Archbishop Myers hospitalized after hip surgery; marks golden jubilee Dec. 17

NEWARK, N.J. — Archbishop John J. Myers of Newark, former bishop of Peoria who will observe the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on Dec. 17, was hospitalized last week for surgery to repair an injury to his hip. The Diocese of Peoria had planned to celebrate Archbishop Myers’ jubilee and approaching retirement […]

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Native son Bishop Myers guided the Diocese of Peoria into new millennium

Bishop Myers greets the crowd after a liturgy at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria in this Catholic Post file photo.

Archbishop John J. Myers, the seventh bishop of Peoria and the second native son in a row to hold that office, guided the Diocese of Peoria from 1990 until his appointment as Archbishop of Newark in 2001. His 11 years as diocesan bishop saw a surge in priestly vocations, preparations for Jubilee Year 2000, establishment […]

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