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Press Releases/Statements

August 16, 2022

Five relics and a life-sized statue of St. Pio, the first priest in the Catholic Church’s history to bear the stigmata wounds of Christ’s crucifixion, will be on public display at Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart this September as part of the Saint Pio Foundation’s ongoing “I Embrace You” Tour of the U.S...

August 12, 2022

Cardinal Tobin reflects on when Jesus sacrificed himself for us, he gave us his mother. On Monday, August 15, we will celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven...

August 3, 2022
Cardinal Tobin only uses a Twitter account, which is monitored daily. The Cardinal’s official, and only, Twitter account is @CardinalJWTobin. Any other communication allegedly from Cardinal Tobin on any other social media platform...
July 22, 2022

Going out of one's comfort zone by reaching out to others with compassion and understanding may help us to understand better the Gospel. In his latest newsletter, Cardinal Tobin inspires us to open our hearts to others, especially those who have been rejected by society

July 8, 2022

Peace doesn't mean that all disagreements have been resolved. In his latest newsletter, Cardinal Tobin points out that genuine peace comes when we are able to face the hard truths about each other and our world...

June 30, 2022

Fr. Stephen J. Fichter, Ph.D., Episcopal Vicar of Education for the Archdiocese of Newark, has announced the appointment of Patricia Rodriguez as the new Director of the Catechetical Office for the entire archdiocese effective July 1, 2022.

June 24, 2022

The United States Supreme Court’s ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to overturn the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide recognizes that even the most helpless and dependent human beings have a right to life and possess inherent dignity and worth... 

June 24, 2022
We the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey express our deepest gratitude for the United States Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs V. Jackson Women’s Health. This decision ends a very dark chapter in American history and now is the time for our nation to move forward to heal wounds and social divisions...
June 24, 2022

The Eucharistic Revival, a period of devotion and belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, started last Sunday and will conclude on July 2024. Cardinal Tobin encourages us to participate and encourages us to return to grace in these challenging times...

June 13, 2022

Fr. Stephen J. Fichter, Ph.D., the Episcopal Vicar of Education for the Archdiocese, is pleased to announce two new appointments in the archdiocesan Office of Catholic Schools, effective July 1, 2022. Barbara Dolan has been appointed the new Superintendent of Catholic Schools, and Br. Christopher D. Hall, C.F.C., Ed.D., has been appointed Assistant Superintendent of High Schools...


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