Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., announced the following clergy appointments: Rev. Michael McClane, to parochial vicar, St. Dominic Parish, Brick, effective Nov. 28, 2020. Rev. Charles Flood, O.SS.T., to temporary administrator, Incarnation-St. James Parish, Ewing, effective immediately. ———————————————————————————————————— Today is the first day of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ annual fall meeting. They are gathering Nov. 16-17[…]
Bishop, Diocese commemorate beatification of Blessed Fr. McGivney • Preparation for Christmas • World Day of Poor
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving for the Beatification of Blessed Father Michael J. McGivney Nov. 14 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold. Due to COVID restrictions, attendance will be limited to Knights and their families, and will be by invitation only, with all safety and health[…]
“We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled[…]
The long-awaited report of the Vatican Secretary of State to His Holiness Pope Francis, examining documents, interviews and files related to the life and ecclesiastical career of Theodore McCarrick has been released to the public this morning (Nov. 10, 2020). It is an extremely lengthy and detailed report that will require significant time to read,[…]
Whatever our politics may be, whatever side we may have taken, whatever vote we may have cast, we are all called anew to pray for our country and its leaders, that Almighty God may continue to bless the United States of America and its people with his grace, wisdom, guidance and protection as He has[…]
A message from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. There are virtues and then there are virtues. Here’s one you don’t see a lot of today: civility. In a world in which instant information, instant messages, instant solutions and instant gratification are not only expected but presumed – and, indeed, required – precious little room and time[…]
Beauty Heals series • Beatification of Father McGivney • Death of Father Thomas Morris • Our Lady of Guadalupe torches
Having long rested quietly atop Mary’s altar in the beautiful and iconic Sacred Heart Church, Trenton, a 600-year-old work of art is getting new attention as part of a national video series on the healing power of beauty. The painting is the subject of a video titled “Hidden in Plain Sight,” which is narrated by[…]
On Nov. 3, Day Nine of the Novena for the United States of America, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., asks the faithful to pray: For those who govern our country and for those who are running for elected office that they might serve with a commitment to life, respect, compassion, liberty and justice for all.
On Nov. 2, Day Eight of the Novena for the United States of America, Bishop O’Connell, asks the faithful to pray: For the protection of marriage as the faithful union of one man and one woman and for the strengthening of family life in our country.
On Nov. 1, Day Seven of the Novena for the United States of America, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., asks the faithful to pray: For the poor, for immigrants and refugees, for the forgotten and most abandoned in our country