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Press Releases/Statements

April 22, 2016

Students from Queen of Peace High School and Elementary School in North Arlington celebrated Earth Day at Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum. Forty-three students planted new trees to commemorate the occasion and recited prayers to honor those interred at the cemetery.

April 14, 2016

On Friday, April 8, 2016, Pope Francis released his Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, or “The Joy of Love.” Pope Francis issued Amoris Laetitia in response to both the Third Extraordinary and the Fourteenth Ordinary General Assemblies of the Synod of Bishops in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

March 26, 2016

I want to extend my deepest gratitude for the support, feedback, and friendship with which I was blessed in the time that I served in the Archdiocese of Newark. I consider myself privileged to have been welcomed into the life of your local Church.

March 24, 2016

Pope Francis formally announced Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda’s appointment as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Archbishop Hebda has been serving as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese since June 15, 2015.

March 23, 2016

The Archdiocese of Newark must shut down its cemetery inscription-rights program due to a law that goes into effect today that makes it illegal for all religious cemeteries in New Jersey to sell headstones or monuments to its parishioners. 

March 22, 2016

A warm greeting to all of the Priests who have gathered this evening and to fellow Bishops, Deacons, those in Consecrated Life, Seminarians and all who are joining us for this important Liturgy during Holy Week.

March 8, 2016

Pope Francis appoints New Jersey native Reverend Monsignor James F. Checchio to serve as the fifth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen, leading more than 640,000 area Catholics.

February 22, 2016

The Archdiocese of Newark is collecting new and gently used communion outfits for its inner city parishes, families in need, and any parishioner in need of one for their child. First Communion is a special day for families, and the archdiocese wants to help make sure financial hardship doesn't stand in the way. 

February 17, 2016

The Men’s Commission of the Archdiocese of Newark invites all men to the 2016 Catholic Men’s Conference on Saturday, March 5 at Seton Hall University. All men are encouraged to participate in this exciting annual event, which features inspirational talks in both Spanish and English.

February 11, 2016

The Women’s Commission is excited to invite the women of the Archdiocese of Newark and beyond to the 2016 Day of Reflection, February 27, at Seton Hall University. We are calling all women to become “Alive in Christ” as we celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy.


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