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Press Releases/Statements

September 21, 2016

The Most Reverend Peter Leo Gerety, Archbishop Emeritus of Newark, entered eternal life on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. He was 104, and at the time of his passing, was the oldest Catholic bishop in the world.

September 16, 2016

Both The Record and The Star-Ledger ran a deceptive ad from an abortion advocacy group calling itself "Catholics for Choice" as part of that organization's campaign calling for taxpayer funding for abortions. In response to this organization's attempt to distort Catholic teaching and mislead people, the Bishops of New Jersey have prepared a response that clearly states what the Church teaches about abortion.
September 9, 2016

 Archbishop Myers has authorized a special voluntary collection to be taken up in all parishes of the Archdiocese during the weekend of September 17-18 to aid the humanitarian and institutional needs of the people in Louisiana.

August 31, 2016

In response to media inquiries seeking comment on the above litigation, we share with you the text of a pastoral statement that The Most Reverend John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark, has prepared for all parish and school communities within the Archdiocese of Newark. No further statement will be issued at this time.

August 9, 2016

An anonymous family has stepped forward to give the school an additional half million dollars to support strategic planning, accelerate fundraising, and propel marketing at the school.

July 22, 2016

Archbishop Myers today announced that Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington, which had been slated to close at the end of June because of declining enrollment and sagging finances in recent years, will now open for the 2016-2017 academic year.

July 14, 2016

In response to the recent news, Catholic bishops throughout the country have issued statements condemning the latest gun violence plaguing our nation and calling for its end, as well as the elimination of racial intolerance and bigotry, while expressing gratitude for the bravery and support of law enforcement.

July 11, 2016

Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark, in partnership with the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Archdiocese of Newark, will host its annual teen birdhouse building program.

July 7, 2016

Today the Archdiocese of Newark released To Whom Shall We Go?, a new pastoral by Archbishop John J. Myers reflecting on the spiritual nature of the human person and the role of God’s grace in guiding us to live in today’s world according to His plan.

July 1, 2016

As a result of efforts achieved to date by parents, students, faculty, and friends of Queen of Peace High School to raise $1 million to enable this parish-based high school to remain open for the 2016-17 year and to craft a plan for its long-term viability, Newark Archbishop John J. Myers today agreed to a new deadline of July 15 to help the school meet and beat the targets.


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