Bishop O'ConnellMost Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M.
10th Bishop of Trenton

Memories of a great day!

Seven years ago today, I welcomed Pope Benedict XVI to the campus of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. It was a thrilling, joyful moment in my life and in the history of that great university.

I had the privilege of addressing the Holy Father on behalf of all the Catholic university and college presidents and diocesan superintendents of schools in the United States who came to hear him speak on Catholic education. It is a wonderful memory I will always cherish, especially since only two years later, he named me Bishop of Trenton. [continue reading...]

A Statement from Bishop O'Connell
on the death of Chicago's Cardinal George

The death of His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago, saddens me greatly. During his 17-year tenure as leader of the 2.3 million Catholics in Chicago, Cardinal George was a faithful member of the Board of Trustees of The Catholic University of America in Washington. He served in that capacity during my entire term as president there. [continue reading...]

A Shelter in the Storm -- God's call to be his presence among his people

By Sister Mary Agnes Ryan | Fourth in a Series
Many years ago I heard a homily comparing religious life to lighthouses. Lighthouses are strategically placed along coastlines to guide ships to safety. A lighthouse is just there. It is barely noticed on sunny days and moon-filled nights. But, during storms and moonless nights, the lighthouse is a beacon to guide ships to their destination. It is during the storms and tempests of life that those in peril on the sea look to a lighthouse to get to shore safely. [continue reading...]

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