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Archbishop of Newark

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


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

Archbishop of Newark

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




Nov. 10, 2020

I welcome the report of the Holy See’s investigation into its knowledge and decision-making regarding Theodore McCarrick during his long career as a priest, bishop, and cardinal. We are studying these findings, and we are grateful to our Holy Father Pope Francis for his pastoral concern for the family of God in the United States and his leadership in calling the Church to greater accountability and transparency...

Oct. 30, 2020

The day following his visit to Assisi on October 3, 2020, the Vatican published a new encyclical by Pope Francis. The encyclical’s title, Fratelli tutti, is taken from St. Francis who used these words as a term of endearment to “address his brothers and sisters” and to propose to them “a way of life marked by the flavor of the Gospel” (Fratelli tutti, #1). This new social encyclical speaks to all members of the human family, reminding us that we are sisters and brothers regardless of our race, ethnicity, social status or country of origin...

October 28, 2020

In a dramatic demonstration of Catholic-Jewish amity, the Vatican’s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews (CRRJ) and the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC) exchanged public messages in commemoration of the fifty-fifth anniversary of Nostra Aetate, the milestone document of the Catholic Church articulating a new and better era in Christian-Jewish relations.

Oct. 16, 2020

Two powerful incidents frame the Gospel according to St. John. Chapter 2 contains the hope-filled story of the wedding at Cana, and Chapter 19 provides St. John’s perspective on the crucifixion of Jesus. Both incidents involve Mary, the mother of Jesus and our mother. The wedding at Cana is a situation nearly everyone can relate to. A mother and her adult son disagree. There’s a problem—not enough wine—and Mary wants Jesus to intervene. He resists. “Woman, how does your...