Dec 21, 2021
Bishop Joseph Coffey attended St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia and graduated with a MDiv degree and was ordained in 1996 by Cardinal Bevilacqua. He earned a MA in Moral Theology in 2000. After five years in parish ministry, he was given permission for full-time active duty as a Navy Chaplain in September 2001. Bishop Coffey’s military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal with 2 gold stars, the Navy Achievement Medal with 2 gold stars, the Navy Sea Service Medal, the National Defense Medal, the War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the NATO Service Medal, 3 Battle E Ribbons.