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May 4, 2020

It is with joy that I greet the Filipino clergy and faithful of the Archdiocese of Newark as they celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the arrival of the Gospel in the Philippines. Together with them, the Archdiocese recalls with gratitude the providential landing of Ferdinand Magellan...

April 30, 2021

In St. John’s Gospel (Jn 15:1-8), Jesus tells us that he is the true vine and his Father is the vine grower. “He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and every one that does, he prunes so that it bears more fruit” (Jn 15:2). This is important information because this is no ordinary vineyard...

April 21, 2021

The 58th annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be celebrated by the Catholic Church on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, commonly referred to as Good Shepherd Sunday. The World Day of Prayer for Vocations unites the faithful in praying for those currently discerning and living out vocations to ordained ministry...

April 16, 2021

All baptized Christians find ourselves on a journey. We walk together in the footsteps of the risen Christ as we travel toward our heavenly home. This sacred pilgrimage is not meant to be a time of drudgery and sorrow. Although it’s true that we are called to follow Jesus on the way of the cross, we should always remember our Lord’s promise to his disciples, “You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy” (Jn 16:20)... 

April 3, 2021

“This Sunday, we celebrate the great feast of Easter and we begin a season of joy... If we could experience Easter joy a year ago, how much more jubilant we can be now, when there are clear signs of hope emerging all around us. But we’re not there yet...”

March 30, 2021

We have now reached the culmination of our Lenten journey, the Paschal Triduum. Each year the Church gives us the opportunity to share in the passion, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ through our celebration of the liturgies for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. As Pope Francis reminds us, this is...

March 29, 2021

Join us in prayer as the Archdiocese of Newark will livestreams its annual Chrism Mass tonight at 8 p.m. from the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. The Mass will be celebrated by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark.

March 23, 2021

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., has composed a series of reflections on the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross. His reflections are inspired by The Way of the Cross composed by St. Alphonsus Liguori, who founded the Cardinal’s religious community, the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists).

March 22, 2021

The Palm Sunday Liturgy and the Liturgies of the Easter Triduum are celebrated on the Church’s High Holy Days. They are not preparing for Easter, they are Easter. On these days above all others, the faithful are encouraged to participate fully, actively and wholeheartedly...

March 19, 2021

St. Joseph is a man for all seasons, but his intercession and example are especially needed in troubled times: Each year on March 19, the Church invites us to celebrate with joy the Solemnity of St. Joseph, the husband of Mary and foster father of Jesus. This year, we have a special reason to honor the “righteous man” who 150 years...

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