Diocesan News

Pope meets royal couple at Vatican

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the duchess of Cornwall, met April 4 with Pope Francis at the Vatican. The pope and the British royals spoke privately for 27 minutes. The Vatican did not issue … Continue reading

Holy Week Schedule

Metuchen Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi Masses: April 8 – 5 p.m., 7 p.m.; April 9 – 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (Blessing of Palms and Procession) 12:30 p.m.; April 10 – 7 a.m., 8 a.m., Chrism Mass … Continue reading

Ash Wednesday: rituals and symbols

By Paul Senz Catholic News Service Our society is not one that readily embraces the idea of sacrifice. There is little recognition of the profound benefits of self-denial and of giving completely of oneself to others — and to God. … Continue reading