Media Release

Road to Recovery
September 24, 2013

Appointment of Coadjutor Archbishop of Newark Not Enough

Myers Must Resign or be Fired and Investigated for Criminal Activity against Innocent Children, Teenagers, and Vulnerable Adults

Archbishop-in-Waiting Must Immediately Release Names and Files Concerning Predatory Priests

What: A demonstration celebrating the lessening of power for Archbishop John J.

Myers, a signaling of a “changing of the guard” in the Archdiocese of Newark and a corresponding call for the new coadjutor (with right of succession) Archbishop, Bernard Hebna, to immediately release files and information regarding sexually abusive clergy in the Archdiocese of Newark. The Newark Archdiocese will be called upon to end years of cover-up, deceit, and injustice against innocent children, teenagers, and vulnerable adults.

When: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 9:00 AM until Noon.

Where: On the sidewalk outside the headquarters of the Archdiocese of Newark, 171

Clifton Avenue, Newark, NJ, 07104.

Who: Members of Road to Recovery, Inc., a non-profit charity that assists victims of

sexual abuse, including its co-founder and President; survivors of sexual abuse, and supporters.

Why: The appointment of Bishop Bernard Hebna as coadjutor archbishop of Newark

indicates a major change in the Catholic Church in New Jersey. It is clear that Archbishop Myers has lost authority because of twelve years of cover-up, deceit, obfuscation, and disregard for truth, justice, and honesty. Demonstrators will call for Myers to leave immediately so the new coadjutor archbishop can begin to clean up the mess Myers made during the past twelve years. The Archdiocese of Newark is in serious crisis, and the removal or resignation of Archbishop John Myers is crucial if the Archbishop-in-waiting is going to be able to effect necessary change.

Contact: Robert M. Hoatson, Ph.D., Road to Recovery, Inc. – 862-368-2800


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