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James Rogers (bishop)

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Diocese  Chatham
Name  James Rogers
Successor  Thomas Francis Barry
Term ended  22 March 1903
Installed  8 May 1860

James Rogers (bishop) XX1706 His Eminence Monsignor James Rogers bishop of Chatham
Born  11 July 1826 Mountcharles, County Donegal, Ireland (1826-07-11)
Died  22 March 1903(1903-03-22) (aged 76) Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada

James Rogers (11 July 1826 – 22 March 1903) was a Canadian Roman Catholic priest and the 1st Bishop of Chatham, New Brunswick from 1860 to 1902.

Rogers was born in Mountcharles, County Donegal, Ireland and emigrated with his family to Canada in 1831. He was ordained a priest in Halifax, Nova Scotia on July 2, 1851 and was installed as Bishop of Chatham in 1860. In 1868, Rogers was instrumental in bringing the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph, an order of nursing and teaching sisters, to Tracadie-Sheila, New Brunswick, where they operated a lazaretto. Subsequently, this order also opened a convent in Chatham where they operated a hospital, a nursing home, a school for training nurses and an elementary and secondary school.

Bishop Rogers attended the First Vatican Council where he opposed the declaration of papal infallibility. He invited the Congregation of Notre Dame to open convents in Newcastle, Caraquet, and Saint-Louis de Kent. His later years were overshadowed by growing tensions between French and Irish residents in his diocese.

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