Diocesan News

2016 Advent Schedule

St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish, Bridgewater, will hold the Sacrament of Reconciliation Mondays 7 to 8 p.m. during Advent. For information, call (908)725-0552.   Dec. 10 and 17, 11 a.m. and after the 7 p.m. Mass – St. John Vianney … Continue reading

USCCB elects president, vice president

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service BALTIMORE — Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston was elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Nov. 15 for a three-year term to begin at the conclusion of the bishops’ … Continue reading

Priests to celebrate Mass outdoors after earthquake

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service ROME — Priests in central Italy were instructed to celebrate Mass outdoors following another devastating earthquake that rocked the region and brought one its most spiritually and historically significant churches tumbling down. Cardinal … Continue reading

Franciscans help men understand parenting role

By Tom Tracy Catholic News Service HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — When Franciscan Brother Jay Rivera first started volunteering at Miami-area crisis pregnancy centers, he noticed mothers inside taking classes and consulting staff while dads typically sat outside on the curb or … Continue reading