New Jersey

Jersey Senate President Calls on Newark Archbishop To Resign Over Priest Who Violated Ban on Ministering to Children

Separation of church and state not a deterrent when there's a situation to take political advantage of

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Saying leaders "must be held to a higher standard," state Senate President Stephen Sweeney yesterday joined in calls for Newark Archbishop John J. Myers to resign over his supervision of a priest who violated a lifetime ban on ministry to children.

Sweeney (D-Gloucester) is at least the fourth New Jersey politician to wade into the controversy over the Rev. Michael Fugee, the subject of a criminal investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.