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Press Releases/Statements

June 6, 2022

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., archbishop of Newark, is pleased to announce the appointment of Fr. Stephen J. Fichter, Ph.D., Pastor of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Wyckoff, New Jersey, as the new Episcopal Vicar of Education of the Archdiocese of Newark, effective July 1, 2022...  

May 27, 2022

Cardinal Tobin reminds readers of the role of the Holy Spirit and the importance of sharing their faith with words and actions that push them beyond their comfort zones...

May 25, 2022

Statement from Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., regarding recent mass shootings: The disciples of Jesus that form the Archdiocese of Newark join our hearts and prayers for the anguished families of Uvalde, Buffalo and many other communities across this country, including Newark, the city in which I live and love...

May 25, 2022
Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark will join thousands of Catholic cemeteries nationwide in the annual Memorial Day program, "Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes." Memorial Day Masses will be celebrated on Monday, May 30, at 11 a.m. at several archdiocesan cemeteries...
May 18, 2022

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., archbishop of Newark, will ordain five men to the priesthood during the Rite of Ordination on Saturday, May 28, at 10 a.m. in Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart...

May 13, 2022

Cardinal Tobin reflects on the role of Blessed Mother Mary and how Christians have turned to her in times of conflict. She offers hope, healing and comfort to all who are in need of her maternal care...

May 12, 2022

The Catholic Bishops of New Jersey join to express our disappointment and outrage over Governor Murphy’s announcement regarding proposed legislation to expand access to abortion in New Jersey, an act that by its very nature terminates human life. If enacted, this legislation would mandate health insurance coverage for abortions, codify regulations that permit non-physicians to perform abortions...

May 9, 2022

Monsignor Gerard McCarren, S.T.D.The Archdiocese of Newark and Seton Hall University announced that Monsignor Gerard McCarren, S.T.D., will begin a one-year appointment on July 1 as the Interim Rector and Dean of Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall.

April 29, 2022

In his latest newsletter, Cardinal Tobin reflects on sustaining Easter joy and how we can remain Easter people in the midst of worldwide suffering and despair. He looks to the Gospel of Luke and the story of two disciples encountering Jesus on the road to Emmaus...

April 15, 2022

In his latest newsletter, Cardinal Tobin reflects on the Paschal Triduum, "a liturgical experience that runs the gamut from profound sorrow to intense joy."  He asks, "Why do we put ourselves through this every year? Why relive experiences that were excruciatingly painful—and shameful—for all concerned? Why re-enact the disciples’ infidelity and their failure to understand that Jesus had to rise from the dead (Jn 20:1–9)?" Read more here.


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