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  • Working Together
    Representatives of religious orders of men and women serving in New Jersey are pictured during a special statewide meeting with New Jersey’s Catholic bishops May 22 in San Alfonso Retreat House, West End
  • Patients connect with Catholic medical professionals via online platform
    Interest in telemedicine and virtual health care has grown steadily among consumers in the United States because of the convenience they offer.
  • Pro-life advocates passionate on why Aid in Dying bill should not be signed

    Dawn Teresa Parkot does not mince words when she speaks about the Aid in Dying bill.

    “I firmly believe that assisted suicide is homicide and those who assist, regardless of their intentions, are guilty of taking a life just as surely as if they participated in a state-sanctioned execution,” Parkot said, using a computer-based communication system to speak.

  • Catholics urged to contact Gov. Murphy on Aid in Dying bill
    State residents are being urged to contact Gov. Phil Murphy after a bill that would allow terminally ill residents to end their lives passed the state Legislature March 25.
  • Aid in Dying bill moves to governor's desk

    A bill that would allow terminally ill residents to end their lives now goes to the New Jersey governor after passing both houses of the state Legislature March 25.

    The Aid in Dying bill, A1504/S1072, passed the Assembly 41-33 and the Senate 21-16.

    Moments before the vote, Assemblyman Jay Webber, R-26, addressed his colleagues, saying, “This bill will make New Jersey neither more compassionate nor more just.”

  • Bishop asks legislators to 'consider the consequences' of 'Aid in Dying' Act
    As a proposed piece of legislation that would allow physicians to assist some terminally ill patients to end their lives moves forward in the NJ State Legislature, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., issued a letter to legislators expressing his opposition as a “bishop, a priest, a man of faith ...  but also as a human being and a son.” In the letter sent Feb. 11, the day that the Catholic Church observes World Day of the Sick,  Bishop O’Connell told legislators that “never again will your responsibility be greater or your decision more important.”   The letter follows:
  • Gov. Murphy signs law doubling funding for nonpublic school security

    Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Jan. 8 a bill that doubles funding for security in nonpublic schools.

    Under the bill, religious and private schools in the state will see security funding increase from $75 to $150 per student. The additional $11.3 million in funding will go to various security measures and upgrades.

  • State Assembly committee OKs NJCC-endorsed anti-hunger bills
    The New Jersey Catholic Conference – the public policy arm of the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey – participated in a Nov. 29 news conference in Trenton to endorse 13 bills aimed at reducing hunger and food waste in New Jersey.
  • Update: Bishop Rodimer leaves lifetime legacy of ministry in Paterson Diocese

    PATERSON – Retired Bishop Frank J. Rodimer of Paterson died Dec. 6 in St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly in Totowa. He was 91.

    When Bishop Rodimer became the sixth bishop of the Diocese Feb. 28, 1978, he had the unique distinction of being installed as the only priest of the Paterson Diocese to have ever been raised to the episcopacy. He retired in 2004. Earlier this year, he moved into St. Joseph’s Home.

  • Diocese of Paterson mourns death of Bishop Emeritus Frank J. Rodimer
    Bishop Emeritus Frank J. Rodimer, who led the Diocese of Paterson from 1978 until his retirement in 2004, died Dec. 6 at the age of 91.

    The announcement was made by Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli, current Bishop of Paterson, who expressed “great sadness” and called upon his flock to remember Bishop Rodimer and all who were close to him in their prayers.

    Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., shared this message upon learning about Bishop Rodimer’s death:  "On behalf of the clergy, religious and faithful of the Diocese of Trenton, I express both our sadness at the passing of Bishop Emeritus Frank Rodimer, sixth bishop and native son of the Diocese of Paterson, and our joyful gratitude for his many years of priestly ministry in the Church.  May God continue to bless the Diocese of Paterson and may Bishop Rodimer rest in the Lord's peace."

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.