Abortion and COVID -19: A permissible elective surgery?

Crises bring out the best and worst in people and in their decisions. We have seen so much of “the best” in the courageous sacrifice of our health care workers, first responders and other essential personnel who are keeping us supplied with medicine, food and so many other needs. Sadly, however, In the midst of[…]

Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., will celebrate Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 22, via the Diocese’s YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/trentondiocese. The Mass will be broadcast at 11 a.m. and will remain on the Youtube channel for continued viewing. The Fourth Sunday of Lent, also referred to as Laetare Sunday, marks the midpoint of the Lenten[…]

Major steps to stem virus spread; Clergy appointments

Parishioners relieved of Mass obligation, churches to remain open; schools, religious education programs and Chancery to close Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., announced a series of measures March 12 and 13 aimed at mitigating the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the parishes and schools of the four-county Diocese of Trenton.    On March 12, the[…]

Instructions re: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Liturgical Practices

In light of the escalating concern about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has issued the following instructions on liturgical practices to be observed in ALL parishes, institutions and organizations within the Diocese of Trenton, effective immediately until otherwise notified: 1.  People who have flu-like symptoms or who are otherwise[…]