Big flap about the size and cost of the Archbishop’s retirement residence in Newark, NJ

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On February 17, the New Jersey Star-Ledger published a front page story criticizing Archbishop Myers because of expensive renovations to the home.

On February 20, the New York Times carried an emotional op-ed by Michael Powell titled “A Church So Poor It Has to Close Schools, Yet So Rich It Can Build a Palace.”

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Editor’s note: Be sure to scroll down to see the reader comments section about the referenced article. Also note the links to the Archdiocese’s explanations, contained in the article.

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4 Comments

  1. Thanks, but I’ll pass. I’ll not give the subject matter or its exposition any opportunity to disturb my peace. It appears to be nothing new.

  2. In the climate today, Not A Good Idea!

  3. DECREE ON THE MINISTRY AND LIFE OF PRIESTS
    PRESBYTERORUM ORDINIS
    PROMULGATED BY HIS HOLINESS,
    POPE PAUL VI
    ON DECEMBER 7, 1965
    ” Led by the Spirit of the Lord, who anointed the Savior and sent him to evangelize the poor,(53) priests, therefore, and also bishops, should avoid everything which in any way could turn the poor away. Before the other followers of Christ, let priests set aside every appearance of vanity in their possessions. Let them arrange their homes so that they might not appear unapproachable to anyone, lest anyone, even the most humble, fear to visit them.”

    • Thank you! I inserted your information into the comment section of the main article over at Patheos.

      Doug


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