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April 8, 2020

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).

April 8, 2020

As we continue to adhere to mandated guidelines during this unprecedented health crisis to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), liturgies continue to be livestreamed online on the Archdiocese of Newark’s website at www.rcan.org/parishsupport.

April 7, 2020

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, announced today the appointment of the new Bishops-Elect of the Archdiocese among the four Episcopal Vicars for each of the counties that comprise the territory of the Archdiocese (Bergen, Hudson, Essex, and Union). The appointments were effective on April 1, 2020.

April 6, 2020

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., recorded a Holy Week video message for his brother priests. "My dear brothers in Christ; My dear brothers in the priesthood," Cardinal Tobin began in the unscripted message...

April 4, 2020

This week, Catholics around the world will begin the observance of Holy Week, which begins with Palm (Passion) Sunday, April 5, followed by the Sacred Triduum on Holy Thursday, April 9; Good Friday, April 10; Holy Saturday, April 11; and Easter Sunday, April 12...

April 1, 2020

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., announced the appointment of Lawrence Boland to the newly created post of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Archdiocese of Newark, effective April 1, 2020.  Boland will report directly to the Office of the Cardinal Archbishop.

April 1, 2020

As Christians, we encounter Jesus in his people—our families and friends, our neighbors and fellow parishioners, our co-workers and school mates, even people we don’t know personally (strangers) who we come in contact with as we go about our daily lives. Jesus tells us that we find him in the “least of these” brothers and sisters (cf. Mt 25: 31-46), so being close to them means being close to him....

March 29, 2020

During this season of fasting, voluntary or involuntary, God provides a rich and incredibly encouraging meal today, the Fifth Sunday of Lent. We are understandably drawn to the Gospel, the long account of the raising of Lazarus, the beloved friend of Jesus. Today this story cannot help but resonate in experiences of us all, yesterday or today...

March 27, 2020

People who cannot get to confession because of the coronavirus lockdown or another serious reason can go to God directly, be specific about their sins, request pardon and experience God’s loving forgiveness, Pope Francis said.

“This is the right time, the opportune moment. An act of contrition done well, and our souls will become white like the snow,” the pope said March 20 during his livestreamed morning Mass.

March 27, 2020

The Archdiocese of Newark announced today it will livestream Mass again this Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Noon (EST). All faithful are invited to join virtually. The bilingual (English and Spanish) Mass will be celebrated by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, to provide the faithful with spiritual nourishment during this time of need.

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