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November 2, 2017

The Coalition of Religious Leaders of New Jersey expresses deep concern and opposition to President Trump’s plan to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.

October 19, 2017

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education recognized 342 schools across the United States as National Blue Ribbon Schools based on their academic excellence, or their progress in closing achievement gaps. Of the 342 schools that received the award, 17 are located in New Jersey, and five are Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Newark.

October 13, 2017

On Friday, October 6, administration and staff of Paramus Catholic High School summoned local police to the campus following an altercation involving several student members of the football program and a member of the football coaching staff. At that time and in the days since, the school has taken all necessary steps to address this incident appropriately according to our policies and protocols, and in cooperation with local authorities.

September 21, 2017

The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children will host the 2nd Annual Fall Benefit Concert on Friday, Oct. 27, at Enlow Hall located on the campus of Kean University. Proceeds from the event will go towards providing K-12 scholarship assistance to low-income children of all faiths so they are able to receive a values-based, quality education, and private and parochial schools in Northern New Jersey.

September 14, 2017

Your Excellency, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Cardinal Justin Rigali, brother Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Newark and beyond, Beloved priests, Deacons, Religious and faithful of this great Archdiocese, Dear Friends...

September 14, 2017

Your Eminence(s), Excellencies, Fathers, Religious, Seminarians and Members of the People of God, Distinguished members of the government, Brothers and Sisters, at the beginning of this Eucharistic celebration, I had the duty and privilege of imposing the pallium upon Cardinal Tobin, the sixth archbishop of this beloved Archdiocese of Newark.

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. 


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