- Oct 26, 2020
Father Andrew De Silva, a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, serves God and country, and he says one ministry influences the other.
Archbishop John J. Myers was recalled as a man of faith and prayer, a scholar, a teacher and as “a really good bishop” during the funeral Mass for him at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria Sept. 30.
As Archbishop John J. Myers was installed as to lead the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, in 2001, he inherited a faith community that was reeling from the 9/11 terrorist attacks on neighboring New York City.
A Catholic priest serving the Newark area was arrested and is facing two charges related to sexually harassing an adult, police said.
The demand for food and clothes has surged at the Mercy House in the Clinton Hill section of Newark where the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the area’s poor is ever-present.
As the new academic year arrives, school systems across the United States are struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Catholic educators have an extra challenge — trying to forestall a relentless wave of closures of their schools that has no end in sight.