Diocesan News

Leaders hope pope-imam meeting bears fruit

By Doreen Abi Raad Catholic News Service BEIRUT — Lebanese leaders in Muslim-Christian dialogue said they hoped Pope Francis’ meeting with Ahmad el-Tayeb, grand imam of al-Azhar University, would lead to new relationships. Maronite Father Fadi Daou, chairman of Adyan, … Continue reading

Supreme Court sends contraceptive case back

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court May 16 sent the Zubik v. Burwell case, which challenges the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive requirement for employers, back to the lower courts. The justices’ unanimous decision, explained … Continue reading

Year of Mercy Schedule

August St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish, Bridgewater, will call out a monthly challenge to parishioners that speaks to Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy throughout the Jubilee Year. Parishioners are asked to sign a challenge poster as acknowledgement of their … Continue reading

Series on the Seven Sacraments

Wise couples invite Christ into their union to strengthen the bond PART VII: Marriage Click here to download a PDF of PART VII: MARRIAGE By Msgr. Charles W. Cicerale Here is a glimpse of the heartfelt love expressed by St. … Continue reading

Red Mass Homily

Homily Reverend Monsignor Thomas J. Mullelly Red Mass, Diocese of Metuchen October 27, 2013  Introduction In today’s first reading from the Book of Sirach, we receive the admonition to call out to the Lord in the midst of our need … Continue reading