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Bishop Roundup: Louisiana, New York, New Jersey

On April 1, The Diocese of Louisiana announced a slate of two internal candidates for bishop, the Rev. Frederick DuMontier Devall IV, rector of...

Bishop Roundup: New Jersey, Ohio, Springfield

By Kirk Petersen New Jersey The Rt. Rev. William H. “Chip” Stokes, XII Bishop of New Jersey,  announced on September 2 his intention to retire in...

Sharing Burdens, Building a Wall

Churches in an inner city and an affluent suburb join forces in New Jersey.

NJ Bishops Call for Prison Reform in Light of COVID-19

Bishops Hughes and Stokes cite "the evil of mass incarceration" and its disparate impact on persons of color, a problem exacerbated by the pandemic.

New Jersey Bishop Mellick Belshaw Dies

The Rt. Rev. G. P. Mellick Belshaw, the 9th Bishop of New Jersey, a writer of spiritual theology and an advocate for peace, died February 29, aged 91.

Educator to Lead N.J. Youth Ministry

Tonya Wildgoose of New Jersey: “I enjoy the ministry of sharing the good news with our middle and high school students and partnering with them as they discover who they are in Christ.”

Bp. Stokes on Mass Shooting

Bishop William Stokes: “Our nation has a gun disease that is killing too many.”

Bp. George Edward Councell (1949-2018)

Bishop Councell retired in 2013, five years after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2008.

New Jersey Elects 12th Bishop

The Diocese of New Jersey has elected the Rev. Canon William H. “Chip” Stokes as its 12th bishop.

Six Nominees for New Jersey

The Diocese of New Jersey has announced three men and three women as nominees in the search for its 12th bishop.


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