Diocesan News

Click here to access Diocese of Camden website.

February 26, 2018


Divorce and Beyond is for people who are already divorced or have filed for divorce. It examines what happens to most husbands and wives going through the break-up of their marriage. It helps participants understand what they are going through and that others have gone through the same things. Finally, it suggests activities for making divorce a growth experience.


  • Registration will take place in the St. Joseph Room at

                      7:00 PM, Our Lady of Peace Parish.

  • A fee of $20.00 for the class and book will be collected.
  • Support Group Guidelines will be outlined.
  • Each participant will have a chance to share.
  • Group will end by 9:00 PM each evening.

03/21/2018 -- Session One-The Process of Divorce

03/28/2018 -- Session Two-Self Image

04/042018 -- Session Three-Stress

04/11/2018 -- Session Four-Anger

04/18/2018 -- Session Five-More on Anger

04/25/2018 -- Session Six-Blame and Guilt

05/02/2018 -- Session Seven-Loneliness

05/09/2018 -- Session Eight-Forgiveness

05/16/2018 -- Session Nine-Happiness

05/23/2018 -- Annulment Process (Father Chris Bakey)

05/30/2018 -- Session Ten-Pathways to Growth (Rituals and Refreshments)

For more information please contact: Debbie-856-881-4133 home, 856-889-3224 cell or debbiewolk@hotmail.com or contact Charlotte-609-221-7759

Below please find the statement of Bishop Sullivan regarding yesterday’s Motu Proprio of Pope Francis which simplifies the procedures for the annulment process in the Church.


September 8, 2015

Office of Communications



Statement of Bishop Dennis Sullivan Regarding Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus


On the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis promulgated a letter entitled The Lord Jesus, Gentle Judge, which revised the canonical procedures for Catholics seeking a declaration of nullity (annulment) for a marriage.

The Holy Father made it clear that the Church’s law and pastoral life are ordered to the practice of charity and mercy and ultimately the salvation of souls.  In fact, Pope Francis made it clear that he is “not promoting the nullity of marriage, but the quickness of the processes, as well as a correct simplicity” of annulment procedures.  These changes have resulted from the world-wide consultation for last year’s Extraordinary Synod and the recommendations of a commission of canonists impaneled by the Holy Father to review annulment procedures and the Church’s law.

In the coming months new procedures and policies will be developed.  I have asked the Diocesan Tribunal to prepare presentations for priests, deacons and the faithful before the beginning of December.  In this way the Diocese of Camden will be ready on December 8th to implement the changes made by the Motu Proprio.  On that day, we, together with the Church throughout the world, will joyfully commence the Jubilee of Mercy.




The Diocese of Camden serves approximately 475,000 Catholics in 65 parishes in Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties. The Diocese serves the South Jersey community through faith, education and social services. Most Reverend Dennis Sullivan, D.D., eighth bishop of Camden, was installed on Feb. 12, 2013.