- Apr 14, 2021
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin has invited the faithful of the Archdiocese of Newark to reflect on how the pandemic-induced “Great Eucharistic Fast” has affected their faith life and called on them to spiritually prepare for the eventual return of in-person worship when it can be done safely.
St. Patrick’s Day has its corned beef and cabbage and St. Joseph’s Day has zeppoles — Italian cream-filled doughnuts.
Pope Francis has named Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, a member of the Congregation for Bishops, the office that advises the pope on the nomination of bishops around the world.
Blessed Michael J. McGivney was “an outstanding witness of Christian solidarity and fraternal assistance” because of his “zeal” for proclaiming the Gospel and his “generous concern for his brothers and sisters,” Pope Francis said in his apostolic letter of beatification of the founder of the Knights of Columbus.
The recent appointment of six women to the Vatican’s chief financial body has been praised as a significant stride in Pope Francis’s consistent insistence that more women are needed in leadership roles.
Citing the toll COVID-19 is taking on school enrollments and finances, the Archdiocese of Newark’s Office of Schools announced Aug. 4 that five elementary schools will not reopen this fall and three elementary schools will consolidate with nearby school communities.
Federal death-row inmate Dustin Lee Honken was convicted of “heinous” crimes but killing him “will do nothing to restore justice or heal those still burdened by these crimes,” Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin said in a July 9 letter to President Donald Trump.
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, condemned the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and warned the country must “leave behind the purveyors of polarization” in politics.