EPISCOPAL ARTIFACTS • Personal items of Bishop George W. Ahr are displayed in a grouping, including his zucchetto, personal prayer book, the ciborium given to him by the Romanian Catholic Church, his liturgical gloves worn at solemn Pontifical Mass, along with Bishop McMahon’s sacramentary. John Blaine photos
Pope Francis’ description of the Church as “a pilgrim in time” was brought to life for the Church in New Jersey during a recent exhibit in the Aquinas Institute, Princeton.
It’s been more than 30 years since Dominican Sister Elizabeth Gnam first entered New Jersey State Prison, Trenton, as a chaplain to share God’s love with those incarcerated there. More ... Tuesday, January 29, 2019
On Dec. 8, Anne-Marie Gustavson of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Hightstown, witnessed the beatification of her brother, Bishop Pierre-Lucien Claverie, in the Basilica of Our Lady of Santa Cruz in Oran, Algeria. Following is her reflection. More ... Friday, January 25, 2019
On Aug. 1, 1996, the day Pierre-Lucien Claverie died, his sister, Anne-Marie Gustavson and her husband, Eric, were moving furniture in their Hightstown home. When a portrait of Pierre fell from a shelf and landed on the floor behind a bookcase, Gustavson scrambled to see if it had broken and was relieved to find it undamaged. More ... Thursday, November 15, 2018
Eight parishioners in the Diocese of Trenton were among the hundreds honored as the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre welcomed new members to its ranks during a recent Investiture and Promotion Mass. More ... Thursday, November 15, 2018
Describing today’s trends when it comes to the meaning and purpose of sexuality, Gene Zannetti didn’t mince words: “We’re in a battle. We get a message from the media and society that’s very different from our faith and morals.”
Born Catholic, Zannetti grew up as an altar server who attended Mass. “But I wasn’t completely giving my heart to Jesus.”