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Encyclopedia > John J. Myers

Archbishop John Joseph Myers STL, JCD (b. July 26, 1941 in Earlville, Illinois, near Ottawa) is the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark in Newark, New Jersey, United States and the Superior of Turks and Caicos. Licentiate of Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) is the title of an intermediate graduate degree with canonical effects in the Roman Catholic Church offered by pontifical universities and ecclesiastical faculties of sacred theology. ... Doctor of Canon Law (Latin: Juris Canonici Doctor; J.C.D.) is the doctoral-level terminal degree in the studies of canon law of the Roman Catholic Church. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... Earlville is a city located in La Salle County, Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Ottawa is a city in north-central Illinois. ... In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop. ... The Archdiocese of Newark is a Catholic Archdiocese governing the Diocese of Camden, the Diocese of Metuchen, the Diocese of Paterson and the Diocese of Trenton in the state of New Jersey. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: , Country State County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - Total 26. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...

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Family and Personal Background

The eldest of seven children, the Archbishop’s family traces its roots to Ireland, England and France. Ancestors settled in northern Illinois in the late 1800s. An early maternal ancestor named Spaulding served in the Revolutionary War and died at Bunker Hill. The Myers family farmed land near Earlville, IL. Prayer was said to be an important part of their family routine and John Myers became an altar server in his parish, St. Theresa, from an early age. He attended the Earlville schools and graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, IA in 1963. While he was a student at Loras, Bishop John B. Franz offered him the opportunity to prepare for the priesthood in Rome.


Priesthood

He was ordained to the priesthood (by Bishop Francis Reh at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome) for the Diocese of Peoria (Illinois). His education for the priesthood and as a priest included study in theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University while attending seminary at the North American College, where he received the S.T.L., or licentiate (post-master's certification) in sacred theology, and a doctorate in church (canon law), the J.C.D. This article is about the famous building in Rome. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the central Illinois region of the United States. ... Pontifical Gregorian University (Italian: Pontificia Università Gregoriana) is a pontifical university located in Rome, Italy. ... The North American College The Pontifical North American College is an institution of higher learning and continuing education of the Roman Catholic Church and is located in Rome, Italy. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      Canon law is the term used for...


Episcopacy

John Myers became the youngest bishop in the United States when, at 46, he was ordained in 1987 by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin of Chicago and Peoria's Bishop Edward W. O'Rourke. Cardinal Bernardins Final Resting Place His Eminence, Joseph Louis Cardinal Bernardin (originally Bernardini), (April 2, 1928–November 14, 1996) was an American clergyman, the twelfth bishop (seventh archbishop) of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, serving from 1982 to 1996 (succeeded John Cardinal Cody). ...

Styles of
John Myers
Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Archbishop
Posthumous style none

He served as Coadjutor Bishop of Peoria – and became bishop upon O'Rourke's resignation and retirement. On July 24, 2001 he was appointed as the ninth Archbishop of Newark and third Superior of the Mission Sui Iuris of Turks and Caicos. He was installed October 9, 2001 and his Pallium was conferred on June 29, 2002. Image File history File links Patriarchal_or_Archbishop_Cross. ... A style of office, or honorific, is a form of address which by tradition or law precedes a reference to a person who holds a title or post, or to the political office itself. ... The Reverend is an honorary prefix to the names of most Christian clergy and ministers. ... His / Her Excellency is an honorific title given to certain high-ranking political officials. ... In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop. ... Archbishop Jerome Hanus of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... A Mission sui iuris, or in Latin Missio sui iuris, also known as Independent mission, is a rare type of Catholic missionary pseudo-diocesan jurisdiction in an area with very few Catholics, often desolate or remote. ... The Turks and Caicos Islands is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom consisting of two groups of tropical islands in the Caribbean, southeast of the Bahamas, at 21°45N, 71°35W. The thirty islands total 166 sq. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... now. ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Memberships and Activities

He is active in the Canon Law Society of America, having worked with committees dealing with the Revised Code of Canon Law, diocesan fiscal officers, lay ministry, and diocesan governance, and served as a member of the CLSA Board of Governors. He helped present workshops on the revised Code of Canon Law for members of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Bishop Myers also served as a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legal Texts at the Holy See. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees at The Catholic University of America; and serves on the board of the North American College and Mount Saint Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. As of 2005, the Board of Trustees at The Catholic University of America was composed of: Carl A. Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus Richard D. Banziger, B.A. 1981, Managing Director, Salomon Smith Barney Nancy J. Bidwill, owner, Arizona Cardinals Bertha S. Braddock, Alexandria, VA philanthropist Michael... The Catholic University of America (abbreviated CUA), located in Washington, D.C., is unique as the national university of the Roman Catholic Church and as the only higher education institution founded by U.S. Roman Catholic bishops. ... For other uses: see Mount St Marys (disambiguation). ...


Myers is also the co-author with Gary Wolf of Space Vulture, a 1950s pulp sci-fi pastiche novel published by Tor Books in 2008. Gary K. Wolf is the creator of the fictional Roger Rabbit universe in which toons and humans coexist. ... Sci-fi is an abbreviation for science fiction. ... The word pastiche describes a literary or other artistic genre. ... Tor Books is an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC which publishes popular fiction, and is particularly noted for its science fiction and fantasy titles. ...


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Preceded by
Edward W. O'Rourke
Bishop of Peoria
1990–2001
Succeeded by
Daniel R. Jenky
Preceded by
Theodore E. McCarrick
Archbishop of Newark
2001–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the central Illinois region of the United States. ... Theodore Edgar McCarrick (b. ... The Archdiocese of Newark is a Catholic Archdiocese governing the Diocese of Camden, the Diocese of Metuchen, the Diocese of Paterson and the Diocese of Trenton in the state of New Jersey. ... Open seat redirects here. ...

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Father Myers was ordained a priest for service to the Diocese of Peoria by Bishop Francis Reh on Dec. 17, 1966 at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome.
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