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Pope calls for prayers as militants chase all Christians out of Mosul
An Iraqi man carrying a cross and a Quran attends Mass at Mar Girgis Church in Baghdad July 20. Pope Francis called for prayers, dialogue, and peace, as the last Iraqi Christians flee the Iraqi city of Mosul. CNS photo/Ahmed Malik, Reuters
An Iraqi man carrying a cross and a Quran attends Mass at Mar Girgis Church in Baghdad July 20. Pope Francis called for prayers, dialogue, and peace, as the last Iraqi Christians flee the Iraqi city of Mosul. CNS photo/Ahmed Malik, Reuters
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As the last Iraqi Christians in Mosul fled the city, Pope Francis urgently called for prayers, dialogue and peace. More ...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Our Diocese Today
Sobering Statistics, Call to Action
During the month of June, Bishop O'Connell met with priests working in all four counties of the Diocese of Trenton for his annual pre-summer report on the "State of the Diocese." in his prepared remarks the Bishop shared the following information: More ...

Thursday, July 10, 2014
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7/23/2014 - Study: College choices can steer men toward thinking about priesthood
7/19/2014 - Teens embark on summer mission trip serving others 
7/18/2014 - Organizations suggest ways to help unaccompanied minor migrants

7/18/2014 - Vatican to support help for 'humanitarian emergency' of child migrants
7/18/2014 - Pope urges Israeli, Palestinian leaders to end Holy Land hostilities
7/16-2014 - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults training workshop slated for July 26
7/11/2014 - Vatican appoints first woman rector of pontifical university in Rome


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Happy 102nd Birthday!
Retired Archbishop Peter L. Gerety of Newark, N.J., celebrates his 102nd birthday July 19. More ...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Welcome, Father Cullen
Father Harold Cullen was installed as the new pastor of St. Catharine-St. Margaret Parish, Spring Lake, during the 10:30 a.m. Mass July 20 by Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M. More ...

Monday, July 21, 2014
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Teens embark on summer mission trip serving others
For five teens in Precious Blood Parish, Monmouth Beach, the summer season kicked off with a week spent in the service of others. More ...

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Begin Again
NEW YORK -- Competent pop tunes are strung together by a hackneyed plot line in the romantic comedy "Begin Again" (Weinstein). More ...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
July 27 - Obtaining eternal life requires sacrifices along the way
Not only do we need patience and the long view of history to understand the kingdom of God, we also need a deep sense of wisdom – perhaps a bit of wiliness – in finding that kingdom present in our lives. Jesus’ teaching on this 17th Sunday turns our attention to what it is that we are willing to sacrifice in order to achieve the kingdom. More ...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
FAITH ALIVE -- A modern, decades-old document on evangelization
In October, when the Synod of Bishops meets in Rome to discuss the issues facing the modern family, Pope Francis will beatify one of his predecessors, Pope Paul VI. More ...

Friday, June 27, 2014
Pope Francis
Pope: Stop throwaway culture now before another generation is lost
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis urged a group of economists and financiers to help reverse the current "throwaway" culture and put people at the center -- not the fringes -- of monetary strategies and policies. More ...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
The Sacrament of Penance: "What I Have Done and What I Have Failed to Do": How to Go to Confession (Part III)
Throughout these catechetical presentations, I have spoken of the Catholic Church as a community of faith, prayer and law. More ...

Thursday, June 5, 2014
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SIOUX CITY, Iowa  -- From the back, all the men in the press box at the Sioux City Explorers baseball game looked the same. More ...

Friday, July 18, 2014
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Diocese realigns responsibility for ethnic ministries
When Catholics pray the Creed we profess belief in a Church that is one, holy, catholic and apostolic.  We have always understood “catholic” to mean that the Church is universal, a community of believers of every race and ethnicity in every nation on Earth. More ...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
RAMBLING SPIRIT -- Our history: Built on lives of everyday Christians
I firmly believe that the most assuring thing about being Catholic is how normal we are. Yes, there have been many saints who have lived exceptionally holy lives, but most of us Catholics are masters of the mundane parts of life, fulfilling routine tasks with patience and humility. More ...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
What's Happening
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7/26/2014 - Christmas Carol Festival Workshop
7/26/2014 -
RCIA Team Training
7/26/2014 -
Life in the Spirit seminars
7/26/2014 -
The Origins of Christianity
7/29/2014 -
Bereavement Support Group
7/30/2014 - The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
7/31/2014 -
Bible Study
8/1/2014  -
Spiritual Reading Group

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