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April 17, 2019

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., talked with NBC's Anne Thompson about a variety of issues on April 17, 2019. Among the topics that the Cardinal and Anne discussed were his upbringing in Detroit, his early life in the priesthood, and the challenges that face the Catholic Church today. Click here to view the entire interview, courtesy of the Today Show.

April 15, 2019

Our heartfelt prayers are offered to the people of Paris, to the emergency workers battling the fire, and to all those around the world who have worshipped in the magnificent Cathedral. The faithful have lost a magnificent church, but our Catholic community joins in prayer with our sisters and brothers in Paris, who remain sheltered by the love and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

April 12, 2019

The Archdiocese of Newark regrets the enactment of legislation that permits medically assisted suicide. Every gift of human life is sacred, from conception to natural death, and the life and dignity of every person must be respected and protected at every stage and in every condition. Those whose lives are diminished or weakened deserve special respect. Sick or disabled persons should be helped to lead lives as normal as possible. Whatever its motives and means, direct...

April 12, 2019

On Sunday, April 14, Christians around the world will begin the observance of Holy Week, the final preparation for the celebration of Easter. Here in the Archdiocese of Newark, the nearly 1.5 million Catholics worshiping in the 212 Catholic parishes in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union Counties will mark the days leading to Easter Sunday with a full range of liturgies—Mass, Stations of the Cross, prayer services and more. The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart—the Mother Church of the...

April 4, 2019

The Archdiocese of Newark offers warm congratulations and best wishes to Archbishop Wilton Gregory as the seventh Archbishop of Washington, D.C. We promise our prayerful support for Archbishop Gregory as he shepherds the people in our Nation's Capital.

April 3, 2019

It is with a profound sense of sadness that I have read about the proposed cutoff of humanitarian aid to the Northern Triangle countries of Central America. I continue to be amazed that some still do not understand what forces people to leave their home country. Most are escaping extreme violence and poverty. The decision to leave one’s home does not come easily or without sacrifice. Who would think that the best way to solve the problem of extreme poverty is to cut off humanitarian aid?

April 2, 2019

The release of Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation today is “a wonderful summons to the Church to more vigorously invest in youth and young adults, especially those on the peripheries and those disconnected from the Church,” said the President and committee chairmen of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB). Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and President of the...

April 1, 2019

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., led the people of the Archdiocese of Newark in a Lenten Prayer Service for the survivors of sexual abuse and for the people of the Church on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:30 PM in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. Under the theme, “Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God,” the Cardinal was joined by clergy, Religious, and lay faithful of the Archdiocese.

March 28, 2019

State residents are being urged to contact Gov. Phil Murphy after a bill that would allow terminally ill residents to end their lives passed the state Legislature March 25. “Hope is slim, but there is one last important thing you can do,” reads a call to action on the website of the New Jersey Catholic Conference, the public policy arm of the state’s bishops. Click Here to contact Gov. Murphy “Please call the Governor’s Office at (609) 292-6000, give your name and tell the aide you oppose the...

March 25, 2019

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., will lead the people of the Archdiocese of Newark in a Lenten Prayer Service for the survivors of sexual abuse and for the people of our Church on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:30 PM in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. All are invited to come together in Lenten prayer for healing, strength, and forgiveness. Under the theme, “Create in Me a Clean Heart...

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