Tag Archives: Archbishop Myers

A Thankless Job

The NYT hammers on Archbishop Myers. Thumbs up to a palace; thumbs down to a school: is that a fair assessment of the archdiocese’s position? Jim Goodness, the spokesman for the archdiocese, has the thankless job of explaining this. “The … Continue reading

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Another One Under The Bus

Archbishop John Myers has ended his public silence on the Michael Fugee affair. He makes reference to another job lost, this time in his chancery: So, effective immediately, the vicar general, Monsignor John E. Doran, has resigned his post and … Continue reading

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Fugee Goes To Jail

I see Michael Fugee, the priest who was once barred from contact with minors, then “supervised” in doing so, then barred again, has landed in jail for violating the agreement that appears to have been binding and unconditional after all. … Continue reading

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Nobody In Newark Talking

More heat in New Jersey. And a question: is Archbishop Myers a liar? Mark Silk raises this question at RNS. This is bad, bad, bad, and getting worse for the Newark archbishop. From the archdiocesan web page: Following the Memorandum … Continue reading

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What A Difference A Week Makes

What is the truth? Regarding the legal and professional agreement of the service of Michael Fugee, the official position of the Archdiocese of Newark, as of 28 April 2013: (Archdiocesan spokesperson Jim) Goodness denied the agreement had been breached, saying the … Continue reading

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The Fugee fallout in the Trenton diocese hits a parish. And I offer these illustrative points of comparison: Two lay people who were friends of Michael Fugee and who engaged his participation on a youth retreat: fired. Pastor who employed … Continue reading

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More Myers and Fugee

Interesting developments in New Jersey. RNS recounts it as Fugee out, Myers still in. The full piece is in NJ.com: The Rev. Michael Fugee, who attended youth retreats and heard confessions from minors in defiance of a lifetime ban on such … Continue reading

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More Heat for +Myers

It’s coming at the archbishop on many fronts. North New Jersey parents are ticked off. A wayward priest, forgiven by his archbishop, was with their kids. This is predictable, and justifiable anger. It’s complete craziness that the church can let … Continue reading

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Is Newark the Next Kansas City?

Rock has this piece on his Twitter feed today. It doesn’t look good for Archbishop Myers in New Jersey. A priest of his archdiocese entered into a binding legal agreement to avoid a retrial for criminal sexual contact. (He) would … Continue reading

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