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The Monitor earns five awards from Catholic Press Association
From left, Catholic Press Awards 2018 winning entries: Best Layout of Article or Column (second place), Best Reporting on Vocations to Priesthood, Religious Life or Diaconate (first place) and Best Multiple Picture Package: News Package (third place).

From left, Catholic Press Awards 2018 winning entries: Best Layout of Article or Column (second place), Best Reporting on Vocations to Priesthood, Religious Life or Diaconate (first place) and Best Multiple Picture Package: News Package (third place).

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

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Recent Galleries, Videos

6/22/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop hosts retreat for first-time pastors/parish administrators
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
Orientation gives new pastors insight to pastoral, logistical workings of parish life
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., hosted a two-day orientation June 20-21 for five priests who are assuming ministries as first-time parish pastors or administrators in parishes around the Diocese. More ...

Friday, June 22, 2018
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
Features
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
NEW YORK -- Apparently, it's time to check in again with everybody's favorite prehistoric era, because here comes "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" (Universal). More ...

Thursday, June 21, 2018
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
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
July 1 - Jairus shows us how to risk it all in faith
The encounter between Jesus and Jairus is always fascinating. The fact that we learn his name, when so many of the people Jesus meets remain anonymous, suggests that he is someone known to the later Christian community. More ...

Sunday, June 24, 2018
FAITH ALIVE -- 'Humanae Vitae' at 50 years
Fifty years after its promulgation, the encyclical "Humanae Vitae" has been labeled "prophetic." More ...

Friday, June 22, 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 Francis: Support life at all stages, avoid 'dirty work of death'
VATICAN CITY -- Behind the indifference toward human life lies a contagious illness that blinds people to the lives, challenges and struggles of others, Pope Francis said. More ...

Monday, June 25, 2018
View stories related to Pope Francis
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
The powerful witness of pure joy
Driving into the property on a long and winding road, I was struck by how the buildings were tucked away in a rather secluded wooded area.  I was greeted by several Sisters as they led me and my priest secretary, Father Michael Wallack, into the main red-brick building to meet Mother Agnes Mary.  I had met her many times over the years and felt very warmly welcomed by her and her assistant.  We went into the refectory (dining room) for a cup of coffee and some conversation about mutual friends, past assignments and our own vocation stories.  It was a delightful chat. Sisters came in and out of the room, greeting us and smiling from ear to ear. More ...

Monday, June 25, 2018
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SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: Former math teacher makes sure girls, women in South Sudan, Haiti learn
WASHINGTON -- It all started with a note pinned to the convent's bulletin board. More ...

Monday, June 25, 2018
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Friday, June 1, 2018
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Commentary
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Evangelizing along the digital highways
Connection vs. isolation? Perfection vs. authenticity? Addiction vs. balanced use? Mention use of digital media, and I'm sure you will find people on either side of the spectrum. More ...

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Mourning is vital to our health
Our culture doesn’t give us easy permission to mourn. Its underlying ethos is that we move on quickly from loss and hurt, keep our griefs quiet, remain strong always and get on with life. More ...

Sunday, June 24, 2018
What's Happening
One Week Snapshot

6/30/2018  - SPLASH Community Service Retreat
7/4/2018   - Blood drive
7/4/2018   - The Life of St. Teresa of Avila

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Friday, June 15, 2018
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