Father Joseph L. Coffey, ’82

Father Joseph L. Coffey, ‘82, a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and active military chaplain with the U.S. Navy since 2001, was appointed as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, on January 22 by Pope Francis.

Since graduating as an alumnus of La ­Salle University with a bachelor’s degree in English and French, Coffey has served from Japan to Afghanistan to Cape May, NJ, and everywhere in between. He was named Navy Chaplain of the Year in 2004, and has gone on to receive numerous awards including the Meritorious Service Medal.