2014 News Stories with The Monitor


Here is a list of news stories I wrote in 2014 for The Monitor, the newspaper of the Diocese of Trenton.



11/18/2014  Assisted suicide bill rejects God's design for life, death, says bishop

TRENTON -- The state of New Jersey is "now on the road" to legalizing physician-assisted suicide, but "it is an option and a choice that we should never make," said Trenton Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M.

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11/10/2014  Diocese receives awards for video work that stands up to giants

Two programs produced by the diocesan Department of Radio and TV have been awarded 2014 Silver Davey Awards, which exclusively honor the “Davids” of creativity, the finest small firms, agencies and companies in the world....


11/6/2014  Diocese marks All Souls' Feast with Mass

For the Feast of All Souls, about 130 faithful came to remember and pray for the beloved deceased, and especially those who have no one to remember them, during a Mass celebrated at St. Mary Mausoleum, Hamilton....

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11/6/2014  Luncheon offers time of self-care for spiritual caretakers

Those who provide spiritual care to the wounded and broken are strengthened when their own spiritual and pastoral needs are met....



10/27/2014  Freehold parish marks 150 years of living the Gospel

To the sound of trumpets, an organ and a choir, a procession of about a dozen priests with Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., entered St. Rose of Lima Church, Freehold, to begin the parish’s 150th anniversary Mass Oct. 26.

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10/27/2014  Service of deacons appreciated at convocation The 2014 Convocation of Deacons, with the theme "Love Your Neighbor as Yourself: A Deacon's Ministry to Self and Others," was a true community-building event for the deacons of the Diocese....


10/23/2014  UPDATED: Sto Lat! After 110 years, St. Hedwig Parish remains a vibrant presence in Trenton community, Diocese

Radoslaw Dlugowski was heartened to witness the 110th anniversary celebration of St. Hedwig Parish and the 90th anniversary of the building of the church because he finds it to be “a good church and a great community.”

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10/23/2014  Convocation for catechetical leaders calls for prayer

The leaders of parish catechetical programs across the Diocese enjoyed camaraderie, received encouragement and learned important leadership skills at the annual convocation for catechetical leaders Oct. 16 in St. Vincent de Paul Church, Yardville....



10/23/2014  Bishop blesses St. John Paul II statue and chapel

A new statue of St. John Paul II and a chapel with new religious art in St. Hedwig Parish, Trenton, were blessed by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., on Oct. 19.

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