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Sept. 14, 2021

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has sent a letter to all U.S. bishops asking them to consider taking up a voluntary special collection in their dioceses for the Bishops Emergency Disaster Fund. Donations to the special collection will assist with the...

Sept. 9, 2021

What are you remembering this afternoon? Together with so many around the world, we can recall exactly where we were on that sun-dappled Tuesday morning in early September two decades ago. Even at that distance, it is not difficult to taste the fear, feel the confusion, rekindle the fiery anger that washed over the nation...

September 2, 2021

The Office of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Newark, which includes 74 elementary and high schools in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union counties, has announced its COVID-19 safety protocols for the 2021 – 2022 school year, which begins on September 8, 2021.

August 26, 2021

"Shortly after Fratelli Tutti was published, I used this newsletter (Vol. 2. No. 4., October 30, 2020) to offer a brief summary of the encyclical and its importance for our time. I had hoped to return to this encyclical earlier this year to offer additional reflections on its content, but other preoccupations— including the COVID-19 pandemic—have delayed me until now."

Aug. 19, 2021

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, has invited parishes within the Archdiocese of Newark to take up a special collection during Masses this weekend, Aug. 21-22, to help those affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that devastated the southwestern region of Haiti on Aug. 14...

Aug. 19, 2021

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin and the Scholarship Fund for Inner City Children invite the faithful to a special Mass to be held at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark, in Remembrance of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at 5 p.m. livestream of the Remembrance Mass will be available at

Aug. 11, 2021

When we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Sunday, Aug. 15, we are offering to Mary the highest possible form of veneration. We proclaim that our belief in the resurrection of the dead on the last day is not simply a profound hope...

July 30, 2021

All of us are called to holiness, to closeness to God, but unfortunately, most of us find ourselves further away from God than we would like to be. That's why Christ gives us the sacraments—especially the Eucharist and the sacrament of penance—to help us in our daily struggles on the way to holiness. We are all called to be...

July 28, 2021

The Archdiocese of Newark has been made aware of a published media report with information inferring possible inappropriate software app use by certain clergy within the Archdiocese. The Archdiocese of Newark has not received any data or analysis from the report’s publisher, and therefore, we are unable to review the reported information until data is provided. We have formally requested that the publisher provide this data and analysis.

July 20, 2021

More than a dozen clergy from the Archdiocese of Newark and the Diocese of Paterson, along with the Cuban and Latino community, gathered in solidarity for the people of Cuba during a Sunday prayer vigil at St. Joseph of the Palisades Parish July 18 in West New York, N.J. "The hour has come to say 'ENOUGH,'...


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