October 19, 2005

Myers to aid priest conversions

The Star-Ledger

Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Star-Ledger Staff
An important Vatican body has appointed Newark Archbishop John J. Myers to oversee the process by which dozens of married Episcopal priests in the United States have become ordained in the Roman Catholic Church.

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith named Myers the "ecclesiastical delegate" to work with American bishops who have Anglican priests in their dioceses who want to become Catholic clergy, the Newark archdiocese announced yesterday.

Myers, the archbishop of Newark since 2001, said he expects to work two or three days a month at the job and has opened an office for it at the archdiocese center in Newark. ...

Myers' position previously was held by Cardinal Bernard Law, who resigned almost three years ago as Boston archbishop after an uproar related to his handling of clergy sex abuse. Law kept the ecclesiastical delegate job until Myers was appointed.

Posted by kshaw at October 19, 2005 07:28 AM