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

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With Election Day approaching, we have received a number of inquiries from members of the faithful in regard to voting. This is a good opportunity to re-issue our document “Informing Catholic Consciences,” which provides the Church’s position on some of the moral and social issues that Catholic voters should keep in mind when going to the polls on Nov. 4.

I also recommend that members of the Diocese become familiar with "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship," a document put out by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops that provides excellent guidance on moral principles. You may access the document HERE

It is important to reiterate that the Catholic Church does not endorse any political party or candidate, nor does it authorize the use of any voter guide or other voting instrument. [continue reading...]

Do you hear me calling?

A message from Most Reverend David M. O’Connell, C.M.

The word “vocation” contains a root etymology from the Latin verb “vocare” meaning “to call.” A vocation is defined as a “calling.” It can apply to a job or a way of life that a person feels strongly drawn to or “called” by the work itself and those in need of it. Doctors, nurses and social workers frequently refer to their professions as “vocations.” [continue reading...]

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