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Press Releases/Statements

January 27, 2016

Pope Francis calls the season of Lent in this Jubilee Year a favorable time to listen to God’s word and practice both the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. 

January 26, 2016

The Archdiocese of Newark has introduced a short video highlighting the significance of the Church’s funeral rituals to help Catholics during one of the most difficult and often confusing times in life -- the death of a loved one. “Many Travelers, One Journey”  serves as a guide for the three principal parts of the Catholic funeral liturgy – the Vigil, Funeral Mass and Committal Service – known as the Order of Christian Funerals. 

January 21, 2016

Due to the forecasted snowstorm in Washington, DC, and out of a concern for safety, the Archdiocesan Respect Life Office is canceling its participation in this year’s national March for Life.

January 19, 2016

Representatives of the Tri-State Italian-American Congress will present $25,000 in scholarships to 25 students of Italian heritage from 18 Catholic elementary schools of the Archdiocese of Newark.

January 15, 2016

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops invites you to join and share 9 Days for Life, a period of focused prayer and action from Saturday, January 16 - Sunday, January 24.

January 8, 2016

In recent weeks news outlets have had stories about severe flooding conditions that have affected the people in the South and Midwest regions of the country.

January 6, 2016

January is National Migration Month and this year's theme is "A Stranger and You Welcomed Me." 

December 22, 2015

This Christmas season, choirs across the world will sing out Peace on Earth - Good Will to Men. Yet, as those choirs sing, some 60 million people worldwide will have been displaced – representing the largest number of displaced men, women and children since World War II.

December 14, 2015

In this blessed Advent season, we sing hopeful carols anticipating the miracle of Christmas. We have reason to announce the need for peace and goodwill throughout the world with even stronger voices this year.

December 13, 2015

Today, in union with the Church around the world, we have opened a Holy Door here at the Cathedral Basilica to begin celebration of the Holy Year of Mercy.


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