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September 14, 2017

This is a list of the Church hierarchy that attended the Mass of Imposition of the Pallium for Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin. It includes Cardinals, Archbishops, and Bishops from New Jersey and surrounding states.

September 5, 2017

As we continue to hear news of the fearsome winds and rains of Hurricane Irma, expected by mid-week to reach many of the Caribbean islands and then southern Florida, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, asks all people of the Archdiocese to pray for the safety of those who are in the path of this terrible storm.

September 5, 2017

We, the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey, are pastors to over four million men, women and children who trace their roots to almost every country of the world and represent every race and ethnicity. That is one of the reasons we ask the New Jersey Congressional delegation to support the Dream Act of 2017 (S.1615/H.R. 3440). 


September 5, 2017

The decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals executive order is malicious. It is plainly and clearly wrong for this Administration to use as a political tool the lives, futures and security of some 800,000 young people whose only crime, if you ever could call it that, was that they lovingly and obediently accompanied their parents in pursuit of the dream of freedom and opportunity. 

August 29, 2017

In the wake of news in recent days about the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, which has resulted in historic flooding and deaths and continues to threaten people in Texas and Louisiana, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, has authorized a special voluntary collection in all parishes of the Archdiocese of Newark during the weekends of September 2-3 and 9-10.

August 24, 2017

On Thursday, September 14, 2017, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, The Most Reverend Christophe Pierre, will impose the Pallium on Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., sixth Archbishop of Newark, in a special Mass to be celebrated in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. The Mass will begin at 2:00 p.m.

August 17, 2017

For nearly a week, the individual and national wounds opened by the violence in Charlottesville, Va., have been raw and pulsating. As a pastor, I struggled to say something to make sense of what we've all heard and seen. I wrote in the name of “the one and a half million Catholic men, women and children of the Archdiocese of Newark – people who trace their roots to every continent of the world and represent every race and ethnicity,” who viewed with horror the recent events...

August 14, 2017

​We are thankful that the court has recognized that St. Theresa’s School, a private Catholic school within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, acted appropriately according to the Church’s rules and practices, and consistent with its absolute rights as protected by the First Amendment.

August 14, 2017

The one and a half million Catholic men, women and children of the Archdiocese of Newark – people who trace their roots to every continent of the world and represent every race and ethnicity – view with horror the recent events in Charlottesville and condemn the racism and vicious rhetoric that contributed to this tragic moment in our nation’s history.

July 10, 2017

Catholic education is well respected for its attention to the individual person, as well as its ability to reach out to students at the margins of society. For decades, Catholic schools have worked with parents of special needs children to provide learning support. However, some parents of children with learning disabilities have expressed sadness that a Catholic education was not available to their children.


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