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Women work in the sewing area at UTC Aerospace Systems in Phoenix July 11. The plant manufacturers aircraft emergency evacuation slides. Labor Day, honoring U.S. workers, is observed Sept. 1 this year. CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec
Women work in the sewing area at UTC Aerospace Systems in Phoenix July 11. The plant manufacturers aircraft emergency evacuation slides. Labor Day, honoring U.S. workers, is observed Sept. 1 this year. CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec
This year Pope Francis canonized Saint John XXIII and Saint John Paul II. Both made immense contributions to the social teaching of the Church on the dignity of labor and its importance to human flourishing. St. John Paul II called work "probably the essential key to the whole social question" (Laborem Exercens, No. 3) and St. John XXIII stressed workers are "entitled to a wage that is determined in accordance with the precepts of justice" (Pacem in Terris, No. 20). More ...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Our Diocese Today
From cradle to grave ... what the numbers say about us
I hope that these brief informational inserts in “Our Diocese Today” are helping Catholics in the Diocese of Trenton learn more about our local Church. It is important, especially as people form opinions, that they have the facts. More ...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Latest Posts

8/28/2014 - PHOTO GALLERY Catholic Women of Zion rally
8/17/2014 - PHOTO GALLERY Bishop celebrates Mass for Peace

8/16/2014 - PHOTO GALLERY Ecumenical effort feeds Lacey Township area hungry this summer

8/16/2014 - PHOTO GALLERY Papal beatification Mass for Korean martyrs
8/16/2014 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Asian Youth Day

8/15/2014 - PHOTO GALLERY Feast of the Assumption in Point Pleasant Beach

8/15/2014 - PHOTO GALLERY Papal Mass in World Cup Stadium

News
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Prison ministry volunteers sought
The diocesan Office of Jail and Prison Ministry invites Catholics to discover the power of forgiveness and experience hope and mercy by serving as volunteers, meeting the spiritual needs of our imprisoned brothers and sisters. An informative orientation session will be held Sept. 20 in the Chancery from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to recruit volunteers to work in this rewarding and challenging ministry in the diocese. More ...

Friday, August 29, 2014
Child refugees on our borders - What Would Jesus Do?
For many months, Jesus has been walking across our border with Mexico but too few of us are recognizing him in the faces of children fleeing violence, persecution and hunger – fleeing homelands where there are more gang members than police. More ...

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Features
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Church, parish groups nurture unique spiritual lives of women
In a culture where individuals spend much of their time pursuing the things that they want, hundreds of Catholic women across the Diocese of Trenton have dedicated themselves to the question of what they need, especially in terms of their spiritual lives and their relationships with God. More ...

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Three books look at saint-making process and lives of the saints
Most Catholics know that we are living in a great age of saint-making and that St. John Paul II canonized more men and women during his papacy than any pope before him. What may surprise them is that Pope Francis in his short time as pope has already canonized more saints than John Paul. More ...

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
Aug. 31 - We have much to learn from persecuted Christians
The path to discipleship – whether for the immediate disciples of Jesus or the prophets and Israelite people of the Old Testament – is never really an easy one. More ...

Monday, August 25, 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: Being envious, mean-spirited may be human, but it's not Christian
VATICAN CITY -- Envy, jealousy and meanness are human instincts, but they are not Christian, since the division they cause among believers is the work of the devil, Pope Francis said. More ...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
The more things change, the more they remain the same
One of the guilty pleasures I enjoy is going to the diner for breakfast, especially at the shore. Who feels like going through all the fuss of cooking breakfast for yourself when it’s much easier just to sit down at the counter and hear someone say “the usual?” More ...

Thursday, August 28, 2014
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DETROIT -- Thom Mann believes Catholics in the Detroit metro area have always wanted to see Detroit's beautiful, historic inner-city churches filled again -- many have even wanted to visit themselves -- but just needed "a little push" to do so. More ...

Friday, August 29, 2014
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Let us remember what Labor Day is about
Once, as a kid, I asked my dad: “Why do they call it ‘Labor Day’ when everyone is off work?” More ...

Friday, August 29, 2014
A look back at a time when politicians took bold action

The huge influx of unaccompanied minors crossing the border shines a glaring spotlight on the lack of leadership of our elected officials. There are politicians and demagogues but no leaders.

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Monday, August 25, 2014
What's Happening
One Week Snapshot

9/6/2014  - Car Wash & Multi-family garage sale
9/6/2014  - Art Show
9/6/2014  - Art Show Fundraiser
9/7/2014  - Parish Picnic
9/9/2014  - Rules for Discernment
9/9/2014  - Bereavement Support Group
9/10/2014 - The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
9/11/2014 - Bible Study
9/12/2014 - Spiritual Reading Group

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