National Marriage Week, Day • World Day of the Sick •  Diocese announces changes to mask policy • February Monitor Magazine published

Bishop O’Connell reflects on National Marriage Week and World Marriage Day In celebration of National Marriage Week and World Marriage Day, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., reflected on the marital call to the joy of love. In his reflection, Bishop O’Connell recalls celebrating the annual Bishop’s Anniversary Blessing. He remembers from his homily, “You have[…]

N.J. Bishops’ statement on legislation to codify abortion rights

The Catholic Bishops of New Jersey have promulgated a letter to all Catholics and people of good will concerning legislation currently before the State Senate and Assembly for a vote that would be a direct assault on the sanctity of life. Their statement follows: The Catholic Bishops of New Jersey join to express our strongest[…]

Bishop O’Connell reflects on past year • Catholics urged to defend life, oppose abortion legislation • Low enrollment prompts closure plans for Mother Seton Academy, Howell

2021: Some thoughts from the Bishop Following are excerpts from the reflection of Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., about the year 2021: It is customary, as we ring in a new year, to look back on the year we are leaving behind, not so much for nostalgia’s sake, but as a measure of our growth.[…]

Staying engaged throughout the Christmas season

Bishop O’Connell reflects on the Christmas Season’s Feasts and Solemnities December 28, 2021The “Christmas Season” in the Catholic Church lasts from Christmas Eve until the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord and includes Christmas; the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (December 26, 2021); the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God[…]