Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark

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Archdiocese of Newark
Archidioecesis Novarcensis
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.svg
Location
Country United States
Territory Counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union, New Jersey
Ecclesiastical province Metropolitan Province of Newark
Population
- Catholics

1,319,558 (56.7%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established December 10, 1937
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
also St. Patrick's Pro-Cathedral
Patron saint St. Patrick
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop John Joseph Myers
Coadjutor Bernard Hebda
Auxiliary Bishops Gaetano Aldo Donato
John Walter Flesey
Manuel Aurelio Cruz
Vicar General Rev. Msgr. Thomas P. Nydegger & Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Andreano, KCHS[1]
Emeritus Bishops Peter Leo Gerety
David Arias Pérez, O.A.R.
Dominic Anthony Marconi
Charles James McDonnell
Map
Archdiocese of Newark map 1.png
Website
rcan.org
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart; Newark, New Jersey

The Archdiocese of Newark is an archdiocese of the Catholic Church in northeastern New Jersey, United States. Its ecclesiastic territory includes all of the Catholic parishes and schools in the New Jersey counties of Bergen, Union, Hudson and Essex (where the city of Newark is located).[2]

History[edit]

Originally established as the Diocese of Newark in 1853 by Pope Pius IX, it was elevated to Archdiocese in 1937 by Pope Pius XI.

Newark's Saint Mary's Abbey was instrumental in the 1889 founding of Saint Anselm College, a Catholic, Benedictine college in Goffstown, New Hampshire.[3]

The Archbishop of Newark presides from the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark.

The Archdiocese is currently led by Archbishop John J. Myers. Myers is metropolitan for all of the New Jersey dioceses: the Diocese of Camden, the Diocese of Metuchen, the Diocese of Paterson and the Diocese of Trenton.

On Tuesday, September 24, 2013, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Bernard Hebda, until then the fourth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gaylord, in Gaylord, Michigan, as Coadjutor Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, meaning that when Archbishop Myers, 72, retires, resigns, or dies, Archbishop Hebda would immediately succeed him as Archbishop of Newark. Archbishop Myers is nearing retirement age, and has been heavily criticized because of some cases of sexual abuse that occurred while he was in Peoria and then in Newark, though it was not clear whether that was behind the decision.[4][5]

In February 2014, the New York Times reported Archbishop Myers planned to retire to a 7,500-foot "palace" expanded at his direction in Pittstown, New Jersey. [6]

Bishops & Archbishops of Newark (terms of service)[edit]

  1. † Bishop James Roosevelt Bayley (1853–1872) (installed Archbishop of Baltimore)
  2. † Bishop Michael Augustine Corrigan (1873–1880) (coadjutor Archbishop of New York)
  3. † Bishop Winand Wigger (1881–1901)
  4. † Bishop John Joseph O'Connor (1901–1927)
  5. † Archbishop Thomas J. Walsh (1928–1952) (Newark raised to archdiocese in 1937)
  6. † Archbishop Thomas Aloysius Boland (1953–1974)
  7. Archbishop Peter Leo Gerety (1974–1986)
  8. Archbishop Theodore Edgar McCarrick (1986–2000) (installed Archbishop of Washington)
  9. Archbishop John J. Myers (2001–present)
  10. Archbishop Bernard Hebda (2013-present) (Coadjutor cum jure successionis)

† = deceased

Auxiliary bishops[edit]

Active[edit]

As of September 24, 2014, there are three auxiliary bishops:

  • Manuel Aurelio Cruz, D.D. – Appointed auxiliary bishop on June 9, 2008; ordained a bishop on September 8, 2008.
  • Gaetano Aldo Donato, D.D. – Appointed auxiliary bishop on May 21, 2004; ordained a bishop on August 4, 2004.
  • John Walter Flesey, D.D. – Appointed auxiliary bishop on May 21, 2004; ordained a bishop on August 4, 2004.

Retired (auxiliary bishop emeritus)[edit]

  • David Arias Pérez, O.A.R., D.D. – Appointed auxiliary bishop on January 25, 1983; ordained a bishop on April 7, 1983; retired on May 21, 2004.[7]
  • Dominic Anthony Marconi, D.D. – Appointed auxiliary bishop on May 3, 1976; ordained a bishop on June 25, 1976; retired on July 1, 2002.
  • Charles James McDonnell, D.D. – Appointed auxiliary bishop on March 15, 1994; ordained a bishop on May 12, 1994; retired on May 21, 2004.

Former[edit]

  • Thomas Aloysius Boland (1940–1947) – Appointed auxiliary bishop on May 21, 1940; ordained a bishop on July 25, 1940; appointed bishop of Paterson in 1947; appointed archbishop of Newark in 1947.
  • Paul Gregory Bootkoski (1997–2002) – Appointed auxiliary bishop on July 8, 1997; ordained a bishop on September 5, 1997; appointed bishop of Metuchen in 2002.
  • Joseph Arthur Costello (1996–1999) – Appointed auxiliary bishop on November 17, 1962; ordained a bishop on January 24, 1963; died on September 22, 1978.
  • Edgar Moreira da Cunha, D.D. – Appointed auxiliary bishop on June 27, 2003; ordained a bishop on September 3, 2003; appointed bishop of Fall River on July 3, 2014.
  • Nicholas Anthony DiMarzio (1996–1999) – Appointed auxiliary bishop on September 10, 1996; ordained a bishop on October 31, 1996; appointed bishop of Camden on June 8, 1999; appointed bishop of Brooklyn on August 1, 2003.
  • John Joseph Dougherty (1963–1982) – Appointed auxiliary bishop on November 17, 1962; ordained a bishop on January 24, 1963; retired as auxiliary bishop September 18, 1982; died on March 20, 1986.
  • Joseph Abel Francis, S.V.D. (1976–1995) – Appointed auxiliary bishop on May 3, 1976; ordained a bishop on June 25, 1976; retired as auxiliary bishop June 30, 1995; died on September 1, 1997.
  • Robert Francis Garner (1976–1995) – Appointed auxiliary bishop on May 3, 1976; ordained a bishop on June 25, 1976; retired as auxiliary bishop June 11, 1995; died on December 25, 2000.
  • Justin J. McCarthy (1954–1957) – Appointed auxiliary bishop on March 27, 1954; ordained a bishop on June 11, 1954; appointed bishop of Camden on January 27, 1957; died on December 26, 1959
  • James T. McHugh (1987–1989) – Appointed auxiliary bishop on November 20, 1987; ordained a bishop on January 25, 1988; appointed bishop of Camden in 1989; appointed coadjutor bishop of Rockville Centre on December 7, 1998, effective February 22, 1999; became bishop by right of succession on January 4, 2000; died on December 10, 2000.
  • Jerome Arthur Pechillo, T.O.R. (1976–1991) - Previously Prelate of Coronel Oviedo, Paraguay; appointed auxiliary bishop on March 6, 1976; died on January 1, 1991.
  • Michael Saltarelli (1990–1995) – Appointed auxiliary bishop on June 2, 1990; ordained a bishop on July 30; appointed bishop of Wilmington on November 21, 1995; died on October 8, 2009.
  • Arthur Serratelli (2000–2004) – Appointed auxiliary bishop on July 3, 2000; ordained a bishop on September 8, 2000; appointed bishop of Paterson on June 1, 2004.
  • John Mortimer Smith (1988–1991) – Appointed auxiliary bishop on December 1, 1987; ordained a bishop on January 25, 1988; appointed bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee on June 25, 1991; appointed coadjutor bishop of Trenton on November 25, 1995; became bishop by right of succession on July 1, 1997; retired as Bishop of Trenton on December 1, 2010.[8]
  • Martin Walter Stanton (1957–1972) Appointed auxiliary bishop on June 27, 1957; ordained a bishop on September 24, 1957; retired as auxiliary bishop April 17, 1972; died on October 1, 1977.


† = deceased

Schools in the Archdiocese of Newark[edit]

Higher education[edit]

Secondary schools[edit]

Bergen County
Essex County
Hudson County
* Alternative school financially independent of Archdiocese.
Union County

Elementary Schools[edit]

Bergen County
Essex County
Hudson County
Union County

Cemeteries[edit]

Parishes of the Archdiocese of Newark[edit]

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Bayonne
See: List of parishes at the Archdiocese of Newark website

Province of Newark[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nydegger, Andreano Named Vicars General of Archdiocese". Archdiocese of Newark Press Office. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Newark Archdiocese is diverse and densely populated, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. Accessed July 24, 2007. " Archbishop John J. Myers is moving from the plains of Illinois to the geographically smallest diocese in the United States; but its 513 square miles (1,330 km2) encompass about 1.3 million Catholics. It is one of the busiest, largest and most diverse dioceses in the nation. The Archdiocese of Newark encompasses the northeastern New Jersey counties of Bergen, Essex, Union, and Hudson and the population totals 2.8 million people."
  3. ^ "About Us: College History". St. Anselm College. Archived from the original on June 17, 2008. Retrieved January 5, 2010. 
  4. ^ http://attualita.vatican.va/sala-stampa/bollettino/2013/09/24/news/31740.html
  5. ^ http://usccb.org/news/2013/13-172e.cfm
  6. ^ A Church So Poor It Has to Close Schools, Yet So Rich It Can Build a Palace, by MIchael Powell, 19 February 2014, New York Times
  7. ^ http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/barias.html
  8. ^ http://www.dioceseoftrenton.org/page.aspx?pid=357

External links[edit]

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