College of Arts & Sciences

The Most Reverend John J. Myers, J.C.D., D.D.
Fifth Archbishop of Newark

Archbishop Myer

His Grace, The Most Reverend John J. Myers, fifth Archbishop of Newark, was born on July 26, 1941 to M.W. “Jack” Myers and Margaret Donahue Myers.   He is the eldest of seven children.   

While a seminarian for the Diocese of Peoria, John Myers was offered the opportunity to prepare for the priesthood in Rome.  He was ordained a priest for service to the local Church of Peoria, Illinois on December 17, 1966, at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome.   He then received a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the North American College, Gregorian University, Rome, in 1967, and Doctorate in Canon Law from Catholic University in Washington, DC in 1977. Read more »


Archbishop Myers Lecture Series

TitlePresenterDateAdditional Links
 We're all Franciscans Now: Pope Francis and the Social Agenda of Catholicism in the 21st Century  John L. Allen Jr. 12/4/13Video
News Story
"Still Point: Loss, Longing, and our Search for God."
Regis Martin
12/3/14News Story


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