Diocese celebrates 10th anniversary of Bishop O’Connell’s ordination

We ask the faithful of the Diocese to join us today, July 30, in prayerfully commemorating the 10th anniversary of Bishop David M. O’Connell’s ordination to the episcopacy.  Those who attended the ordination or watched it via livestream will remember it as a joyful and poignant day, witnessed by more than a thousand well-wishers, including[…]

Bishop Chairman Comments on Paycheck Protection Program

July 10, 2020 WASHINGTON – Following the publication of a national news story on Catholic churches receiving loans through the Paycheck Protection Program, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, issued the following statement in response: “The Catholic Church[…]

Diocese responds to media report on COVID relief funding

An article written by the Associated Press and published by multiple media outlets July 10 seems to call into question the legitimacy of the Church’s request for COVID relief funding made available through the U.S. government.  The Diocese of Trenton has responded to this article with the following statement: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton[…]

Summertime Again

A reflection from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., on the start of summer It’s summertime again, although the look and feel of it is quite different this year.  Most of us have been working at home or home schooling so, despite the change of seasons, it seems just “more of the same.”  But it is[…]

Embracing Father’s Day as a celebration of faith

A reflection on Father’s Day from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. Like “Mother’s Day” in the United States, “Father’s Day” celebrations began here in the early 20th century. Their true origins, however, are rooted in Catholic religious devotions to St. Joseph in the Middle Ages. For the most part, the national observance of “Father’s Day”[…]