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

A statement by the Diocese of Trenton concerning alleged sexual abuse by Father Nilo S. Apura

NEW_Diocese of Trenton Crest_2emIt is with heavy hearts that we report an allegation of sexual abuse by a priest serving in the Diocese of Trenton.

On Aug. 18, we received an allegation of sexual abuse committed by Father Nilo S. Apura against a 16-year-old minor. The complaint was based on abuse alleged to have taken place in Trenton.  It is the only complaint that we have received about Father Apura, and it has no connection to St. Martha Parish in Point Pleasant, where he has been serving as pastor. [continue reading...]

Understanding the meaning, promise of Baptism

OurDioceseTodayThe Baptism of a child is a joyful, but pivotal time in which the relationship between the Catholic family and their practice of the faith can either be positively or negatively impacted. [continue reading...]

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In Education

New school year a time for introspection

M_29JoAnn Tier, Superintendent of Catholic Schools

While summer may appear to be a time off, in actuality, it is a time “on” for administrators and teachers. It provides the space to delve into and discover more about the artistry of teaching and learning. It is a time for professional reading. It is time to ponder changes in delivery that will engage students. It is time to think about how students learn, to reflect on the application of instructional strategies that will create interest, ensure academic rigor and promote continuous learning. [continue reading...]

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Diocesan Child Protection Efforts >>

promiseProtect_NEW_artThe Diocese of Trenton is committed to the initiatives outlined in the U.S. Bishop's Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in regard to the reporting and investigation of sexual abuse allegations involving minors.
If you have been sexually abused as a minor by a member of the clergy or anyone representing the Catholic Church, or if you know of someone who was, you can report that abuse through the diocesan Abuse Hotline.

To report the sexual abuse of minors call our hotline 1-888-296-2965 or email us at

Please note: The Diocese of Trenton reports any allegations of sexual abuse to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. Anyone with an allegation is also encouraged to provide that information to local law enforcement authorities.
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