Proposed RFA targets most vulnerable human life • COVID leads to scheduling changes for Las Antorchas Guadalupanas

A message from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. The proposed New Jersey “Reproductive Freedom Act” (S3030 / A4848) is another legislative attempt to advance and expand the state’s “abortion agenda” in service to the widespread “culture of death” by eliminating the few remaining state regulations intended to protect the life and health of pregnant mothers. […]

Bishop O’Connell: Day Two of the USCCB fall meeting

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., participated in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ annual fall meeting Nov. 16-17.  Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting was conducted using a virtual format. Bishop O’Connell’s report from Nov. 17 follows: The second day of the annual USCCB Fall Meeting began with the bishops of New Jersey and Pennsylvania gathering[…]

Bishop O’Connell: Day One of the fall meeting of the U.S. bishops

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., is participating in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ annual fall meeting. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the Nov. 16-17 meeting is using a virtual format.  A report from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. Although the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops hosted a webinar Nov. 2 to demonstrate how to[…]

Clergy appointments • U.S. bishops’ fall meeting • Open access to latest Monitor Magazine

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 Connell: A Prayer for the United States of America

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[…]

Civility Now; Civility Always

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[…]