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OUR DIOCESE TODAY: Mass in Co-Cathedral on eve of March for Life to be live streamed; Bishop urges flock to defend 'most fundamental human right'
The diocesan family will gather Jan. 18 in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold, for a special Preparatory Mass to pray for a renewed respect and protection for life at all its stages. Celebrated by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., and concelebrated by Msgr. Sam Sirianni, Co-Cathedral rector, the 7 p.m. Mass is offered particularly for those who will travel to Washington D.C. the next morning to take part in the annual March for Life, and many others who wish to show their spiritual support. More ...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Preparatory Mass before March for Life
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Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., celebrates a special Mass at the Co-cathedral of St. Robert Bellarm...

Recent Galleries, Videos

1/17/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- MLK Service Project in Visitation Home, Yardville
1/17/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- MLK Service Project in CYO Broad Street Center

1/15/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- MLK Service Project in St. Isaac Jogues, Marlton

1/15/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- MLK Service Day in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral

1/14/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop celebrates Mass in St. Hedwig Church, Trenton

1/7/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop celebrates Mass for Epiphany in Manalapan parish

1/6/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Epiphany celebration in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral
1/5/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Mercer County CYO Holiday Tournament

1/2/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- New Year's Day Mass with Bishop, Haitian community
1/26/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Christmas Day dinner in St. Mary Parish, Barnegat
12/26/2017- PHOTO GALLERY -- Christmas Around the Diocese

12/26/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Midnight Mass in St. Ann Church, Keansburg

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Monday, September 25, 2017
News
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
President Trump to address March for Life crowd live via satellite
WASHINGTON – White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced at her daily press briefing Jan. 17 that President Donald Trump will become the first president to address the March for Life live from the White House Rose Garden via satellite. More ...

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Pope challenges Chilean youth to ask, 'What would Christ do?'

SANTIAGO, Chile – Pope Francis challenged young Chileans, telling them to always ask themselves, "What would Christ do in my place?"

"At school, at university, when outdoors, when at home, among friends, at work, when taunted: 'What would Christ do in my place?'" he told thousands of young people who came from all over Latin America and Chile to a youth rally Jan. 17 at Santiago's Maipu shrine.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Features
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Courtroom-style talk aims to prove existence of God using law, nature
As often does in Catholic ministry, a budding friendship and common interest in defending the faith has grown into a mission for two parishioners of St. Veronica, Howell. More ...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
The Post

NEW YORK -- The oddest scenes in "The Post" (Fox), a nostalgic account of The Washington Post's publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1971, involve Meryl Streep as that newspaper's owner, Katharine Graham, hovering about its press and linotype rooms.

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Friday, January 12, 2018
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
Jan 21 - All of us stand in need of conversion
As Jesus emerges from the wilderness after 40 days of preparation, he begins his public ministry with a clear and very succinct statement of intent: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the Gospel.” More ...

Sunday, January 14, 2018
Faith Alive: Sacrament series: Confirmation

The second installment of the Faith Alive series on the Sacraments offers insights on Confirmation, a Sacrament replete with the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit.

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Friday, January 12, 2018
Community Roundup
Immaculata University to host Duffy's Cut art exhibit
Immaculata University will host a reception to kick-off an exhibit of Duffy’s Cut paintings by artist Fred Danziger at Gabriele Library Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. More ...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Pope Francis
Fear becomes sin when it leads to hostility toward migrants, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – Being afraid and concerned about the impact of migration is not a sin, Pope Francis said, but it is a sin to let those fears lead to a refusal to help people in need. More ...

Monday, January 15, 2018
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
A message from Bishop O'Connell: Life is the most fundamental right of all
In recent years, many moral concerns have been grouped together in the Church under the rubric “Respect Life” and efforts to raise consciousness about them. More ...

Thursday, January 11, 2018
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SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: After fleeing Iraq, Chaldean Catholic now makes faith-based films
WASHINGTON -- Pete Shilaimon was not making movies in Hollywood, his current job, when he fled Iraq. More ...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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Commentary
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Assisted suicide: It's about all of us
Even after working on an issue for decades, you can come across one thing that shifts your perception of what it's about. More ...

Thursday, January 18, 2018
How do you echo your faith?
Catholic singer-songwriter Matt Maher is the dad of three kids under the age of six, and he realizes that they learned to talk by echoing what they heard him and his wife say. More ...

Thursday, January 18, 2018
What's Happening
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1/22/2018  - Diocesan Mass for Life
1/22/2018  - Evening of prayer
1/24/2018  - Personal Retreat Days
1/24/2018  - The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
1/25/2018  - Study of St. John of the Cross

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