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October 14, 2015

The Relics of St. Thérèse of Lisieux – popularly known throughout the world as “The Little Flower” – and those of her parents, Louis and Zélie Martin – the first married couple to be declared Saints by the Catholic Church – are visiting nine locations within the Archdiocese of Newark as part of a worldwide public pilgrimage tour that has been continuing since 1994. 

September 25, 2015

With Pope Francis’ messages of love and mercy still resounding in our ears, the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East for Syriac Catholics, His Beatitude Mar Ignatius Youssef III Younan, will hold a briefing for local New York and New Jersey media to discuss the continuing plight of victims of sectarian and religious persecution in the Middle East.

September 2, 2015

During this upcoming Holy Year for Mercy His Holiness, Pope Francis, has called on all Roman Catholic priests around the world to bring forgiveness, healing and reunion with the Church to women and

August 28, 2015

On Monday, September 21, the Catholic Basilica of the Sacred Heart – Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Newark – will be the first stop on a national tour of the Major Relics of St.

August 26, 2015

Bishop Thomas Donato embodied the priestly ideal. He not only represented Christ to people, he also saw Christ in everyone he met.

July 21, 2015

From the Roman catacombs to the cemeteries of the Archdiocese, there is a 2,000-year-old tradition of the Church, honoring the bodies of those who have died, providing a final resting place on sacred ground, and supporting their family and friends who want to honor them and pray for them.

July 21, 2015

Can the government restrict economic liberty just to protect politically-connected insiders? That question is at the center of a landmark constitutional challenge filed today in federal court by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, two of its parishioners, and the Institute for Justice. 

July 9, 2015

Tara Brunt, a career Catholic educator with nearly four decades of experience in secondary education and administration in the Newark Archdiocese and Paterson Diocese, has been named principal of St. Mary High School in Rutherford.

June 26, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court decision interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex "marriage" "is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us,” said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the USCCB.

June 23, 2015

This information has been provided to pastors, priests, school administration and religious education staff concerning some of the recent media coverage in our area following the announcement that Archbishop Hebda was named Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul-Minneapolis.



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