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Newark archdiocese planning $100-million capital campaign

Catholic World News - March 03, 2014

The Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, is planning a capital campaign designed to raise $100 million over the next several years.

Archbishop John Myers has told the faithful of the archdiocese that half of the funds raised during the capital campaign will be assigned to parishes. That decision reflects the results of “candid feedback” to the campaign plans, a spokesman said.

Archbishop Myers has been a focus of controversy in Newark, and the archdiocese has encountered opposition to the closing of parishes and schools. Last year the Vatican appointed a Coadjutor Archbishop, Bernard Hebda, who will succeed Archbishop Myers upon his retirement.

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  • Posted by: pja - Mar. 04, 2014 10:51 AM ET USA

    Not to mention the $500k "renovation" to his residence, including an indoor "therapy pool" which looks a lot like a hot tub.

  • Posted by: unum - Mar. 04, 2014 8:24 AM ET USA

    Why are our bishops focused on money instead of souls? Our diocese has a full time office to run the bishop's annual diocesan financial campaign, and pastors must deliver its message. However, their doesn't seem to be a diocesan office for teaching the basics of the faith, like the sanctity of traditional marriage, and pastors never seem to have the time to preach as Jesus did!

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Mar. 03, 2014 7:53 PM ET USA

    I can't believe these parishioners would give a penny to this archbishop who feathers his own nest with their hard-earned money and had protected the pedophile priest Fugee. Withholding money is the only way the laity has to squelch clerical greed.

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