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October 1, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the 349 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. Among those schools three from the Archdiocese of Newark were recognized as, “Exemplary High Performing Schools”: Christ the Teacher School in Fort Lee, Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Park Ridge, and Transfiguration Academy in Bergenfield. The award is based on overall academic excellence.

September 21, 2018

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, today advised the people of the Archdiocese that he will not attend the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, set to begin in Rome on Oct. 2 and conclude at the end of the month. Earlier this year, Pope Francis had requested the Cardinal’s attendance at this important event in the life of the Church.

September 18, 2018

On September 14, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin led the people of this local Church of Newark in an evening service of Prayer, Recognition and Hope in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Under the theme “Behold the Wood of the Cross,” the Cardinal, joined by hundreds of clergy, Religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese gathered in prayer for the survivors of clergy abuse, for their families, for the accused, and for the Church. A video of this service is now available.

September 7, 2018

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin has prepared a special video message to the people of the Archdiocese of Newark to provide both perspective on the recent revelations this Spring and Summer about Archbishop McCarrick and events such as the Pennsylvania grand jury report, and to speak of steps that are now underway in response to the news and the needs of the people of this local Church.

September 7, 2018

The last Sunday of October, Oct. 28, 2018, is designated as Priesthood Sunday, a one-day celebration of the priesthood calling all United States Catholics to show support for their priests with prayer, public recognition and dialogue. The annual celebration is organized by parish lay leaders and has been sponsored by the USA Council of Serra International, a worldwide Catholic lay organization, since 2005.

September 6, 2018

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, has designated Friday, September 14, 2018 as a Day of Prayer, Fasting and Abstinence throughout the Archdiocese in recognition of the sins and crimes of sexual abuse against children and adults by members of the Catholic Church. He also will lead the people of this local Church of Newark in an evening service of Prayer, Recognition and Hope in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Friday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

August 30, 2018

The Catholic Church in New Jersey looks forward to continuing dialogue with Senator Vitale in his efforts - and our own efforts - to ensure the safety of our children and to help victims of abuse to heal. However, New Jersey is not Pennsylvania. Since 2002, the Catholic Church in New Jersey has complied with a Memorandum of Understanding with the Attorney General and all 21 County Prosecutors under which every complaint is forwarded to the appropriate...

August 30, 2018

The Board of Trustees of Marist High School, Bayonne, NJ, announces the appointment of Mr. Peter G. Kane to serve as the new President of Marist High School. Marist High School is owned and operated by the Marist Brothers of the United States, serving the students of Hudson and Essex County since 1954. Most recently, Peter served as Senior Director at the New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency, which gave him in-depth exposure to government funding and...

August 27, 2018

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, has appointed Sister Donna L. Ciangio, O.P., D. Min. of the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell as Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Newark, effective September 1, 2018. She succeeds Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Andreano, KCHS, who had served in the role as Chancellor since 2012 and who earlier this year accepted new responsibilities as pastor of Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Hoboken.

August 27, 2018

The Archdiocese of Newark and Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. express shock, sadness and consternation at the wide-ranging array of allegations published by the former apostolic nuncio to the United States of America, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, which cannot be understood as contributing to the healing of survivors of sexual abuse.

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