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  • The reform group and the archbishop: A rising tide runs into a wall

    11/25/2002 2:53:55 PM PST · by Incorrigible · 17 replies · 328+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 11/24/02 | David Gibson
    The reform group and the archbishop: A rising tide runs into a wall Sunday, November 24, 2002 BY DAVID GIBSON Star-Ledger Staff [Newark, NJ] -- The ban that Newark Archbishop John J. Myers directed last month at the New Jersey chapter of a burgeoning national Catholic reform group was about as cut and dried as an edict can get. To Myers, the group Voice of the Faithful was "anti- Church and, ultimately, anti-Catholic," and in no uncertain terms he said its members could not meet on church property anywhere in the four counties of the Newark archdiocese. But Voice of...
  • N.J. Catholics outraged over accused priest’s access to children

    04/30/2013 4:05:01 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 31 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | Apr 30, 2013 | Mark Mueller
    NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) Amid calls for a Vatican investigation, Newark Archbishop John J. Myers is facing fierce criticism for his handling of a priest who attended youth retreats and heard confessions from minors in defiance of a court-ordered lifetime ban on ministry to children. At St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Colts Neck, where the Rev. Michael Fugee had been spending time with a youth group, angry parishioners said they were never told about Fugee’s background, and they questioned Myers’ defense of the priest, the subject of a lengthy story in The Star-Ledger.“It’s complete craziness that the church can let this...
  • ARCHBISHOP MYERS UNDER FIRE (Catholic Caucus)

    05/02/2013 6:48:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies
    Catholic League ^ | May 1, 2013 | William Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments as follows: Left-wing Catholics, and ex-Catholics, tried in vain to get Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph to step down, and now they have their sights set on Newark Archbishop John Myers. Their goal is to bring down a bishop—any bishop.Leading the charge against Archbishop Myers is the Newark Star-Ledger, which on Sunday said he should resign. The newspaper is guilty of journalistic malfeasance, and for this reason the entire editorial board should resign immediately. To be specific, the newspaper has violated the tenets of the Society of Professional Journalists by failing to accurately report on...
  • Newark, NJ Archbishop Urges Voters to Defend Marriage and Life

    09/25/2012 9:00:32 AM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
    The Record ^ | 09.25.12 | ABBOTT KOLOFF
    In a sweeping pastoral statement to be made public today, the leader of more than 1 million North Jersey Catholics urges them to vote “in defense of marriage and life,” and warns that the passage of same-sex marriage laws might lead to a government crackdown on their religious freedoms. Newark Archbishop John J. Myers said the statement on gay marriage was not timed to coincide with the November election, now little more than a month away, and that he was not calling on Catholics to vote for a particular candidate. But he said they should examine the “full spectrum” of...
  • Bishop Upset Maher Filmed ‘Religulous’ In Parish (Maher Lied to Use Church)

    10/21/2008 3:43:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 769+ views
    WNBC ^ | October 16, 2008
    Newark's Roman Catholic archbishop is upset part of Bill Maher's movie was filmed at Bergen County parish. Maher set part of his documentary "Religulous," which mocks organized religion, in Our Lady of Mercy in Park Ridge. A spokesman for Archbishop John Myers said the parish priest was aware of a policy that prohibits any commercial filming in churches. But Jim Goodness said filmmakers told the Very Rev. Charles Grandstrand that Maher wanted to film his Jewish mother there because the church was such a big part of her life. Hi father was Catholic. Maher grew up in nearby River Vale....
  • Archbishop in Newark bans group--Voice of the Faithful

    10/11/2002 9:32:31 PM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies · 281+ views
    <p>With a sharply worded rebuke, Newark Archbishop John J. Myers has barred from church property the New Jersey chapter of a national lay reform group that started in Boston following the clergy sexual abuse scandals and now includes members across the country.</p>
  • Same church, different pew Newark Archdiocese finds ways to avoid closing small parishes

    03/11/2007 7:29:56 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies · 184+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 03.06.07 | JEFF DIAMANT
    Gloria Latherow strolled the aisle of St. Mark Church in Rahway, nudging wooden kneelers into place with her right foot, while expressing hope for the future of the parish, her spiritual home since Harry Truman was president. "I don't think they'll close us," Latherow, 78, said just before Sunday's 10 a.m. Mass. "They just took up a collection for $30,000 for the parking lot. Why would they take up that money if they're going to close it?" Three years ago, it seemed a certainty that St. Mark, a church founded in 1871 for German-speaking Catholics, would be closed. The Newark...
  • Archdiocese of Newark clarifies status of North Caldwell 'church'

    10/05/2006 7:44:07 PM PDT · by Coleus · 41 replies · 1,201+ views
    NORTH CALDWELL-A new church at 103 Gould Ave., calling itself "St. Anthony of Padua Church," is not recog­nized by the Archdiocese of Newark, archdiocesan officials announced Sept. 6. Citing the sign at the front of the church that reads "St. Anthony of Padua Church, Roman Catholic Traditional Latin Mass," Rev. Msgr. Robert E. Emery, J.C.L., vicar general and moderator of the Curia, stressed the church "is not connected or affiliated with Saint Anthony of Padua Chapel in West Orange." The West Orange chapel, earlier this month, celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation in the archdiocese accord­ing to the traditional pre-Vatican II...
  • NJ politicians: Catholic Church is seeking too big a role, Senate leader leaves Church

    05/09/2004 4:02:12 PM PDT · by Coleus · 154 replies · 558+ views
    Philly.com | 05.09.04 | Tom Turcol
    N.J. politicians: Church is seeking too big a roleBy Tom TurcolInquirer Staff WriterRoman Catholic politicians in New Jersey, including one who left the church yesterday, are expressing anger at what they say is an attempt by church leaders to force them to decide between their government oaths and their religion.Elected officials said that escalating demands by the church hierarchy in New Jersey that Gov. McGreevey and others vote in accordance with Catholic doctrine on public issues runs counter to the principle of the separation of church and state.State Senate Majority Leader Bernard Kenny said he told his pastor yesterday...
  • Archbishop is Installed for the Newark Diocese

    10/10/2001 5:16:52 AM PDT · by ELS · 24 replies · 422+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 10, 2001 | Robert Hanley
    NEWARK, Oct. 9 — In a ceremony marked by solemn ritual and somber reflection on terrorism, John Joseph Myers, a native of Illinois farm country and now a 60- year-old theological conservative, was installed today as the fifth archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark. Archbishop Myers, named by the Vatican to the post in July, devoted his first homily here to a recital of the orthodox views that have won him some national attention and prompted a few jitters among moderates in the archdiocese. He mentioned Roman Catholic teaching on marriage, abortion and euthanasia, and made oblique references to science, ...
  • Newark bishop's legacy is mixed

    09/06/2001 8:58:09 PM PDT · by ELS · 38 replies · 1,497+ views
    Bergen Record ^ | 09/02/2001 | Charles Austin
    Bishop John J. Myers -- who is about to become archbishop of Newark -- leaves behind a deeply divided diocese in Peoria, Ill., largely because of his strong conservative views and management style. Many praise his leadership and say he champions authentic Catholic doctrine at a time when many feel Catholics are drifting from strict observance. But his critics describe a domineering bishop who places undue emphasis on the letter of the law at the expense of compassion. In recent weeks, controversies over Myers' 10 years in Peoria have resurfaced in light of his appointment to the much larger archdiocese ...
  • Newark archbishop among supporters of experimental stem-cell technique

    07/02/2005 4:09:40 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies · 2,207+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 06.22.05 | Agostino Bono
    Archbishop among supporters of experimental stem-cell technique By Agostino BonoCatholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Archbishop John J. Myers of Newark, N.J., and several Catholic bioethicists were among 35 experts in medicine and ethics who recently announced their support for research into an experimental laboratory technique that could produce embryolike stem cells without creating or destroying human embryos. Supporters of this research said the laboratory technique, if successful, would avoid moral objections by people opposed to extracting pluripotent stem cells from human embryos because the process destroys the embryos. Pluripotent stem cells can develop into any cell in the human...
  • Jersey archbishop in line to fill vacancy in Detroit

    08/28/2006 2:15:41 PM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies · 712+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 08.28.06 | JEFF DIAMANT
    Once Pope Benedict returns to Vatican City from a trip to his native Germany next month, he faces important decisions that will affect millions of Catholics: how to fill archbishop vacancies in Detroit and Baltimore, where archbishops traditionally become cardinals. New Jersey's Catholics have good reason to follow his decisions: Newark Archbishop John J. Myers, the highest-ranked Catholic clergyman in the state since 2001, is rumored to be the favorite for Detroit's opening. The Vatican tries to keep its appointments under wraps, though expected vacancies always fuel speculation among priests and within the Catholic community. Adding to the uncertainty is...
  • Outing Cardinal Egan (priest now outing the bishops)

    02/07/2006 1:13:07 PM PST · by NYer · 194 replies · 2,876+ views
    Village Voice ^ | February 7, 2006 | Kristen Lombardi
    Who knows whether Cardinal Edward Egan is sleeping soundly these days. But as head of the New York archdiocese—as the top Roman Catholic prelate in the state—he'd have every reason to be restless after the recent advent of a little-noticed lawsuit. The suit, now pending in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, was filed on December 13 by Bob Hoatson—a 53-year-old New Jersey priest considered a stalwart ally among survivors of sexual abuse by clergy. Hoatson, the now-suspended chaplain for Catholic Charities in Newark, is suing Egan and nine other Catholic officials and institutions, claiming a pattern of "retaliation and harassment"...
  • How Corzine's giving keeps on giving back to him,

    02/19/2005 9:40:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 18 replies · 1,027+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 02.14.05 | DEBORAH HOWLETT
    On an oddly shaped lot at the intersection of Westminster Place and Passaic Street in Garfield, the steel frame of the Rev. Calvin McKinney's new church rises to meet the clear, February sky. McKinney has dreamed of building this church for 33 years, since he took over as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, where the modest stucco building belies McKinney's status as one of the most influential blackministers in New Jersey. It was a dream deferred, until Democratic Sen. Jon Corzine gave McKinney $1.8 million from his charitable foundation. The foundation, with Corzine as its only trustee, has showered charities...
  • NJ Catholic Priest will Bike to Raise Money for the NY Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Community Center

    09/05/2004 9:27:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 30 replies · 1,271+ views
    09.06.04
    A Bergen County, NJ, priest will be delivering a sermon on compassion three days in a row next week, but he won't be speaking from a pulpit. Believing actions often speak louder than words, the Rev. Peter Wehrle will be cycling from Perryville, Md., to New York City from Friday, Sept. 10, through Sunday, Sept. 12, to raise funds for people suffering from HIV/AIDS.Also taking part in the 265-mile fundraiser, Braking the Cycle will be a Montclair cyclist who manages a brewery in New York and a former Cliftonite who serves as a corporate tax accountant.Proceeds of the event will...
  • Now Catholic Charities must help itself

    08/23/2005 9:56:23 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies · 358+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 08.14.05 | JEFF DIAMANT
    From 1999 to 2003, government money flowed to Mount Carmel Guild Hospital like never before, a total of $40 million extra the Newark hospital used to help poor people with mental-health issues.But officials in the state Attorney General's Office say Mount Carmel's windfall was crooked, the result of a fraudulent Medicaid reimbursement scheme that boosted the finances of the hospital, which is affiliated with Catholic Charities, the social services arm of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.Not only did the agency's former chief financial officer plead guilty last month to fraud, but Catholic Charities now needs to repay the government...
  • Another Diocesan Priest Rejects Novus Ordo

    01/25/2005 2:58:28 PM PST · by csbyrnes84 · 453 replies · 6,127+ views
    The Remnant ^ | 1/31/05 | Thomas A. Droleskey, Ph.D.
    Father Paul Sretenovic, a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, who was ordained to the priesthood in 2002, has abandoned the Novus Ordo in order to embrace Catholic Tradition without compromise. Father Sretenovic (pronounced Stre-ten-o-vich) informed his ordinary, the Most Reverend John Myers, the Archbishop of Newark, of his decision in a letter mailed to his Excellency’s home address on the Feast of the Holy Innocents, Wednesday, December 28, 2004: “Your Excellency: I am writing to inform you of my decision to leave the Archdiocese of Newark. It is a decision that is eighteen months in the making,...
  • A Voter's Guide: Pro-choice candidates and church teaching

    09/17/2004 9:47:44 AM PDT · by ELS · 32 replies · 1,326+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, September 17, 2004 12:01 a.m. EDT | Archbishop John J. Myers
    HOUSES OF WORSHIP A Voter's GuidePro-choice candidates and church teaching.BY ARCHBISHOP JOHN J. MYERSFriday, September 17, 2004 12:01 a.m. EDT Amid today's political jostling, Catholic citizens are wondering whether they can, in conscience, vote for candidates who support the legalized killing of human beings in the embryonic and fetal stages of development by abortion or in biomedical research. Responding to requests to clarify the obligations of Catholics on this matter, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome, under its prefect, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, released a statement called "On Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion." Although it dealt primarily...
  • DUMBOCRAT CORRUPTION ALERT Jim McGreevey and His Main Man (sex, lies and videotape)

    09/14/2004 9:39:57 AM PDT · by Liz · 32 replies · 1,044+ views
    NEW YORK MAGAZINE ^ | 9/14/04 | Craig Horowitz
    Golan Cipel was only a plaything. It was developer Charles Kushner who speeded his passage through the swamps of New Jersey patronage politics—till Kushner was brought down in his own spectacular sex scandal. Less than 24 hours after New Jersey developer Charles Kushner pleaded guilty to retaliating against a federal witness and filing both false tax returns and false campaign-finance reports, the would-be political kingmaker was in his office on Columbia Turnpike in Florham Park. Shamed, humiliated, and facing at least a year and a half in jail, he was discussing his predicament with defense attorney Ben Brafman, marveling at...
  • Newark, NJ, Archbishop John Myers partners with donor to Pro-abortion politicians for fundraiser

    07/19/2004 6:29:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 20 replies · 831+ views
    June 16, 2004Gala celebrates the helping hand of Catholic Community Services With the New York skyline as a background, guests of honor with Archbishop Myers at the 30th annual Catholic Community Services gala included, left to right, Charles Kushner, chairman of Kushner Companies and co-chair of the dinner; Veronica Smith, recipient of the Spirit of the Heart award; Montel Houghton, recipient of the Spirit of the Heart award; Anne Evans Estabrook, named Humanitarian of the Year; Henry J. Amoroso, chairman of the Catholic Community Services Board of Trustees, and Phillip Frese, executive director of CCS. The gala took place in...
  • Newark [NJ] bishop off abuse panel

    09/19/2002 7:28:23 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 55 replies · 1,675+ views
    Jersey Journal ^ | 9/19/02 | AP
    Newark bishop off abuse panel Myers left a 'mess' in Peoria, insider says Thursday, September 19, 2002By The Associated Press  CHICAGO - The archbishop of Newark is leaving a panel formed to implement the church's new sex abuse rules, a newspaper reported yesterday.Newark Archbishop John J. Myers, formerly bishop of Peoria, is the latest member to leave the Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Assault, which drafted a policy to punish and expel abusers, the Chicago Tribune reported. It was previously announced that Auxiliary Bishop A. James Quinn of Cleveland and Bishop John McCormack of Manchester, N.H., would leave the...
  • Archbishop joins 1,000 Catholics in procession of faith and Funeral for Unborn Fetuses

    03/30/2002 8:26:37 PM PST · by Coleus · 47 replies · 3,109+ views
    Archbishop joins 1,000 Catholics in procession of faith Saturday, March 30, 2002 By DOUGLASS CROUSE Staff Writer ENGLEWOOD, NJ By half past noon Friday, the faithful streamed along the sidewalks on either side of West Palisade Avenue, a flock of nearly 1,000 Catholics who had come to recommit themselves to a faith and a mission on behalf of the unborn. Archbishop John J. Myers marched near the head of the Good Friday procession through Englewood's downtown, a five-year tradition of hymns and prayers that links Jesus Christ's crucifixion with the mainline Catholic Church's campaign against abortion. The event typically attracts...
  • In New Jersey, an Archbishop Conservative and Controversial, Newark Archbishop Myers

    05/30/2004 6:44:42 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies · 266+ views
    The NY Times ^ | 05.30.04
    In New Jersey, an Archbishop Conservative and ControversialBy DAVID KOCIENIEWSKIPublished: May 30, 2004 EWARK, N.J., May 27 - As a young priest who studied in Rome while the Second Vatican Council was redefining Catholicism, John J. Myers began his clerical career in the late 1960's as part of a progressive wave of clergymen determined to modernize the church's rigid doctrines. Yet today, Archbishop Myers is one of a handful of outspoken bishops whose conservatism has become controversial, even in a church which has for a generation been moving toward a stricter adherence to doctrine under the prodding and direction...
  • Newark, NJ, Archbishop Myers Denies Rebuking McGreevey

    05/25/2004 9:34:52 PM PDT · by Coleus · 25 replies · 1,001+ views
    NY Times ^ | 05.22.04
    Archbishop Denies Rebuking McGreeveyBy DAVID KOCIENIEWSKIPublished: May 22, 2004EWARK, May 21 - Archbishop John J. Myers of Newark said on Friday that he was "deeply disappointed" that his recent criticism of Roman Catholic elected officials who supported abortion rights had been interpreted by some New Jerseyans as a political slap at Gov. James E. McGreevey.In an interview, Archbishop Myers said Mr. McGreevey was not the target of statements he had made in a pastoral letter saying that Catholic officeholders who did not share the Vatican's opposition to abortion should not seek communion. He said he had apologized to the governor...
  • Archbishop Myers Receives Pallium

    07/20/2002 8:16:25 PM PDT · by ELS · 4 replies · 212+ views
    The Catholic Advocate ^ | July 17, 2002 | CNS Reports
    New Archbishops gather around the altar after receiving the pallium, a circular band of white wool worn around the neck to symbolize unity with the papacy, during the solemn mass marking the feast of Saints Peter and Paul on June 29, 2002 in St. Peter's Square. The Pope conferred the pallium to 28 archbishops from around the world on Saturday. REUTERS/Paolo Cocco New Archibishop of New Orleans holds Pope John Paul's hand after receiving the pallium, a circular band of white wool worn around the neck to symbolise unity with the papacy, during the solemn mass marking the feast...
  • Archbishop [Myers] seen a voice of clarity and controversy

    06/16/2003 9:37:34 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 113 replies · 513+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 6/15/03 | JUDY PEET
    <p>He took over as head of the nation's seventh-largest Roman Catholic archdiocese while his new territory was still under the pall of the fires smoldering across the Hudson River. He found a flock dazed with grief, searching for answers.</p> <p>Barely had the shock of the worst terrorist attack in the nation's history begun to fade, when the American Catholic Church's worst scandal surfaced: priests accused of sexual abuse.</p>
  • Join Newark NJ Archbishop John J.Myers at the Englewood Abortion Mill,Stations of the Cross for Life

    04/06/2004 6:16:28 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies · 771+ views
    Please Join Newark, NJ, Archbishop John J. Myersfor theStations of the Cross For Life March Good Friday April 9, 2004 10:45 am at the Metropolitan Medical AssociatesEnglewood, NJ#1 Partial-Birth Abortion Provider in NJAssemble at the Parking Lot at Demarest and Dean StreetsDo NOT bring signs or PicturesThe Stations will wind around the center of Englewood and end in front of the Englewood Abortion Mill.  Five decades of the Rosary will be recited across from this clinic again led by the Archbishop.The Nuns from the Rose Garden Home were inspired to do their sidewalk counseling ministry at the Englewood Abortion Mill after the 2002...
  • Archbishop Myers Issues Pastoral on Pro-abortion Lawmakers

    05/08/2004 6:36:12 AM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 175+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 5/08/04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    NewsMax.com's Fr. Michael Reilly details the latest twist in the debate between Catholic Church leaders and pro-abortion politicians Archbishop John J. Myers of Newark is the latest Church leader to address the growing controversy about Catholic lawmakers who favor and promote abortion. In a carefully worded pastoral letter dated May 5, 2004, the Archbishop outlined the Church's position: "Catholics who publicly dissent from the Church’s teaching on the right to life of all unborn children should recognize that they have freely chosen by their own actions to separate themselves from what the Church believes and teaches. They have also...
  • Newark, NJ, Archbishop Myers:Death penalty can be 'tolerated'

    05/11/2004 9:14:06 PM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies · 300+ views
    05.11.04
    Death penalty can be 'tolerated' Tuesday, May 11, 2004 Newark Archbishop John J. Myers said Monday that politicians who support the death penalty wouldn't face the same level of condemnation from the Catholic Church as those who support abortion rights."There are instances, such as a time of war or civil unrest, or when the government cannot protect the citizens in any other way, that the death penalty could be tolerated," Myers told Fox News. "So it is a moral issue of a different order."In drawing the distinction, Myers said abortion is "always wrong."The interview at Fox News studios in New...
  • Archbishop Myers Issues Pastoral on Pro-Abortion Lawmakers

    05/05/2004 6:45:56 AM PDT · by Hugenot · 14 replies · 642+ views
    SeaMax News ^ | 5/5/2004 | Fr. Michael Reilly
    Archbishop John J. Myers of Newark is the latest Church leader to address the growing controversy about Catholic lawmakers who favor and promote abortion. In a carefully worded pastoral letter dated May 5, 2004, the Archbishop outlined the Church's position: “Catholics who publicly dissent from the Church’s teaching on the right to life of all unborn children should recognize that they have freely chosen by their own actions to separate themselves from what the Church believes and teaches. They have also separated themselves in a significant way from the Catholic community. “The Church cannot force such people to change their...
  • Seton Hall regrets conferring award to [pro-abort] judge

    04/21/2004 9:51:57 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 14 replies · 286+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 4/21/04 | JEFF DIAMANT
    Seton Hall regrets conferring award to judge Myers says university honors to abortion-rights backers won't happen again Wednesday, April 21, 2004 By JEFF DIAMANT Star-Ledger Staff [South Orange] -- Under heavy criticism from anti-abortion advocates, Seton Hall University acknowledged yesterday that as a Catholic institution it should not have conducted an awards ceremony last week involving two judges whose decisions have supported abortion rights. On Friday, U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Maryanne Trump Barry received the Sandra Day O'Connor Medal of Honor, an award sponsored by three student groups at Seton Hall University School of Law. O'Connor, the...
  • Archdiocese of Newark Bans Eulogies at Mass

    01/22/2003 9:39:23 AM PST · by heyheyhey · 60 replies · 206+ views
    Newsday ^ | January 22, 2003
    Newark Archdiocese Bans Eulogies at MassBy Associated Press January 22, 2003, 10:43 AM EST NEWARK, N.J. -- Roman Catholic Archbishop John J. Myers has barred friends and relatives from delivering funeral eulogies, saying the tributes "are getting out of hand" and can distract from the purpose of the funeral Mass. In a directive sent to Newark Archdiocese priests last week, Myers said clerics could still talk about the deceased during the funeral Mass homily. But any tributes from families and friends should be read before or after the Mass, preferably in a side chapel or at graveside, and should be...