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Oct. 21, 2021

"When he formally inaugurated the synod process, Pope Francis identified three risks and three opportunities," the Cardinal writes. "The first risk is that the synod process will be a mere formality. Will we really commit ourselves to reaching out and listening to everyone? The second risk is that the synod’s ambitious goal will...

October 20, 2021

Each November, during the month of All Souls, members of the archdiocesan community gather to remember all priests and deacons of the Archdiocese of Newark who died in the past year. The Memorial Mass for 2021 will be celebrated on November 3 at 3 p.m. in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will be the principal celebrant. All are invited to attend the Mass and join in prayer.

October 14, 2021
The New Jersey Catholic Conference is disheartened by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners' announcement that they have approved rule changes that will allow non-physicians to perform abortions after 14 weeks of gestation, permit these abortions in office-based settings, and eliminate the requirement of hospital admitting privileges to medical professionals  performing these procedures.
Oct. 12, 2021

This past weekend Pope Francis launched a two-year “synod on synodality,” a call to all the members of the Catholic Church across the world to enter a process of listening to the Holy Spirit and to each other in order to discern the path we must walk together. Yesterday, Pope Francis celebrated the Eucharist in St. Peter’s...

Oct. 8, 2021

The Archdiocese of Newark will launch its new Vine and Branches initiative on Sunday, October 10, to inspire Catholics in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union counties to return to Mass now that most pandemic-related restrictions have been lifted. Spearheaded by Auxiliary Bishop Michael A. Saporito and priests of the Archdiocese, Vine and Branches will see parishes host numerous special events...

October 8, 2021

This issue of Rejoice in the Lord is focused on the second chapter of Fratelli Tutti, “A Stranger on the Road.” Chapter Two of Fratelli Tutti shows how the parable of the Good Samaritan teaches us to recognize the face of Jesus in all our brothers and sisters and to become neighbors to others, overcoming prejudices, personal interests, historic and cultural barriers. Pope Francis stresses that we all, in fact, are co-responsible in creating a society that is able to include, integrate and lift up those who have fallen or are suffering.

October 4, 2021

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R, Archbishop of Newark, has released a pastoral reflection on the role of Catholics as "stewards of God's grace." This follows a previous pastoral letter from Cardinal Tobin in which he looked forward to an eventual return to in-person worship. Now that vaccination has become more widespread and statewide restrictions against in-person gatherings have lifted, Cardinal Tobin is encouraging Catholics to reunite in celebrating the Mass.

Sept. 29, 2021

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will lead a jubilant Hispanic Heritage Mass on Friday, October 1, at 8 p.m. in Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. All are welcome to the Spanish-language Mass, which will be concelebrated by the Archdiocese’s four auxiliary bishops and many priests from throughout Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and...

Sept. 27, 2021

The month of October brings with it our annual observance of Respect Life Month. As part of the Year of St. Joseph declared by Pope Francis, this year’s celebration highlights the example of that great saint. As the faithful protector of both Jesus and Mary, we find in St. Joseph a profound reminder of our own call to welcome, safeguard, and defend God’s precious gift of human life...

Sept. 24, 2021

Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act, H.R. 3755. This bill would impose abortion on demand nationwide at any stage of pregnancy through federal statute and would eliminate pro-life laws at every level of government -- including parental notification for minor girls, informed consent, and health or safety protections specific to abortion facilities... 

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