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February 12, 2018

Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will mark the beginning of Lent 2018 with the celebration of Mass and distribution of Ashes at St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral in downtown Newark on Wednesday, February 14, beginning at 12:15 p.m.

February 12, 2018

The 8th Annual Catholic DeaFest will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Archdiocesan Youth Center in Kearny. The DeaFest will begin at 9 am, and includes free admission and lunch. The event is sponsored by the NJ Pastoral Workers with the Deaf: Archdiocese of Newark, Dioceses of Camden, Metuchen and Paterson.

February 1, 2018

The Archdiocese of Newark welcomes questions about the high priority that we place on the protection of children and young people. ​However, we believe that the story released today by NJ Advance Media and its reporter, Erin Banco, contains serious errors of fact and process. I want to set the record straight.

January 17, 2018

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will honor Joseph Sheridan, President and Chief Operating Officer of Wakefern Food Corp., and John T. Niccollai, President of United Food & Commercial Workers Local 464A, at the Cardinal’s 25th Annual Business & Labor Recognition Reception on Wednesday, March 7, 2017 at Mayfair Farms, West Orange, NJ.

December 17, 2017

Over many decades, the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey consistently called for the abolishment of the death penalty. Thank God, on December 17, 2007, New Jersey became the first state in forty years to enact a law to eliminate the death penalty. Groups across the globe hailed the enactment of New Jersey’s law as a victory for the dignity of life.

December 6, 2017

Throughout my pastoral visits and deanery town hall gatherings that have taken place this year, one topic has come up in every meeting — your concern for the future of Catholic Education in the Archdiocese. It is a concern I share as well. My siblings and I are products of Catholic schools. I served in parishes with Catholic schools as a parish priest and pastor.

November 27, 2017

After a glance at the headline of this essay, you may have: 1) shaken your head (in disbelief or puzzlement); 2) rolled your eyes; 3) muttered (maybe) something under your breath that this publication would not normally print; 4) All of the above. “What’s he talking about? It’s Thanksgiving. Of course, God is listening. It’s part of the drill. We pray to the Lord on Thanksgiving, and then we have our meal.”

November 8, 2017

Catholics in the Archdiocese of Newark will have the opportunity to “give to those who have given a lifetime” as part of the collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious, to be held Dec. 2-3. Coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office, the annual appeal benefits 32,000 elderly Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests whose congregations lack adequate retirement funding.

November 8, 2017

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark is pleased to announce a $20,000 toy donation from the Kefalas-Pinto Foundation along with Discovery Toys, which will provide an array of age-appropriate educational toys for hundreds of children involved with their programs throughout Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union Counties.

November 7, 2017

The Archdiocese of Newark will celebrate the 25th Annual Mass for Law Enforcement Officers at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 9 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Clifton Avenue and Victoria Avenue, Newark NJ. Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will serve as the principal celebrant and homilist.


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