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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,'...

July 14, 2021

On July 6, 2021, I issued a statement expressing my deep concern that the federal budget being considered by members of Congress would eliminate the Hyde Amendment. For the past 45 years, this important legislation has saved the lives of millions of unborn children by prohibiting the use of federal funds for abortion...

July 6, 2021

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, I am deeply concerned that the proposed federal budget would eliminate the Hyde Amendment, which, for 45 years, has prohibited the use of federal funds for abortion. The Hyde Amendment is credited with saving the lives of millions of children. 

July 1, 2021

Celebrating the eucharistic mystery - Let us fall in love with this most precious sacrament. Let us allow ourselves to be fed by divine grace, so that we will have the strength to become what we receive in the Holy Eucharist and, then, to transform the world...

June 28, 2021

Parish liturgical ministries may return to full service, and masks are no longer required for all vaccinated ministers beginning July 3, according to updated Covid-19 directives issued by the Archdiocese of Newark. 

These directives will help to ensure that we celebrate the liturgy joyfully and safely as we move to a new phase in welcoming all back to our parishes.

June 28, 2021

Since the conclusion of the Spring Plenary Assembly of the U.S. bishops last week, there has been much attention on the vote taken to draft a document on the Eucharist. The focus of the secular media and some Catholic media on the vote may have created confusion as to the purpose of the vote and its intended goal. We would like to take this opportunity to clarify some misinformation...

June 23, 2021

The Archdiocese of Newark has entered into an agreement to sell the Pittstown, N.J. residence previously inhabited by former Archbishop John J. Myers. The residence was originally purchased by the Archdiocese of Newark in 2002 for $678,000. The residence sold in June 2021 for $910,000. A real estate transaction commission will be deducted from the sale price, and proceeds will return to the Archdiocese...

June 18, 2021

On April 21 of this year, I offered reflections on the topic “Synodality: the long game of Pope Francis” during a webinar offering of the annual Cardinal Bernardin Common Cause lecture sponsored by Loyola University Chicago’s Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage. I summarize it below...

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