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November 19, 2018

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, announced today that the Archdiocese of Newark and the Dioceses of Camden, Trenton, Paterson and Metuchen are committed to the establishment of a Victim Compensation and Counseling Program. The details and mechanics of this Program will be finalized after consultation with - and input from - all stakeholders, and will be released when they are available.

November 4, 2018

Dear Members of the Archdiocese of Newark: The Philadelphia Inquirer and Boston Globe ran a joint article today on the state of sexual abuse in the Church, claiming that as many as 50 bishops have handled sexual abuse cases since 2002 improperly. While the information must be verified, even one situation in which a bishop violated our Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People or did not put victims’ needs first is a grave concern. The tragedy of this crisis is twofold…

October 31, 2018

Dear Parishioners: The U.S. bishops are joining together in a commitment of prayer and reparation leading up to the bishops’ General Assembly, when we will be making critical decisions in response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis. With my brother bishops across the nation, I will be dedicating myself to seven days of intensified prayer and fasting, from Monday, November 5, through Sunday, November 11. The intentions for this period of prayer and sacrifice are three-fold...

October 30, 2018

At this tragic moment in time, an unconscionable act of hatred and evil against members of the Jewish Faith community, we as Religious leaders in the state of New Jersey wish to extend our heartfelt compassion and to stand in solidarity with...

October 19, 2018

The Archdiocese of Newark will celebrate the 26th Annual Mass for Law Enforcement Officers at 10:00 a.m. on November 8 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark NJ. Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., will serve as the principal celebrant and homilist. The Mass remembers with reverence the men and women who serve in the often-dangerous profession of protecting society, and honors in particular those who lost their lives in the line of duty in the past year.

October 3, 2018

Marist High School, a Catholic, coed, college preparatory school located in Bayonne, NJ, will celebrate its 14th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, November 17th at 5:30pm in the Marist Gym. Each year, Marist High School honors members of the Marist Community for their extraordinary accomplishments by awarding the following awards: Spirit of Marist, Professional Achievement, Distinguished Service, Athletic Achievement and Team Achievement.

October 2, 2018

On October 2, faith leaders, clergy, advocates and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients will participate in a Jericho Walk in front of the Peter Rodino Federal Building in a march for the rights and dignity of all TPS recipients. The Jericho Walk is a silent interfaith prayer and act of solidarity drawing inspiration from the Battle of Jericho, in which the community marched around the city of Jericho seven times...

October 2, 2018

Julia Guthrie, a teacher at Notre Dame Academy in Palisades Park, NJ, is the recipient of the New Jersey Nonpublic School Teacher of the Year Award for 2018 in a competition sponsored by the New Jersey Council for American Private Education (NJCAPE). This annual award will be presented on Tuesday, October 9, at a ceremony scheduled for noon at the N.J. Department of Education in Trenton.

October 1, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the 349 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. Among those schools three from the Archdiocese of Newark were recognized as, “Exemplary High Performing Schools”: Christ the Teacher School in Fort Lee, Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Park Ridge, and Transfiguration Academy in Bergenfield. The award is based on overall academic excellence.

September 21, 2018

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, today advised the people of the Archdiocese that he will not attend the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, set to begin in Rome on Oct. 2 and conclude at the end of the month. Earlier this year, Pope Francis had requested the Cardinal’s attendance at this important event in the life of the Church.


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