‘Much Ado’ about Season of Lent
A Lenten message from Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M.
No serious study of English Literature can be complete without consideration of the works of William Shakespeare. One of his classic comedies, “Much Ado about Nothing,” presents a tale of love and deception in a humorous way with characters caught up in its unfolding drama. [more...]
Bishop’s pastoral letter available as podcast
The “Year of Mercy,” a celebration of the unfailing mercy of God is a time for all Catholics “to put our faith and trust and hope in him, in his mercy, in his truth,” says Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., in a pastoral letter to the people of the Diocese of Trenton.
Officially released Sept. 14, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the letter, titled “Mercy and Truth Shall Meet,” reflects on the relationship between mercy and truth in light of the Holy Year of Mercy announced by Pope Francis.
“Mercy is the love freely shown to us by God who first reveals himself to us and makes his presence known and felt. Mercy is a free gift of God that, when given, draws us into God’s very being, making God present ‘to’ us and then, ‘through’ us to others.”
Click image to listen to Bishop's pastoral letter for the Year of Mercy.