Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., administers Holy Communion during this year’s Easter Vigil in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton. Craig Pittelli photo
One of the most troubling things I read all summer was the finding of a Pew Research Study released August 5 that only 31 percent, or one-third of current, self-identifying Catholics believe that the bread and wine consecrated at Mass BECOME AND ARE the Body and Blood of Christ.
This belief, described and known since the Middle Ages as “transubstantiation” in Catholic doctrine, has been and remains a core conviction of the Catholic faith since the Lord Jesus first spoke the words, “This is my Body ... this is my Blood,” at the Last Supper (Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:18-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-25). “Do this in memory of me.” More ...
As the church of St. David the King, Princeton Junction, began to fill the afternoon of Aug. 17 for a multi-cultural Catholic celebration, it was clear that unity and diversity were abundantly present.
Our Promise to Protect The Diocese of Trenton is committed to the initiatives outlined in the U.S. Bishop's Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in regard to the reporting and investigation of sexual abuse allegations involving minors.
If you have been sexually abused as a minor by a member of the clergy or anyone representing the Catholic Church, or if you know of someone who was, you can report that abuse through the diocesan Abuse Hotline.
Please note: The Diocese of Trenton reports any allegations of sexual abuse to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. Anyone with an allegation is also encouraged to provide that information to local law enforcement authorities.
To read more about Child Protection efforts in the Trenton Diocese, click here.