Mrs. June Eleanor O'Connell, mother of Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., and Mr. Daniel T. O'Connell, associate director of curriculum in the diocesan Department of Catholic Schools, passed away in Morris Hall, Lawrenceville, July 22, 2015, after a lengthy illness. She was 89 years old.
Mrs. O'Connell was born in Philadelphia June, 21, 1926, the second daughter of five children of the late James Patrick and Ella Donnelly. A lifelong resident of Langhorne, Pa., she attended Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Penndel, Pa. and graduated from Maple Point High School in Langhorne.
On July 26, 1946, she married Arthur John O'Connell, Sr., who predeceased her in 2005. Together the couple raised four sons: Arthur John, Jr.; Dennis Raymond; David Michael, and Daniel Timothy. She has one surviving sister, Lorraine Hammond of Bensalem, Pa.; two daughters-in-law, Kathleen and Barbara, and six grandchildren: Sean Michael, Ryan Christopher, Jamie, Kelly, Shannon and Heather. One granddaughter, Tricia, predeceased her in 2004.
Seminarians' Summer Retreat underway Mercy is the main focus of this year’s summer retreat for seminarians, which is taking place this week at Stella Maris Retreat Center in Elberon. The retreat, held about this time each year, provides seminarians of the Diocese with an opportunity for prayer, spiritual growth and fellowship with their fellow seminarians and some of the priests of the Diocese. More ...
NEW YORK -- The disillusionment and ennui of high school seniors, always fertile ground for literature, was perfected in films by John Hughes decades ago.
In the case of "Paper Towns" (Fox), a faithful adaptation of John Green's young-adult novel, the kids discuss their anxieties -- and talk, and talk some more -- for nearly two hours. Seldom does enlightenment dawn, but they gamely plug away.
Any Catholic who enjoys gardening will find much inspiration, both spiritual and practical, in this original compendium written by Margaret Rose Realy, a master gardener, retreat leader and Catholic blogger.
Letting worry out the door while trusting in God The kingdom of God is within you. We've all heard this truth, but few of us fully understand it or make an effort to put it into practice when we need it. In signing off my letters to friends and others, I often write, "May the Lord be your strength and your joy." More ...
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Live well and times will be good
It has been a rough few months for the Church. We are told that disagreeing with the dominant culture by affirming age-old truths is discriminatory and bigoted. Are this summer’s legal decisions harbingers of dark days ahead for those committed to expressing their religious convictions in their daily lives? More ...