Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. has released his Easter message for 2019, reminding us that even in it’s late arrival, “the actual date…does not change what Easter means for the Catholic, for the Christian.”
The 24th Annual New Jersey Catholic Youth Rally has been slated for Sunday, May 19, in Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari, Jackson.
Faithful from across each county in the Diocese of Trenton gathered together to celebrate annual sacred liturgies and services throughout Holy Week 2019, April 15-19.
Bishop to celebrate Mass for College Students, Diocese prepares for Chrism Mass , St. Catherine of Alexandria latest in #YoungSaints Series
Two bills awaiting Gov. Phil Murphy approval promise to help the homeless in New Jersey. The first bill (S-3586) would expand emergency assistance (housing aid) for people who face an imminent threat of homelessness. Under current law, emergency assistance is only available for 12 to 18 months once in a person’s lifetime. This bill would allow those who need it to re-apply for emergency assistance if seven years have passed since their last application.
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. has released a message to address the midpoint of the Lenten season, reminding the faithful in the Diocese of Trenton that the holy season of Lent is “a marathon to Easter!”
High school choristers in the Diocese of Trenton are among those across the nation being invited to audition for the National Catholic Youth Choir’s 2019 choir camp and anniversary tour.
Concern Over New Mercury Rule Expressed by Chairmen of U.S. Bishops’ Domestic Justice and Pro-Life Activities Committees; Bishops Call it “Troubling”
March 22, 2019 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a new rule that deems it no longer “appropriate and necessary” to regulate mercury and other hazardous air pollutants emitted by power plants. Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development and Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops Committee on Pro-Life Activities, expressed concern about the potential risks to human life and environmental health.
On Monday, March 25, A1504/S1072, the Aid in Dying bill will be voted on in both the Senate and the Assembly. This assisted suicide bill is a direct threat to anyone viewed as a cost liability to an insurance company. In an era of cost control and managed care, patients with lingering illnesses may be branded as an economic liability, and decisions to encourage death could be driven by cost.
The Diocese of Trenton has issued an alert regarding reports of email and text scams that will use the name of a pastor to solicit funds in the form of gift cards or cash donations.