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New Jersey: college president’s mansion to become bishop’s home

January 03, 2014

The Diocese of Camden has purchased a former college president’s mansion as the home of its new bishop, who was installed in February.

Rowan University sold the 7,000-square-ft. home to the diocese for $500,000, the Asbury Park Press reported.

Bishop Dennis Sullivan believed his current apartment “was not large enough to meet the needs of potential donors, benefactors, or for workspace,” a diocesan spokesman said.

Ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of New York in 1971, Bishop Sullivan served as auxiliary bishop of New York from 2004 until his appointment to Camden.

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  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Jan. 04, 2014 12:47 AM ET USA

    That bishop has some nerve to pull that stunt,I wonder how his diocese sheep smell? Evidently like money.

  • Posted by: Savonarola - Jan. 03, 2014 10:13 PM ET USA

    We focus on the needs of DONORS and BENEFACTORS ?? Where has this soi-disant "spokesman" been? Does he or the bishop read the newspapers? Have they heard of Pope Francis? Read this piece with the news from New York of the $180 million upgrade of St. Patrick's cathedral while schools and churches are closing! Episcopal grandiosity continues.

  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Jan. 03, 2014 12:37 PM ET USA

    Let's see, my home is 1/6th the size of the bishop's new digs, and I am married with children. Somehow this fails to meet the new "Bergoglio Smell Test". And, of course, there is an important question begged by the news report here: Don't those donors and benefactors have their OWN home to go to after supper with the bishop? And another: Isn't there some "workspace" over at the chancery that might do, you know, some place the bishop could drive(or be driven) to everyday like the rest of us?

  • Posted by: garedawg - Jan. 03, 2014 12:16 PM ET USA

    Perhaps Pope Francis can help him with the decorating.