Retired Bishop Edward T. Hughes of Metuchen, N.J., who was described as an untiring and outspoken defender of life, died Christmas Day. He was 92.
A funeral Mass was scheduled for Jan. 4 in the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi in Metuchen. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, will celebrate the liturgy.
Bishop Paul G. Bootkoski of Metuchen mourned the bishop's death in a Dec. 26 statement, describing him as a "faithful and humble servant" of God.