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

‘Lives of Faith’ celebrates special anniversaries
in ministry
OurDioceseTodayEach year, The Monitor celebrates milestone anniversaries of priests, deacons and religious sisters and brothers who live and serve among the Catholic faithful of the Diocese of Trenton.

In this year’s “Lives of Faith’ tribute, a supplement to The Monitor’s July 28 issue, the publication acknowledges the men and women who have dedicated their lives in service to the Gospel. [Continue reading ... ]


The Facts of Faith

An Essay by Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M.

O'Connell_NEW_coat of armsAlthough often attributed to the late U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY), I often think of the words first stated by American businessman and statesman Bernard Baruch (d. 1965): “Every man (and woman) has a right to his (her) own opinion, but no man (woman) has a right to be wrong in his (her) facts (Deming, NM, Headlight, January 6, 1950).”

This statement is true in both its assertions. Opinions are easy to formulate, whatever their basis, and people have a right to express them. Knowing facts, however, and stating them honestly takes effort. [Continue reading...]

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