Newark archdiocese removes reference to archbishop in title of annual fundraising appeal
February 20, 2015
The Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, has removed a reference to Archbishop John Myers from an annual fundraising appeal, perhaps responding to criticism that the archbishop received over reports that he was building an expensive retirement home.
The renamed “Sharing God’s Blessings Appeal” will be an attempt to revive public support for the archdiocese. Last year’s appeal brought in $7.4 million—a $200,000 decline from the previous year despite a stronger economy.
A spokesman for the Newark archdiocese denied that the new name for the appeal campaign was related to criticism of Archbishop Myers.
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