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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.

August 15, 2018

New Jersey’s Roman Catholic Bishops acknowledge that media accounts of the details contained in Pennsylvania’s grand jury report show a heartbreaking departure from our fundamental belief in the dignity and value of every child. As a Church, our calling remains unchanged - to help children in our care encounter leaders who exemplify God’s commandment to love and protect the most vulnerable.

August 3, 2018

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, has appointed Sister Patricia M. Wormann, O.P., M.Div. MSW, BCC of the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell as Delegate for Religious of the Archdiocese effective August 1, 2018. As Delegate for Religious, Sister Patricia will serve as the liaison between the Cardinal and the communities of Religious men and women and those belonging to Secular Institutes within the Archdiocese.

August 3, 2018

In the wake of news about destruction from powerful volcano eruptions and flaming fountains of lava on Hawaii Island this spring, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, has authorized a voluntary collection in all parishes of the Archdiocese to support the critical work of the Diocese of Honolulu to address the devastating loss of homes, jobs and increasing health issues affecting the people of the island.

July 28, 2018

In response to the announcement this morning that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, from the College of Cardinals, and imposed upon on him suspension a divinis, directing him to observe a life of prayer and penance in seclusion until the completion of the canonical process, Cardinal Joseph Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, issued the following:

June 20, 2018

I recognize that the people of our Archdiocese meet the announcement by the Archdiocese of New York of a credible and substantiated claim of abuse of a minor by Cardinal McCarrick with a range of emotions. I am thinking particularly of those who have experienced the trauma of sexual abuse by clergy - whose lives have been impacted tragically by abuse.


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