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Father Joseph Coffey, NAVY Chaplain, To Be Interviewed on Live Talk Show of the CatholicTV® Network

1/23/2012 - 10:21 AM PST

Catholic PRWire

WATERTOWN, MA (January 23, 2012) -Father Joseph Coffey, NAVY Chaplain and Recruiter, To Be Interviewed on Live Talk Show of the CatholicTV® Network.

On January 24, 2012, Father Joseph Coffey will be featured on the CatholicTV Network's nationally broadcasted live talk show; This is the Day to discuss his work as a NAVY Chaplain and recruiter.

Father Joseph Coffey is a Navy Chaplain currently assigned to the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Facility in Cape May, NJ. Having previously served with the Marines in Japan and a tour on board the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON.

As a Navy Chaplain, Father Coffey nurtures the spiritual well-being of those around him, living with them, working with them, eating with them, and praying with them - in a ministry that is truly 24/7. Father Coffey provides religious ministry and support to those of the Catholic faith, as well as caring for all service members and their families.

The Navy Chaplain Corps is made up of over 800 Navy Chaplains. Chaplains come from more than 100 different faith groups and each Chaplain is also a Navy Officer - meaning each holds an important leadership role. Together, Navy Chaplains enable the free practice of religion for all the Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who serve. But their impact goes far beyond the mere exercise of religion.

Having served with Father Kennedy and Father Mikstay at Camp Pendleton, Father Coffey has commended their outstanding work as officers. When asked about his role as a NAVY Chaplain, Reverend William Kennedy said religion often happens on a schedule, with worship services at certain times on certain days. In a war zone, the certainty disappears. "Any time a chaplain shows up, it's Sunday," said Rev. William Kennedy, ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston in 1987, has been an active-duty chaplain since 1992, who will soon head to Afghanistan with Marines and sailors from Camp Pendleton.

The Navy needs priests to serve in the Chaplain Corps. To learn more about Father Joseph Coffey and the NAVY Chaplain Corps visit:

About the CatholicTV® Network:

Founded in 1955, CatholicTV Network is a national broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, the CatholicTV Network features its cable TV station, Catholic web site, mobile apps and widget. Celebrate Mass online; pray The Rosary; enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures and the Catholic Church on America's Catholic Television Network.

Live twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.) Father Robert Reed and Jay Fadden host this half-hour talk show with Kevin Nelson, reporting on Catholic news. The hosts discuss various topics of the week in lively discussions for today's Catholic, and respond to viewer mail (you may also email us at The hosts also conduct interviews with people from around the world and around the corner.

This is the Day may be seen across the US on Sky Angel, and selected carriers. This is the Day may also be seen on demand in the US via Verizon FiOS. CatholicTV has channels in New England on Charter, Comcast, Full Channel, RCN and other carriers. You can watch the CatholicTV Network 24 hours a day at or downloaded via and on your mobile device.

Contact: CatholicTV MA, 02472 US
Shannon Muldoon- Public Relations


The CatholicTV® Network  MA, 02471 US
Shannon Muldoon - Public Relations Coordinator, 


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  1. Fr. Joe Coffey
    2 years ago

    Great article!!

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