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April 30, 2018

On Tuesday, May 1, representatives of the Tri-State Italian-American Congress will present $25,000 in scholarships to a group of students of Italian heritage from 25 Catholic elementary schools of the Archdiocese of Newark. The awards will be presented in a ceremony in the Auditorium of the Archdiocesan Center, 171 Clifton Avenue, Newark, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

April 25, 2018

On Wednesday, April 25, Dr. Margaret Dames, Superintendent of Archdiocese of Newark Catholic Schools, will discuss education and teaching morality on NJTV's "A Matter of Faith with A Bishop, An Imam and A Rabbi." The episode will air at 8pm, and will also feature Professor Bernard Freamon of Seton Hall Law School.

April 19, 2018

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. will deliver the keynote address at the 64th commencement ceremony for Seton Hall University School of Law on Thursday, May 24 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. At this year’s ceremony, Cardinal Tobin will address students receiving Juris Doctor degrees, Master of Science in Jurisprudence degrees, and Master of Laws degrees.

April 10, 2018

The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children (SFIC) will have a piece of “The Rock” in attendance when it hosts its 35th Annual Gala on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ. Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, and many loyal supporters and friends of the SFIC, will present Hugh Weber with the Vitae Discimus (“We Teach By Our Lives”) Award for the organization’s support of inner-city education.

April 4, 2018

On Saturday, April 14, the Office of Schools of the Archdiocese of Newark, in collaboration with ProjectEngin, will host the second annual STEM EXPO at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center in Kearny, New Jersey. Projects by hundreds of Catholic elementary school students from 29 elementary schools on display are the result of a year-long initiative between the Archdiocese and ProjectEngin...

March 23, 2018

On Friday, February 23, the Archdiocese received word that a federal judge had ruled against it in a suit challenging the validity of a New Jersey law banning religious institutions from selling inscription rights on monuments for parishioners buried in its cemeteries. The deadline for the Archdiocese to appeal this decision was set for Monday, March 26. We continue to believe that the law is unjust.

March 23, 2018

The Knights of Columbus, the largest Catholic fraternal order in the world, has announced a membership initiative that allows eligible Catholic men to join the organization online. The program is being rolled out in select states and will be introduced nationally in July.

February 23, 2018

Have you ever met a Dreamer? Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, introduces us to some of their stories as we encourage U.S. Catholics and people of good will to take part in a “Call-in-Day” on February 26 for the Protection of Dreamers. Learn how to participate at and

February 20, 2018

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, today called on the 1.5 million faithful of the Archdiocese of Newark to join a national effort by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and dioceses across the country to urge members of Congress to secure legislative protection for Dreamers, the nearly 2 million young people across the country affected by the potential ending of the executive branch protection called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

February 14, 2018

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., the Archbishop of Newark, will deliver a special Lenten reflection at the Saint Walburga Monastery of the Benedictine Sisters of Elizabeth on Sunday, February 25, as part of the celebration of the community’s 150 years of service to and among the people of Elizabeth.



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