Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark
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).
Archdiocese of Newark
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
|Territory||Counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union, New Jersey|
|Area||1,328 km2 (513 sq mi)|
|(as of 2016)|
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Established||July 29, 1853(became archdiocese, December 10, 1937)|
|Cathedral||Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart|
|Patron saint||St. Patrick|
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Joseph W. Tobin, CSsR|
The Archbishop of Newark presides from the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. He is metropolitan for all the New Jersey dioceses, with the suffragan sees being the Diocese of Camden, the Diocese of Metuchen, the Diocese of Paterson and the Diocese of Trenton.
On September 24, 2013, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Bernard Hebda, Bishop of Gaylord, Michigan, as Coadjutor Archbishop of Newark, positioning him to succeed Archbishop John J. Myers when the latter retired, resigned, or died. However, after Pope Francis appointed Hebda Apostolic Administrator of Saint Paul and Minneapolis in June 2015, concurrent with Coadjutor Archbishop of Newark, he then named Hebda Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis on March 24, 2016, ending any possibility that Hebda would succeed Myers.
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Myers on November 7, 2016 and named Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, then Archbishop of Indianapolis, to be the Archbishop of Newark. Newark, like Indianapolis, had never before been headed by a cardinal. His installation took place on January 6, 2017.
On 7 May 2020, the Archdiocese of Newark released a statement revealing that ten of its schools- nine elementary and the Cristo Rey Newark High School-would permanently close at the end of academic year due to heavy financial strains. The statement released by the Archdiocese of Newark also noted that the Archdiocese would have to pay approximately $80 million in order to keep all of its remaining elementary schools open for only five more years.
The lists of the bishops and archbishops and their years of service:
- James Roosevelt Bayley (1853–1872), appointed Archbishop of Baltimore
- Michael Corrigan (1873–1880), appointed Coadjutor Archbishop and later Archbishop of New York
- Winand Wigger (1881–1901)
- John J. O'Connor (1901–1927)
- Thomas J. Walsh (1928–1937); see below
Archbishops of NewarkEdit
- Thomas J. Walsh (1937–1952); see above
- Thomas Aloysius Boland (1953–1974)
- Peter Leo Gerety (1974–1986)
- Theodore Edgar McCarrick (1986–2000), appointed Archbishop of Washington
- John J. Myers (2001–2016)
- Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, C.Ss.R. (2017–present)
- Bernard Hebda (2013–2016), did not succeed to see; appointed Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis (In 2015, he had received the concurrent appointment as Apostolic Administrator of that Minnesota see, despite the distance. Because he became Archbishop there, he ceased as Coadjutor here.)
- Thomas H. McLaughlin (1935-1937), appointed Bishop of Paterson
- William A. Griffin (1938-1940), appointed Bishop of Trenton
- Thomas Aloysius Boland (1940-1947), appointed Bishop of Paterson and later Archbishop of Newark
- Justin J. McCarthy (1954-1957), appointed Bishop of Camden
- Martin Walter Stanton (1957-1972)
- Joseph Arthur Costello (1963-1978)
- John Joseph Dougherty (1963-1982)
- Jerome Arthur Pechillo, TOR (1976-1991)
- Joseph Abel Francis, SVD (1976-1995)
- Robert Francis Garner (1976-1995)
- Dominic Anthony Marconi (1976-2002)
- David Arias Pérez, OAR (1983-2004)
- James T. McHugh (1987-1989), appointed Bishop of Camden and later Coadjutor Bishop and Bishop of Rockville Centre
- John Mortimer Smith (1988-1991), appointed Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee and later Coadjutor Bishop and Bishop of Trenton
- Michael Saltarelli (1990-1995), appointed Bishop of Wilmington
- Charles James McDonnell (1994-2004)
- Nicholas Anthony DiMarzio (1996-1999), appointed Bishop of Camden and later Bishop of Brooklyn
- Paul Gregory Bootkoski (1997-2002), appointed Bishop of Metuchen
- Arthur Serratelli (2000-2004), appointed Bishop of Paterson
- Edgar Moreira da Cunha, SDV (2003-2014), appointed Bishop of Fall River
- Gaetano Aldo Donato (2004-2015)
- John Walter Flesey (2004-2017)
- Manuel Aurelio Cruz (2008–present)
- Elias R. Lorenzo, OSB (2020-present)
- Michael A. Saporito (2020-present)
- Gregory J. Studerus (2020-present)
Other priests of this diocese who became bishopsEdit
- Immaculate Conception (Archdiocesan Major Seminary) at Seton Hall University in South Orange
- Saint Andrew's Hall College Seminary at Seton Hall University in South Orange
- Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary in Kearny, New Jersey
Primary and secondary schoolsEdit
High schools are listed here:
- Bergen County
- Academy of the Holy Angels (Demarest)
- Bergen Catholic High School (Oradell)
- Don Bosco Preparatory High School (Ramsey)
- Immaculate Conception High School (Lodi)
- Immaculate Heart Academy (Washington Township)
- Paramus Catholic High School (Paramus)
- Queen of Peace High School (North Arlington) (closed 2017)
- St. Joseph Regional High School (Montvale)
- St. Mary High School (Rutherford)
- Essex County
- Christ the King Preparatory School (Newark) (Closed 2020)
- Immaculate Conception High School (Montclair)
- Lacordaire Academy (Upper Montclair)
- Mount Saint Dominic Academy (Caldwell)
- St. Benedict's Preparatory School (Newark)
- St. Vincent Academy (Newark)
- Seton Hall Preparatory School (West Orange)
- Hudson County
- Holy Family Academy (Bayonne) (CLOSED)
- Hudson Catholic Regional High School (Jersey City)
- Marist High School (Bayonne) (closed 2020)
- St. Anthony High School (Jersey City) -- closed 2017
- St. Dominic Academy (Jersey City)
- St. Peter's Preparatory School (Jersey City)
- Kenmare High School* (Jersey City)
- * Alternative school financially independent of archdiocese.
- Union County
- Benedictine Academy (Elizabeth) (closed 2020)
- Mother Seton Regional High School (Clark)
- Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child (Summit)
- Oratory Preparatory School (Summit)
- Roselle Catholic High School (Roselle)
- St. Mary of the Assumption High School (Elizabeth) (closed 2019)
- Union Catholic Regional High School (Scotch Plains)
- Christ The King Cemetery, Franklin Lakes
- Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover
- Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington
- Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City
- Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Orange
- Madonna Cemetery, Fort Lee
- Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah
- Saint Gertrude's Cemetery, Colonia
- Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Lyndhurst
Parishes of the Archdiocese of NewarkEdit
- See parishes by location and county here: List of parishes at the Archdiocese of Newark website
- Guardian Angel Parish, Allendale
- St. John Paul II Parish, Bayonne
- Blessed Miriam Teresa Demjanovich Parish, Bayonne
- St. Henry Parish, Bayonne
- St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Bayonne
- St. Peter Parish, Belleville
- St. John the Evangelist Parish, Bergenfield
- Little Flower Parish, Berkeley Heights
- Sacred Heart Parish, Bloomfield
- St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Bloomfield
- St. Valentine Parish, Bloomfield
- St. Joseph Parish, Bogota
- St. Aloysius Parish, Caldwell
- St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Cedar Grove
- St. Agnes Parish, Clark
- Epiphany Parish, Clark
- St. Mary Parish, Closter
- St. Michael Parish, Cranford
- St. Therese of Lisieux Parish, Cresskill
- St. Joseph Parish, Demarest
- St. Mary Parish, Dumont
- St. Anthony Parish, East Newark
- Holy Name of Jesus Parish, East Orange
- Holy Spirit/O.L.Help of Christians Parish, East Orange
- St. Joseph Parish, East Orange
- St. Joseph Parish, East Rutherford
- Holy Rosary Parish, Edgewater
- St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Elizabeth
- St. Genevieve Parish, Elizabeth
- St. Hedwig Parish, Elizabeth
- St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Elizabeth
- Immaculate Heart of Mary/St. Patrick Parish, Elizabeth
- Blessed Sacrament Parish, Elizabeth
- Holy Rosary/St. Michael Parish, Elizabeth
- Immaculate Conception Parish, Elizabeth
- Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Elizabeth
- St. Adalbert/Ss. Peter & Paul Parish, Elizabeth
- St. Leo Parish, Elmwood Park
- Assumption Parish, Emerson
- St. Cecilia Parish, Englewood
- St. Anne Parish, Fair Lawn
- St. Thomas More Parish, Fairfield
- Our Lady of Grace Parish, Fairview
- St. John the Baptist Parish, Fairview
- Holy Trinity Parish, Fort Lee
- Madonna Parish, Fort Lee
- Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Franklin Lakes
- Most Holy Name Parish, Garfield
- Our Lady of Mount Virgin Parish, Garfield
- St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, Garfield
- Church of St. Anne, Garwood
- St. Catharine Parish, Glen Rock
- Holy Trinity Parish, Hackensack
- Immaculate Conception Parish, Hackensack
- St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Hackensack
- St. Joseph Parish, Hackensack
- Holy Cross Parish, Harrison
- Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, Harrison
- Corpus Christi Parish, Hasbrouck Heights
- Sacred Heart Parish, Haworth
- St. John the Baptist Parish, Hillsdale
- Christ the King Parish, Hillside
- St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Hillside
- St. Luke Parish, Ho Ho Kus
- Our Lady of Grace/St. Joseph Parish, Hoboken
- St. Ann Parish, Hoboken
- St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Hoboken
- SS Peter & Paul Parish, Hoboken
- Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Irvington
- St. Leo Parish, Irvington
- Good Shepherd Parish, Irvington
- St. Patrick & Assumption/All Saints Parish, Jersey City
- St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Jersey City
- Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Jersey City
- St. Aedan: St. Peter's University Church, Jersey City
- St. Ann Parish (Polish), Jersey City
- St. Anne Parish, Jersey City
- St. John the Baptist Parish, Jersey City
- St. Joseph Parish, Jersey City
- St. Nicholas Parish, Jersey City
- St. Paul of the Cross Parish, Jersey City
- Holy Rosary Parish, Jersey City
- Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, Jersey City
- Parish of the Resurrection, Jersey City
- St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Jersey City
- St. Mary Parish, Jersey City
- St. Michael Parish, Jersey City
- Christ the King Parish, Jersey City
- Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Jersey City
- Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Jersey City
- Our Lady of Victories Parish, Jersey City
- St. Aloysius Parish, Jersey City
- Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Kearny
- St. Cecilia Parish, Kearny
- St. Stephen Parish, Kearny
Province of NewarkEdit
Sexual abuse scandalEdit
In August 2017, the Archdiocese of Newark priest Rev. Kevin Gugilotta received an 11 year prison sentence after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography In March 2019, it was announced that Gugilotta, was named as a plaintiff in a sex abuse lawsuit which claimed that he committed acts of sex abuse while serving the Archdiocese in Union County. At the same time, it was announced that the process of defrocking Gugilotta was underway. By 2020, Gugilotta was permanently removed from ministry.
A subsequent news report by Catholic News Agency, based on interviews with six unnamed priests of the Archdiocese of Newark, gave more details on McCarrick's actions while Archbishop of Newark. According to this report, when McCarrick would visit the seminary in the Newark diocese, he "would often place his hand on seminarians while talking with them, or on their thighs while seated near them." One of the priests stated that McCarrick "had a type: tall, slim, intelligent - but no smokers." He stated that McCarrick would invite young men to stay at his house on the shore, or to spend the night in the cathedral rectory in central Newark. In response to the story, the Archdiocese of Newark stated that neither the six anonymous priests interviewed for the story, nor anyone else, "has ever spoken to Cardinal Tobin about a 'gay sub-culture' in the Archdiocese of Newark."
The news story also stated that in 2014, a priest was removed from his job as rector of St. Andrew's Hall, the archdiocesan college seminary, after it was alleged that he had hidden a camera in a young priest's bedroom. In response to the story, the Archdiocese of Newark stated that this priest had been "going through a personal crisis and received therapy after the incident at the seminary. Although he is not serving as a pastor, he has been deemed fit for priestly ministry and hopes to serve as a hospital chaplain."
On 17 August 2018 the Catholic News Agency reported that six Newark priests alleged experience of sexual misconduct by two priests in seminary and ministry in the archdiocese. Archbishop Tobin responded with a letter to the priests of Newark on the same day, saying that he had been unaware of the issue. He concluded the letter by encouraging priests to refer media inquiries to the archdiocesan director of communications, rather than speak to journalists. This drew criticism, following the many cases of Church cover-ups rather than transparency, such as "The Catholic church's habit of secrecy and denial continues".
On September 26, 2018, it was announced that Archdiocese of Newark was now one of four American Dioceses facing an investigation by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. McCarrick served in each Diocese under investigation. On February 13, 2019, all of the Catholic Dioceses based in New Jersey released the names of clergy who had been credibly accused of sexually abusing children since 1940. Of the 188 listed, 63 were based in the Archdiocese of Newark. Archbishop Cardinal Joseph Tobin also acknowledged that the alleged acts of abuse committed by the clergy listed were reported to law enforcement agencies. One of the priests also served in not only the Archdiocese of Newark, but also in the Diocese of Paterson. By 2020, the names of 86 accused clergy who served in Archdiocese of Newark were made public. Some of those listed were already convicted.
In December 2019, a new law went into effect throughout the state of New Jersey which resulted in some of McCarrick's victims filing lawsuits against the former Cardinal and Archdiocese of Newark. As of December 9, 2019, a total of eight lawsuits were filed against the Archdiocese, with one also being the first filed against the Vatican.
On December 27, 2019, the Washington Post revealed that McCarrick gave $600,000 to high-ranking church officials, including two popes, multiple priests, cardinals and archbishops, when he was Archbishop of Washington between 2001 and 2006 amid a sexual abuse probe. The Post article stated that "Several of the more than 100 recipients were directly involved in assessing misconduct claims against McCarrick, documents and interviews show." However, some of these recipients, including both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, had little oversight over these transactions. Robert Hoatson, a Archdiocese of Newark cleric who was involved in the transactions, described these payments as "hush money."
By February 9, 2020, the five Catholic dioceses in the state of New Jersey, including the Archdiocese of Newark, had paid a total of over $11 million to compensate 105 claims of sex abuse committed by Catholic clergy. Of these 105 claims, 98 were compensated through settlements. The payments also do not involve 459 other sex abuse cases in these dioceses which are still not resolved. The same month, it was reported that not only the Archdiocese of Newark, but of Diocese of Meutchen and Diocese of Trenton were secretly paying McCarrick's victims since 2005.
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