While the unfortunate situation at Saint John’s School in Clark has affected many, the Archdiocese of Newark has special concern for the students involved – the two girls and the boys on the Saint John’s JV Black team, and all other students participating in the league – who have been upset through no fault of their own.
This past weekend, as people in America and throughout the world began to see the effects of the recent executive actions on immigration and refugee resettlement, Catholics heard a different message during the celebration of the Eucharist: “Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, who have observed His law; seek justice, seek humility. Perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the Lord’s anger.” (Zep. 2:3).
Parents and guardians of every student at St. Theresa School receive a Parent and Student Handbook at the beginning of each school year.
On Sunday, January 29, Cardinal Joseph Tobin celebrated Mass at and took possession of his “titular” church in Rome, Santa Maria delle Grazie a Via Triofale (Saint Mary of the Graces), located close by St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums.
I understand the desire for every American to be assured of safe borders and freedom from terrorism. The federal government should continue a prudent policy aimed at protecting citizens. I also understand and heed the call of God, who through Moses told the people of Israel: “You shall not oppress an alien; you well know how it feels to be an alien, since you were once aliens yourselves in the land of Egypt” (Ex 23:9).
Governor Chris Christie recently signed a proclamation designating the week of January 29 – February 4, 2017, as Catholic Schools' Week in New Jersey and acknowledging the contributions of Catholic schools to the public welfare of all New Jerseyans.
His Eminence, Joseph William Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R., was installed as the Sixth Archbishop of Newark before an overflow crowd at Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, at a Mass attended by six Roman Catholic cardinals and some 60 archbishops and bishops from throughout the country.
The following is the text of the homily given by His Eminence, Joseph W. Cardinal Tobin, the sixth Archbishop of Newark, during the Mass of Installation at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), offers condolences, prayers, and words of support for those involved in this weekend's bombings in Cairo, Turkey and Somalia, as well as the church roof collapse in Nigeria.
Learn about the Church's stance on immigration. Resources in support of a national Day of Prayer for migrants and refugees are now available.