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Synod of the Archdiocese of Newark records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ADN 0006
The Synod of the Archdiocese of Newark records include materials related to the Synod called by Archbishop Thomas J. Walsh in 1941. Materials include preparation and introduction of statutes, correspondence regarding attendance, drafts of materals, and correspondence regarding other synods in the Archdiocese of Newark and other dioceses.

Original folder titles were kept wherever possible. Folders were arranged alphabetically by the processing archivists.

Dates

  • 1899-1959, bulk 1941
  • Majority of material found in 1941 - 1941

Conditions Governing Access

Temporarily closed to research.

Conditions Governing Use

All materials available in this collection (unless otherwise noted) are the property of the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center and Seton Hall University, which reserves the right to limit access to or reproduction of these materials. Reproduction of materials or content is subject to United States copyright restrictions and may be subject to federal or state privacy regulations. Permission to publish exact reproductions must be obtained from the Director of the Archives and Special Collections Center.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet (Processed materials: Approximately 150 items.)

15.23 Linear Feet

Overview

Diocesan synods are called by the bishop of the diocese for the purpose of introducing, deliberating on, and promulgating statutes regarding matters pertaining to the members of the diocese. The Synod of the Archdiocese of Newark records include materials related to the synod called by Archbishop Thomas J. Walsh in 1941.

Biographical / Historical

Diocesan synods are called by the bishop of the diocese for the purpose of introducing, deliberating on, and promulgating statutes regarding matters pertaining to the members of the diocese. While technically required once a year, diocesan synods are traditionally held less often and at the convenience of the bishop. The bishop convokes a synod, forms statutes or decrees addressing matters of the faith or discipline of the clergy within the diocese, distributes the statutes to the priests and clergy of the diocese, then holds the synod so that the proposed statutes may be discussed. While the bishop is the final authority in creating and enacting these statutes, he consults with and is advised by his chapter, and hears and considers the opinion of the clergy during the synod.

In the Archdiocese of Newark, a synod was held in 1941 by Archbishop Thomas J. Walsh to address several matters including, but not limited to, the hours of mass, the interaction of parish pastors with hospital chaplins, and priests' ownership of cars. The statutes and decress considered at this synod were drafted by a committee of priests of the diocese. The synod began with a prepatory session on 30 April 1941 and was concluded with a solemn session on 3 June 1941.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were transferred to the Archives and Special Collections Center from the Archdiocese of Newark in April 1989. Accession Number ADN 1989-19.

Processing Information

This collection was processed and finding aid encoded by Tracy Jackson and Lori Lauterbach in August 2012.
Title
Synod of the Archdiocese of Newark records, 1899-1959, bulk 1941
Author
Processed and encoded by Tracy M. Jackson and Lori Lauterbach
Date
June 2012
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the The Monsignor Field Archives & Special Collection Center Repository

Contact:
Archives, Walsh Library
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange NJ 07079 US
973-761-9476