Assistant Newark archbishop’s remarks invite a look at Myers’ retirement residence

This one just might have an idea about that smelly sheep thing……Reyanna

By Jeff Green, May  26, 2914,  NorthJersey.com News On-line

MAHWAH – After urging people during a Memorial Day Mass to sacrifice for the poor, assistant Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of Newark said the church needs to reevaluate its spending amid a controversy over lavish upgrades to the retirement home of the prelate he stands to succeed. The archdiocese has been besieged by criticism, some of it directed at Hebda, for a $500,000 expansion under way at the 8.2-acre property in rural Hunterdon County used by Archbishop John J. Myers. The 4,500-square-foot house is getting a 3,000-square-foot addition complete with fireplaces, a “therapeutic whirlpool” and a second office. While Hebda did not directly criticize Myers or the use of church money for the archbishop’s personal residence, he said in an interview that Myers and the archdiocese must pay close attention to the words of Pope Francis, who has over the past year used the world stage to focus on the suffering and the impoverished. Asked if Myers needed all the new amenities, Hebda said, “Clearly, all of us have to hear what the Holy Father is saying – that’s not just for priests and bishops, either. It’s for all of us. (To continue reading, click HERE.)

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One Response to Assistant Newark archbishop’s remarks invite a look at Myers’ retirement residence

  1. Margaret Barry says:

    These kind of updates takes the church backward. It is out of the ball park of Jesus!

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