A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 14 in Assumption Parish, Wrightstown, for John J. Morris, a radio entrepreneur who is remembered by numerous diocesan staff as being a staunch supporter of the “Black Catholics, Yes!” program. He died Sept. 28 at the age of 91. More ... Friday, October 20, 2017
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in the Philippines Oct. 3 for Father Castor G. Sanchez, a retired priest of the Trenton Diocese. He died Sept. 27 at the age of 82. More ... Friday, October 20, 2017
Divine Word Father Vincent Burke, who formerly served in Blessed Sacrament-Our Lady of the Divine Shepherd Parish, Trenton, and had also spent nearly 50 years ministering in Ghana and on the West Coast of Africa, died Sept. 21 in the Society of the Divine Word Chicago Province in Techny, Ill. He was 83. More ... Friday, October 20, 2017
Funeral services were held in the Sisters’ Chapel of the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, Stella Niagara, N.Y., for Sister Lois Marrah who died Sept. 24. She was 100. More ... Thursday, October 5, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO -- Archbishop George H. Niederauer was remembered for his wit and his gifts as a teacher and spiritual director for two generations of priests during the funeral Mass for the retired leader of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 28 in Our Lady of Peace Residence, Scranton, Pa., for Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister M. Eunice Corcoran, who died April 24. She was 103. More ... Thursday, May 4, 2017
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 27 in St. Lucy Chapel at Villa Walsh, Morristown, for Filippini Sister Angeline Dal Corso, who died March 23. She was 101. More ... Thursday, April 6, 2017
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 29 in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, a worship site of Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony Parish, Hamilton, for Leonard A. Bauersachs who died March 24. He was 69. More ... Thursday, April 6, 2017
Funeral services will be held March 11 in Sacred Heart Church, Riverton, for Constance Giampaolo, the longtime chaplain and spiritual care director in Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, Willingboro, who died March5. She was 61. More ... Friday, March 10, 2017
KATY, Texas -- Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff "Jane Roe" in the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion virtually on demand, died Feb. 18 at an assisted-living facility in Katy. She was 69. More ... Wednesday, February 22, 2017
NEW YORK -- Detective Steven McDonald, the New York City police officer who was paralyzed after being shot in the line of duty 30 years ago and famously forgave his teenage assailant and went on to became a prophetic voice for forgiveness and reconciliation, died Jan. 10. He was 59. More ... Thursday, January 12, 2017
It’s been decades since NYPD Detective Steven McDonald first brought his message of love, compassion and forgiveness to the Catholic schools, religious education programs, service organizations and worthy causes in the Diocese of Trenton.
But when Det. McDonald passed from this life Jan. 10 to the heavenly realm that was undoubtedly his eternal destiny, folks remembered their first encounters with the hero cop like it was yesterday. Unfailingly they spoke of Det. McDonald’s courage as he nobly carried the cross that rendered him paralyzed by a teenager’s gunshot while on routine patrol.
They spoke of his love for his family, and most of all, they spoke of his faith, his “unshakable love of Christ, his message of forgiveness and peace and his focus on doing good, standing up for what was right.” That was how Dominica Vullo, coordinator of religious education in Holmdel’s St. Catharine Parish, put it the day after he died.
St. Catharine is the spiritual home of Det. McDonald’s sister, Clare, a catechist there, and her family: husband Timothy and sons, Matthew and Timmy. It was also, Vullo recalled, a place McDonald came every spring for 10 years to “speak to the Confirmation class. To give his witness.”
There are many beautiful and touching quotes to be found about the impact a teacher has on the life of a student, not simply while the student is in his or her class, but certainly in the years beyond. More ... Thursday, November 3, 2016
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Oct. 8 in St. Benedict Parish, Holmdel, for Sarah M. Sartiano, who served for more than 41 years in St. John Vianney High School, Holmdel. Mrs. Sartiano passed away Oct. 4, at the age of 86. More ... Friday, October 7, 2016
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Aug. 6 in St. Ann Church, Lawrenceville, for Mary Ann Liptak, a longtime teacher in Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, who died Aug. 1. More ... Wednesday, August 10, 2016
NEW YORK -- Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and prolific author who died July 2 at age 87 in his New York home, has been remembered in tributes from around the world for standing up for human dignity and for being a witness to the world of the atrocities of the Holocaust. More ... Wednesday, July 6, 2016