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  • Pro-life warriors pray Rosary along Seaside boardwalk

    “Everybody’s thirsty for the Word,” Brigida Alexander said as passers-by glanced curiously at the group of faithful standing along the Seaside Heights boardwalk on a recent Friday morning.

  • Bishop O'Connell calls for prayers to end infanticide
    The U.S. Senate recently failed to pass the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act – legislation that prohibits infanticide by ensuring that a child born alive following an attempted abortion would receive the same degree of care to preserve her or his life and health as would be given to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.

    Our two New Jersey senators, Sen. Cory Booker and Sen. Robert Menendez, voted against the legislation. Please join us in the Diocese of Trenton in a prayer for an end to infanticide.
  • Respect Life contest winners commended in diocesan Masses

    Students selected as first-place winners and runners-up in the diocesan Respect Life contest were recognized during Masses March 3 in each of the Diocese’s four counties.

    Following the contest theme “Every Life – Cherished, Chosen, Sent,” students in kindergarten through eighth grade expressed their deep desire to protect human life, resulting in award-worthy, heartfelt projects expressed in essays, posters or memes.

  • Young people shine in annual Diocesan Respect Life contest
    The respect that elementary school students from around the Diocese have for all life was lovingly and creatively reflected in the works they submitted for the annual diocesan Respect Life contest.
  • A couple that struggles with infertility gets pregnant with twins, only to be told the children will likely not survive.

    A father’s experience of having his newborn son grip his finger, only to pass away 83 hours into his little life.

  • March for Life leaves impression on youth in Diocese
    Students throughout the Diocese of Trenton made their presence known at the 2019 March for Life Jan. 18 in Washington, D.C. – many witnessing the March in person for the first time. Youth from St. Mary Parish, Barnegat, and St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral Parish, Freehold, reflected on the day with a mixture of both pride and sorrow. Their powerful experiences inspired the following testimonies:
  • A reflection on the 2019 March for Life

    Washington D.C. during the March for Life is probably the closest thing that I have ever experienced to being in Canada; the niceness, I mean.

  • At annual Mass for Life, faithful urged to take stand against abortion

    Faithful of all ages gathered Jan. 22 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, to pray for a different tomorrow, one free of abortion, at the annual Mass for Life.

  • Pro-life advocates make voices heard at State House rally

    Nearly 100 sturdy souls stood in the plaza of Trenton’s State House Annex Jan. 22 for the annual Rally for Life, eager to send a clear message to legislators, passers-by and anyone who would listen: They support life in all its forms, at all its stages, from conception to natural death.

  • Diocese's faithful travel to Washington with determination, faith, compassion
    Gwen DeForte of Incarnation-St. James Parish, Ewing, speaks warmly of the four women she remembers in her daily prayers. They are the mothers of her four adopted children.

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.

To report the sexual abuse of minors call our hotline 1-888-296-2965 or email us at

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.