Diocesan News

Advent Programs

Advent Programs Holy Trinity Parish, Bridgewater, will hold confessions on Dec. 18, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Dec. 19, 1 to 1:30 p.m. and Dec. 23, 7:45 to 8:30 p.m.  For information, call (908) 526-2394.   St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish, … Continue reading

An ‘urban hermit’ tells her story

By Robert Duncan Catholic News Service FLORENCE, Italy — Julia Bolton Holloway, a Dante scholar with a doctorate in medieval studies, lives among some of the greatest monuments of the Renaissance. She is also a Catholic “urban hermit,” who practices … Continue reading

Pope to visit synagogue in Rome

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will visit Rome’s synagogue and meet with the city’s Jewish community Jan. 17, the Vatican announced. Invited by Rome’s Chief Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, Pope Francis will be … Continue reading

Bishop calls Catholic men to get off sidelines

By Tony Gutierrez Catholic News Service   PHOENIX — Catholic men must reclaim and live the virtue of Christian masculinity, Phoenix Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted says in his newly released apostolic exhortation, “Into the Breach.” Addressed to Catholic men in … 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