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


A statement from Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M.

JUNE 26, 2015

“Because of the truth which lives in us and will be with us forever: grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love (2 John 1: 2-3).”

“If I am delayed, they will know how to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the Church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth (1 Timothy 3: 15).”

Throughout the centuries the Catholic Church believed what it taught and teaches. It did and does so because those teachings are true, not because they are easy or pleasing. [continue reading...]

JUNE 26, 2015

Supreme Court Decision on Marriage “A Tragic Error” Says President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex “marriage” “is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us,” said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). [see full statement...]

JUNE 18, 2015


1. “LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. [continue reading...]

Praised be the God of All Creation

An essay from Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M. on the On Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si’)

O'Connell-DoT-Coat-of-Arms_UpdatedJan2014In 1226, one of the Catholic Church’s most beloved saints authored a poem that has come to be known as the “Canticle for All Creation.” [continue reading...]

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