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Trump signs executive order stopping family separation policy
President Donald Trump is seen with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Vice President Mike Pence at the White House June 20 prior to signing an executive order to halt the separation of families. CNS photo/Leah Millis, Reuters

President Donald Trump is seen with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Vice President Mike Pence at the White House June 20 prior to signing an executive order to halt the separation of families. CNS photo/Leah Millis, Reuters

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 that halts his administration's family separation policy for families who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

The executive order seeks to work around a 1997 consent decree that bars the federal government from keeping children in immigration detention – even if they are with their parents – for more than 20 days. The executive order instructs the attorney general to seek federal court permission to modify the consent decree.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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6/20/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Msgr. Brady Retirement Mass
6/11/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- St. Mary of the Lakes, Medford, 75th Anniversary Mass

6/6/2018 - PHOTO GALLERIES -- 2018 High School Baccalaureate Masses/Commencement Exercises

6/5/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Corpus Christi Procession in Sacred Heart Parish, Trenton
6/4/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2018 Priest Ordination -- Blessing of Chalices, Entrance Procession, Liturgy of the Word

6/4/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2018 Priest Ordination -- Rite of Ordination, Liturgy of the Eucharist, Blessing of Bishop

6/4/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2018 Priest Ordination -- Congratulations and First Blessings
6/3/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- St. John Vianney Softball - State Title Win
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Monday, April 2, 2018
News
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
Young adults flock to Princeton for Theology on Tap with Bishop O'Connell
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., returned to Theology on Tap in Princeton June 20 for fellowship with young adults of the Diocese, and a discussion that laid bare the realities of the Church by the numbers and what role young adults have to play. More ...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The Monitor earns five awards from Catholic Press Association
The Monitor, newspaper of the Diocese of Trenton, was honored with five awards and an honorable mention during the Catholic Press Association’s annual three-day Catholic Media Conference, including a first-place award for Best Reporting on Vocations and third-place recognition for Newspaper of the Year. More ...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Features
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Incredibles 2
NEW YORK -- The first family of superheroes returns in "Incredibles 2" (Disney), the highly anticipated sequel to a much-loved 2004 animated film. More ...

Saturday, June 16, 2018
A Father's Day story: stepping in when the biological dad steps out
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Katherine Babcock was in college studying toward an arts degree when she found out she was pregnant. The child's father, her best friend of 10 years, could not cope with the news. More ...

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
June 24 - John the Baptist points us in the direction of salvation
Not many celebrations in the liturgical calendar are so important that they interrupt the normal cycle of Sundays. However, this Sunday, June 24, is one of them. More ...

Sunday, June 17, 2018
FAITH ALIVE: Increasing Mass attendance
How do we, as Catholics, make our parishes, liturgies, programs and processes more appealing to Catholics and non-Catholics alike? More ...

Friday, June 15, 2018
Community Roundup
St. Francis celebrates second year of mentoring program
St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, recently hosted a year-end luncheon to celebrate the second year of its Big Brothers/Big Sisters mentor program. The celebration included lunch, trivia games and testimonials from the 24 mentors and 18 students. More ...

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Pope Francis
Pope: Commandments are God's loving words, not oppressive commands
VATICAN CITY -- The Ten Commandments given by God are meant to protect his children from self-destruction; they are not harsh rules meant to enslave and oppress, Pope Francis said. More ...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
A message from Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M. -- Taking the opportunity to express our love for our dads
Like many veterans of World War II who lived through its conflicts and loss of life, my Dad didn’t talk a lot about what he witnessed.  More ...

Friday, June 15, 2018
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SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: At U.S. Open, priest has chance to minister and enjoy his favorite sport
LONG ISLAND, N.Y. -- Several hours before Brooks Koepka captured his second straight U.S. Open golf championship June 17 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, Father Tom Guido continued a personal Father's Day tradition by celebrating Mass at his 16th straight U.S. Open. More ...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Friday, June 1, 2018
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Commentary
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Heroism in the face of terror
On Aug. 21, 2015, longtime friends Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone were making their way from Amsterdam to Paris on a high-speed train. . More ...

Monday, June 18, 2018
Stirring the smoldering ashes of our faith
Anyone who has ever watched a fire knows that at a point the flames subside and disappear into smoldering coals which themselves eventually cool and turn into cold, grey ash. More ...

Monday, June 18, 2018
What's Happening
One Week Snapshot

6/23/2018  - Jordan's Roses - FlipFlops Faith & Friends
6/24/2018  - Summer Camp
6/24/2018  - St. John the Baptist Mass with Knights of Malta
6/25/2018  - Golf classic
6/25/2018  - Vacation Bible School
6/25/2018  - Golf classic
6/25/2018  - Knights of Malta Mass
6/25/2018  - Carnival
6/26/2018  - Carnival
6/26/2018  - Discussion Series: All About Dementia!
6/27/2018  - Personal Retreat Days
6/27/2018  - The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
6/28/2018  - Study of St. John of the Cross
6/29/2018  - Yard sale
6/29/2018  - Movie Night

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Friday, June 15, 2018
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