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

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Bishop O’Connell shares rehabilitation journey with CBS3 News

Viewers of Philadelphia CBS3 News were able to spend some time with Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., in a special report that aired Feb. 25, on his recovery and daily rehabilitation work following his amputation surgery Dec. 29.

Bishop O’Connell was interviewed by Pat Ciarrocchi, CBS reporter and news anchor, during a physical therapy session using his prosthetic leg.

An expanded conversation between Ciarrocchi and Bishop O’Connell will also air this Sunday, March 1, in the 8 a.m. time slot (subject to change).

Bishop O’Connell had his lower left leg amputated Dec. 29 after battling several life-threatening infections brought on by his diabetes. He is expected to return to his public ministry during Holy Week.

If you missed the broadcast, or would like to watch it again, it can be found HERE

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Post Crucem, Lucem

Entering into the spirit of Lent by Father Peter Stravinskas

Post crucem, lucem translates as “after the Cross, the light.” It embodies the essence of Christian discipleship. First, it teaches – as did our Lord – that following him requires a person to carry one’s cross. [continue reading...]

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In a recently recorded reflection on the Gospel for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., laments on how quickly Christmas is put away in this secularized culture. He calls upon the faithful to continue to reflect on the meaning of Christmas and the reason that Christ walked among us. His remarks aired live Jan. 23 on WFJS.
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The 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.

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