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

Revelations about Planned Parenthood practices must bring us to our senses

O'Connell-DoT-Coat-of-Arms_UpdatedJan2014A message from Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M.

AUG. 3, 2015 - I am sure that most people who have watched recent video revelations and news reports showing the harvesting and selling of organs and body parts from aborted human fetuses by Planned Parenthood are horrified. Although the Catholic Church in the United States has always been highly suspicious and hugely critical of Planned Parenthood because of its support for abortion as an aspect of “reproductive rights,” the dissection of aborted human fetuses goes far beyond what any decent and rational human being could perceive or present as a right. [continue reading...]

A look back at the ordination of Bishop O’Connell

OurDioceseTodayBIS_ODTCoverJULY 30, 2015 – Five years ago today, history was made in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, when Coadjutor Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., was ordained to the episcopacy for the Diocese of Trenton.  Nearly 1,500 loved ones, friends and well-wishers filled the cathedral to capacity and spilled out into the streets as the man who would become the 10th Bishop of Trenton was consecrated by Bishop John M. Smith, 9th Bishop of Trenton, along with Archbishop John J. Myers of Newark, and Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C.
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Revisit the Ordination of Bishop O’Connell in this extraordinary retrospective package compiled by The Monitor, including articles, photo galleries and video. 


A message from Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M.
The Catholic Church's Code of Canon Law has this to say about bishops:
Bishops, who by divine institution succeed to the place of the Apostles through the Holy Spirit who has been given to them, are constituted pastors in the Church, so that they are teachers of doctrine, priests of sacred worship, and ministers of governance (canon 375.1). [continue reading...]

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