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[…]
Category: August 2019
“As we welcome a new school year, a renewed commitment is made each day by administrators and teachers alike to provide an educational environment that will guide students who will be tomorrow’s leaders,” writes JoAnn Tier, Superintendent of Catholic schools, in her message for the annual Back to School supplement from The Monitor. You can[…]
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[…]
On Aug. 21, The Monitor went live with its newly redesigned website – TrentonMonitor.com. 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 David M. O’Connell, C.M. has issued a message in response to the Pew Research Study, released August 5, which states that “only 31%” of Catholics “believe that the bread and wine consecrated at Mass BECOME AND ARE the Body and Blood of Christ.” How bread and wine actually become the Body and Blood of[…]
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 David M. O’Connell, C.M., urges all to turn to God in his reflection on the “tragic, senseless loss of life resulting from the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.”
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[…]
President of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development have issued the following statement in response to the tragic shooting in Dayton, Ohio.
WASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, issued the following statement in response to the tragic shooting at the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas.