Sign up for email alerts from The Monitor | Diocese of Trenton
The Monitor | Diocese of Trenton, NJ  
Advanced Search


home : news : our church July 23, 2018

Rome Diocese opens sainthood process for young Italian mother
ROME -- The Diocese of Rome formally opened the sainthood process for a young Italian wife and mother who avoided inducing a premature birth and invasive treatment for cancer while she was pregnant. More ...
Monday, July 23, 2018

Pope calls for respect for migrants amid rising number of deaths at sea
VATICAN CITY -- With the rising death toll of migrants and refugees attempting the treacherous voyage across the Mediterranean Sea, Pope Francis urged world leaders to act to prevent further tragedy. More ...
Monday, July 23, 2018
Pope adds teen to list of saints to be declared in October
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has added an Italian teenager to the list of people he will formally recognize as saints Oct. 14 during the monthlong meeting of the world Synod of Bishops on young people.

During an "ordinary public consistory" July 19, Pope Francis announced he would declare Blessed Nunzio Sulprizio a saint the same day he will canonize Blesseds Oscar Romero, Paul VI and four others.
 More ...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Society needs Church's 'gorgeous prescriptions for human love,' activist says
NAPA, Calif. -- Americans continue to pursue "this ridiculous path" of "unlinking sex and marriage and kids, while calling what is actually falling apart 'flying,'" said one of America's foremost Catholic feminist thinkers. More ...
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Costa Rica, Nicaragua preparing to receive World Youth Day pilgrims
SAN FRANCISCO – Panama isn't the only country that will host World Youth Day pilgrims in January. More ...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Documents show Pope Paul VI did not act alone on 'Humanae Vitae'

VATICAN CITY – Documents in the Vatican Secret Archives and the archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith prove it was a "myth" that Blessed Paul VI largely set out on his own in writing "Humanae Vitae," the 1968 encyclical on married love and the regulation of births.

In anticipation of the encyclical's 50th anniversary, Pope Francis gave special access to the archives to Msgr. Gilfredo Marengo, a professor at Rome's Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences.

 More ...
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Catholic organizations playing key role in reunification of children

WASHINGTON – Some migrant children younger than 5 separated from their families by the government were recently reunited with loved ones with help from Catholic organizations.

About two dozen families in all were brought back together July 9 with help from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Migration and Refugee Services, Catholic Charities USA and a network of other agencies from around the country.

 More ...
Friday, July 13, 2018
Pope Francis advances sainthood causes of young teens
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis issued decrees advancing the sainthood causes of four candidates, including two young teenagers who heroically lived the Christian virtues. More ...
Friday, July 6, 2018
Msgr. John B. Szymanski, pillar of two dioceses, mourned at funeral Masses
Funeral services were held July 2 and 3 in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Old Bridge, for Msgr. John B. Szymanski, vicar general emeritus of the Metuchen Diocese and a native of the Trenton Diocese. More ...
Friday, July 6, 2018
Vatican releases schedule of Pope's trip to Baltic nations
VATICAN CITY -- Twenty-five years after St. John Paul II visited Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, Pope Francis will make the same three-nation visit Sept. 22-25, stopping at a number of the same places as his saint-predecessor. More ...
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Catholic bishops visit border, call for urgent reunification of children
SAN JUAN, Texas – In less than 48 hours, a group of Catholic bishops saw the faces of triumph and relief from migrants who had been recently released by immigration authorities, but ended their two-day journey to the border with a more "somber" experience, visiting detained migrant children living temporarily within the walls of a converted Walmart. More ...
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Pope at pallium Mass: Jesus wants disciples unafraid to aid others
VATICAN CITY -- God wants his disciples to bring his mercy and love to everyone, everywhere on earth, which means it may cost them their "good name," comfort and their life, Pope Francis said on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. More ...
Friday, June 29, 2018
Local leaders react to humanitarian crisis at U.S.-Mexico border
Although the Trump Administration reports that parents and children seeking entry and often asylum in the United States are no longer actively being separated, questions remain about how many children are being detained without their parents, and how they will be reunited with their families.  

Concerns also persist surrounding the treatment of asylum-seekers going forward, with calls for a more humane way of treating those who have fled violence and fear in their native countries. 
 More ...
Friday, June 29, 2018
Relic of early pope, found by waste company, given to London cathedral

LONDON – A relic of bones of an early pope was given to the Catholic Church after it was stolen from a car and recovered by a waste disposal company.

Three fragments of a bone said to belong to St. Clement I, a first-century martyr who was ordained a bishop by St. Peter the Apostle, were presented to London's Westminster Cathedral June 19 by James Rubin, owner of Enviro Waste.

 More ...
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Trump signs executive order stopping family separation policy

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.

 More ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Bishops 'cannot, in good faith, endorse' new GOP immigration bill, migration chairman says
WASHINGTON – The U.S. bishops "cannot, in good faith, endorse" an immigration bill submitted by the House's Republican leadership, said Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas, chairman of the bishops' Committee on Migration. More ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Update: Abuse allegation levied against Cardinal McCarrick

WASHINGTON -- Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, said June 20 he will no longer exercise any public ministry "in obedience" to the Vatican after an allegation he abused a teenager 47 years ago was found credible.

 More ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Pope supports U.S. bishops' criticism of 'immoral' immigration policy

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis said he stands with the U.S. bishops who recently condemned the Trump Administration's policy on immigration that has led to children being held in government shelters while their parents are sent to federal prisons.

"I am on the side of the bishops' conference," Pope Francis said in an interview. "Let it be clear that in these things, I respect [the position of] the bishops' conference."

 More ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Big book of numbers: Vatican volume tracks church statistics
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis called for a special Synod of Bishops to focus on the Amazon region not primarily because of the rainforest's key role in the ecological health of the planet, but mostly because he sees pastoral needs there that require special attention. More ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
At meeting in Florida, U.S. bishops decry Sessions' asylum decision
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.  -- The U.S. bishops June 13 decried U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision that asylum seekers fleeing domestic or gang violence cannot find protection in the United States. More ...
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Pope's August visit to Ireland will include quick trip to Knock
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis' brief visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families Aug. 25-26 will include a quick trip to the Marian shrine at Knock and a special meeting with homeless families. More ...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018



Subscription Login
LOGIN | SUBSCRIBE

From the Bishop
Pope Francis







ACA_2018_WebAd_bottom_12.5x2_WEB.jpg

The Monitor, 701 Lawrenceville Road, P.O. Box 5147, Trenton, NJ 08638-0147 | PHONE: 609-406-7404 | FAX: 609-406-7423 | Monitor@DioceseofTrenton.org

Copyright © 2018 | TrentonMonitor.com | All Rights Reserved.
Any use of materials on this website, including reproduction, modification or distribution without the prior written consent of the Diocese of Trenton is strictly prohibited.

Software © 1998-2018 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved