Some Key Facts Everyone Should Know About the Archbishop’s Residence in Newark – UPDATED

An American “Bling Bishop”?.Wait: Maybe There's Another Explanation. In anticipation of the retirement of Newark's Archbishop John J. Myers, the Archdiocese of Newark is remodeling a Hunterdon County house which is currently his weekend residence, and which will become his full-time home in retirement. Archbishop Myers is 73 ½ years old and already has in place a coadjutor bishop, Bishop Bernard Hebda; so it's likely that his resignation will be accepted upon his 75th birthday in 2015 … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Nienstedt Did Nothing Wrong; So Where Is the Media Now? Where Are YOU?

Warning:  This. Makes. Me. Cranky.Look, I’m as concerned as the next person about the safety of children.  I believe sexual perpetrators should be prosecuted and imprisoned.  I think that Church leadership should take strong measures to ensure that priests who betray their sacred trust are removed from ministry.The media can play an important role in safeguarding the public trust, when Church and community leaders fail to do their job.What has happened in the Twin Cities, though, goes … [Read more...]

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Now You, Too, Can “Follow” Pope Benedict, Get News As It Happens

When you wake up tomorrow morning, the Catholic Church will have taken another bold step into the era of new media.That’s because Pope Benedict XVI’s new Twitter account will be activated—so you’ll be able to “follow” the Pope and receive brief, up-to-the-minute news from the Vatican in real time.At a press conference scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Rome time (that’s 5:30 a.m. Eastern Time here in the U.S.), the Pope’s Twitter account will be officially launched at a press conference in the Holy … [Read more...]

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