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


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Archbishop of Newark

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



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Archdiocesan News

February 20, 2019

When asked what I hope for from this week’s Rome summit on the Church’s global response to abuse, the answer for me is unmistakable. As bishops from around the globe gather with Pope Francis, they do so against a backdrop of soul trauma for the Body of Christ. And while this moment is in many ways unprecedented in the life of the Church, we can still learn from echoes of the past. Which is why I say that...

February 19, 2019

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will honor Aron Forem, the owner and president of the grocery firm Wuhl Shafman Lieberman Corporation, at the Cardinal’s 26th Annual Business & Labor Recognition Reception on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Mayfair Farms, West Orange, NJ. Cardinal Tobin also announced that Monsignor John J. Gilchrist, who passed away last April after decades of service to the Catholic Church and labor community, will be honored posthumously.

February 16, 2019

Today the Holy See announced that Theodore E. McCarrick has been dismissed from the clerical state. The decree impacts not only the Archdiocese of Newark, but the entire Catholic community across the world.  It especially affects those who have experienced the trauma of sexual abuse by clergy who violated a sacred trust and caused incalculable harm to the lives and well-being of young and adult victims.

February 13, 2019

The revelations of clergy sexual abuse of minors throughout this past year have provoked feelings of shock, anger, shame, and deep sorrow throughout our Catholic community. Victims, their families, and the faithful are rightfully outraged over the abuses perpetrated against minors. Additionally, the failure of Church leadership to immediately remove suspected abusers from ministry is particularly reprehensible. In an effort to do what is right and just, we are publishing the...

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