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April 27, 2020

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will join with U.S. and Canadian bishops in the reconsecration of our nation to Our Lady under the title of Mary, Mother of the Church, on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 3 p.m. EST. Cardinal Tobin will lead a brief bilingual liturgy with the prayer of reconsecration during a livestream from the Lady Chapel of the Cathedral Basilica...

April 24, 2020

Earlier this year when the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic became clear, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. began to implore the Blessed Virgin Mary, Health of the Sick, on a daily basis for her intercession and help. As the Cardinal says in the attached reflection, “Christians have always turned to Mary in times of war, pestilence and famine. In troubled times like these, she is a sure refuge, a source of comfort and hope.”

April 16, 2020

This past Sunday, we celebrated the great feast of Easter and we began the season of joy. And yet, our long Lent continues. We are still deprived of so many things that we have come to depend on, including the opportunity to join with our brothers and sisters for Easter Mass... 

April 12, 2020

If this is Easter, why does it still feel like Lent?

None of the gospels relates the actual resurrection, that is, the rising of Jesus from the dead. There are two reasons for this. First, no one was present to witness it. There were witnesses of the empty tomb and his appearances, but these are the aftermath of the resurrection, not the event itself...

April 11, 2020

On Sunday, April 12, Cardinal Tobin will be the main celebrant of Easter Sunday Mass livestreamed at noon from the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. The worship aid can be downloaded at www.rcan.org/easter.

April 9, 2020

A message from Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., this Easter season. “This year—more than any in recent memory—we are reminded that the Lord’s resurrection did not totally eliminate the consequences of sin and death. Instead, our Lord’s rising from the dead has transformed life as we know it—giving it new meaning and a future full of hope. …”

April 8, 2020

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., has composed a series of reflections on the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross. His reflections are inspired by the Way of the Cross composed by St. Alphonsus Liguori, who founded the Cardinal’s religious community, the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists).

April 8, 2020

As we continue to adhere to mandated guidelines during this unprecedented health crisis to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), liturgies continue to be livestreamed online on the Archdiocese of Newark’s website at www.rcan.org/parishsupport.

April 7, 2020

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, announced today the appointment of the new Bishops-Elect of the Archdiocese among the four Episcopal Vicars for each of the counties that comprise the territory of the Archdiocese (Bergen, Hudson, Essex, and Union). The appointments were effective on April 1, 2020.

April 6, 2020

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., recorded a Holy Week video message for his brother priests. "My dear brothers in Christ; My dear brothers in the priesthood," Cardinal Tobin began in the unscripted message...

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