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Archbishop of Newark

Joseph W. Cardinal Tobin,
C.Ss.R., D.D.

Biography

Archbishop of Newark John J. Myers, J.C.D., D.D

Archbishop of Newark

Joseph W. Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R., D.D.

Biography

 

A Message from Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin shares the crucial decisions made by the Catholic bishops of the
United States at the 2019 USCCB Spring General Assembly.
 
 

Archdiocesan News

June 18, 2019

The USCCB voted on several proposals to hold bishops accountable for instances of sexual abuse of minors or vulnerable persons, sexual misconduct, or the intentional mishandling of such cases. The USCCB specifically committed to involving and utilizing lay professional experts, and also established a new, independent mechanism for the reporting of such cases.

June 14, 2019

Beginning June 15, 2019, the New Jersey Independent Victim Compensation Program (IVCP) will begin accepting claims related to the sexual abuse of minors by diocesan priests or deacons of the Roman Catholic dioceses of Newark, Paterson, Metuchen, Camden, and Trenton. The IVCP is administered by Kenneth R. Feinberg and Camille S. Biros, two noted victims’ compensation experts who have designed and administered similar compensation programs for the Catholic Dioceses in...

June 3, 2019

It’s the end of an era for Catholics in New Jersey. The longest serving priest in the archdiocese of Newark is set to retire. Pastor James Pagnotta has spent 47 of his 50 years as a priest at St. Joseph’s Church in the Hilltop section of Jersey City. The 75-year-old Hudson County native came to the parish from Hoboken in 1972 and never left. “Here so long it becomes your life and your parishioners become your friends,” Pagnotta said. He’s embraced the changing community, welcoming new Filipino...