 2019, following complications of a long illness. He was 83, and in 2018 celebrated his 57th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Prior to being named Bishop Emeritus (2010-2019) and Ninth Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton (1997-2010), Bishop Smith was the former Coadjutor Bishop of Trenton (1995-1997), former Bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee in Florida (1991-1995), and former...

January 22, 2019

Holy Name Medical Center officials announced today that the medical center and its primary care physicians and specialists will be waiving deductibles and co-pays for furloughed federal employees during the government shutdown who need emergency or urgent medical care. The policy will be implemented at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck and all Holy Name Medical Partners offices throughout...


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