Bishop John Myers

Current Posts: Bishop of Peoria, Ill.; board of governors, Pope John Center for the Study of Ethics in Healthcare, Boston, Mass.; NCCB's Canonical Affairs Committee; various other bishops’ committees.

Background: Born in Ottawa, Ill., 1941, the oldest of seven children; educated in Rome at North American College and Gregorian University; ordained in 1966; earned doctorate in canon law from The Catholic University of America in Washington, 1977; consecrated bishop Sept. 3, 1987; coadjutor bishop of Peoria until acceding to that diocese's See, Jan. 23, 1990.

Episcopal motto: “Let the mystery of the Church shine forth.”

A pro-abortion protestor, center, uses a megaphone as pro-life demonstrators rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court during the March for Life, Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

America’s Abortion Impasse

EDITORIAL: An odd legislative drama playing out in Michigan this week draws an important distinction between the two parties when it comes to dissenting views on abortion policy.