Month: August 2019

Funeral services scheduled for Father Robert Alfred Pearson

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. in St. Jerome Church, West Long Branch, for Father Robert Alfred Pearson, a priest of the Diocese who died Aug. 28. He was 92. Father Pearson was formerly an Anglican priest who was incardinated as a married convert into the Diocese of[…]

Bishop O’Connell responds to proposed NJ heath care bill

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., responds to the proposed health care bill S3813/A5510 and the effects it could have on religious organizations who provide health care to their employees. Today, the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey continue to support affordable health care for all with special attention given to the poor and marginalized.  The Catholic[…]

The Monitor rolls out updated, streamlined website

On Aug. 21, The Monitor went live with its newly redesigned website – The new design will afford users a more simplified and streamlined approach to accessing content, and provides for greater integration of photos, videos and slideshows in posted stories, according to Rayanne Bennett, associate publisher.  Users can subscribe directly on the website,[…]

Bishop shares about Diocese of Trenton’s Patronal Feast Day

In a reflection issued for the Solemnity of the Assumption, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. focuses on its central role and calls upon his flock to regard it less as an obligation, but instead to consider more carefully the reasons to take part in the commemoration. Pondering Mary’s unique role in the history of salvation[…]

Bishop O’Connell shares a message on the importance of Catholic schools

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. has shared a new message about the importance of Catholic schools, reminding us that “Catholic schools have and do make a difference in the lives of Catholic students, and their families, and have contributed historically and mightily to the Catholic Church in our country.” Walk into a Catholic school.  Sense[…]