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March 19, 2019

On February 11, 2019 the Archdiocese of Newark, and the Dioceses of Camden, Metuchen, Trenton and Paterson (collectively the "Dioceses") announced the formation of the Independent Victim Compensation Program (IVCP) to pay reparations to victims of clergy sexual abuse of minors by clergy of the Dioceses. The Dioceses have retained Kenneth R. Feinberg and Camille Biros to serve as Administrators of the IVCP and to begin work to implement the Program.

March 18, 2019

The name of God and of humanity were desecrated today in Christchurch, New Zealand when people filled with hate violated the sacred precincts of two mosques and murdered 49 innocent people during prayer. We grieve with the bereaved families of the victims and their communities, and we condemn in the strongest terms possible these barbaric acts of premeditated violence and murder. Today we must all see ourselves as Muslims. We must see ourselves as Muslims because...

March 15, 2019

On Saturday, April 6, 2019, the Office of Schools of the Archdiocese of Newark in collaboration with ProjectEngin will host the third annual STEM EXPO at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center located at 499 Belgrove Drive in Kearny, New Jersey. Projects from hundreds of Catholic elementary school students from 37 elementary schools in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union Counties will be on...

March 14, 2019

This Lent I’ve been focusing on the seven sorrows of Mary, which span Jesus’ infancy through his death and burial. The scene that comes back to me over and over in prayer is that of Mary cradling her deceased Son on her lap – the image known as the pieta. I think it’s a natural reaction, when someone dies, for loved ones to want to see and touch the body of the deceased. In our mission caring for the elderly...

March 13, 2019

The Archdiocese of Newark has a long tradition of honoring with a special liturgy those couples in the Archdiocese celebrating 5, 25 or 50 years or more of Christian Marriage. These annual liturgies take place in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the mother church of the Archdiocese. On Sunday, April 28, beginning at 3 p.m., Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will be the celebrant of Mass for couples marking 50 or more years of marriage. On Sunday...

March 8, 2019

The Catholic Men’s Commission is celebrating its eleventh annual New Jersey Catholic Men’s Conference on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Seton Hall University. The daylong prayerful event is expected to attract thousands of attendees seeking to strengthen their spiritual faith, and engage in fellowship. All men from the Archdiocese of Newark, as well as neighboring Dioceses, are invited to attend.

March 8, 2019

The Women’s Commission is celebrating its annual 2019 Day of Reflection on Saturday, March 9, at Seton Hall University. The daylong prayerful event, which is expected to attract thousands of attendees, encourages women to become “Alive in Christ,” finding their true identity. Women in the Archdiocese of Newark, as well as neighboring Dioceses, are all invited. This year’s conference will welcome two...

February 27, 2019

Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will mark the beginning of Lent 2019 with the celebration of Mass and distribution of Ashes at St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral in downtown Newark on Wednesday, March 6, beginning at 12:15 p.m. St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral, at 91 Washington Street, Newark, was the...

February 25, 2019

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. has appointed Ivan Arocho as the Executive Director of Development effective February 6, 2019. Ivan has served as the Acting Director of Development since March of 2018. When he announced this appointment, Cardinal Tobin said, “Ivan is an experienced development professional who has provided servant leadership to Catholic organizations his entire professional career. The staff in our Archdiocesan Development Office has been...

February 20, 2019

When asked what I hope for from this week’s Rome summit on the Church’s global response to abuse, the answer for me is unmistakable. As bishops from around the globe gather with Pope Francis, they do so against a backdrop of soul trauma for the Body of Christ. And while this moment is in many ways unprecedented in the life of the Church, we can still learn from echoes of the past. Which is why I say that...


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