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January 27, 2017

I understand the desire for every American to be assured of safe borders and freedom from terrorism. The federal government should continue a prudent policy aimed at protecting citizens. I also understand and heed the call of God, who through Moses told the people of Israel: “You shall not oppress an alien; you well know how it feels to be an alien, since you were once aliens yourselves in the land of Egypt” (Ex 23:9).

January 26, 2017

Governor Chris Christie recently signed a proclamation designating the week of January 29 – February 4, 2017, as Catholic Schools' Week in New Jersey and acknowledging the contributions of Catholic schools to the public welfare of all New Jerseyans.

January 6, 2017

His Eminence, Joseph William Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R., was installed as the Sixth Archbishop of Newark before an overflow crowd at Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, at a Mass attended by six Roman Catholic cardinals and some 60 archbishops and bishops from throughout the country. 

January 6, 2017

The following is the text of the homily given by His Eminence, Joseph W. Cardinal Tobin, the sixth Archbishop of Newark, during the Mass of Installation at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

December 11, 2016

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), offers condolences, prayers, and words of support for those involved in this weekend's bombings in Cairo, Turkey and Somalia, as well as the church roof collapse in Nigeria.  

December 7, 2016

Learn about the Church's stance on immigration. Resources in support of a national Day of Prayer for migrants and refugees are now available.

November 7, 2016

The Most Reverend John J. Myers today announced to a gathering of local journalists and Archdiocesan employees and guests in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart that Pope Francis has accepted his request for retirement and has named His Eminence, Cardinal-Elect Joseph W. Tobin as the Sixth Archbishop of Newark.

November 7, 2016

The following remarks were given by the Most Reverend John J. Myers and His Eminence, Joseph Cardinal-elect Tobin Archbishop-designate, during a press conference held today at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark.

November 7, 2016

The following is a biographical sketch of His Eminence, Cardinal-elect Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., D.D., the sixth Archbishop of Newark.

November 7, 2016

The following are statements from other bishops offering their congratulations to Cardinal-elect Tobin and well wishes to Archbishop Myers.

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