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Exhibit documents story of the Diocese of Trenton
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
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.

 
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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Positive messages conveyed in 'The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part'
NEW YORK – Everything is (still) awesome in "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part" (Warner Bros.), a spirited and amusing sequel to 2014's "The Lego Movie." More ...
Friday, February 8, 2019
'Ministry of presence' at heart of Sister Gnam's call to serve prisoners
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
Mater Dei Prep, St. Mary students on mission to make global impact

“There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected.” ~ President Franklin D. Roosevelt

President Roosevelt may have been speaking to those of The Greatest Generation, but human rights activists believe the call to action is equally important to the young people of today.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019
Hightstown parishioner travels to Algeria for beatification of bishop brother
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
Senior parents discuss continuous caring for special-needs children

Barbara Malanak is fond of pointing out that everyone walks a different path in life.

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Older Catholics reflect on childhood and the family, neighborhood traditions that helped form their faith
Not long before my mom went to live in an assisted living facility, she was sitting at her kitchen table reminiscing about her childhood More ...
Friday, November 30, 2018
Hightstown parishioner to travel to Algeria, where bishop brother will be beatified by Church
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
Diocese's faithful among Knights, Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre honored
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
Young adult program on sexuality, faith focuses on being honest with God in all aspects of life

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.”

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
After 5 years on dialysis, Freehold parishioner receives kidney from family friend

“Place your trust in God. If he brings you to it, he’ll bring you through it.”

That phrase, or some variation thereof, has undoubtedly been invoked by many faithful in times of trial and tribulation.

For Susan Zuber, 61, that sentiment – along with her steadfast faith – helped her weather five years of dialysis treatment before finally receiving a kidney transplant in August.

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Friday, November 2, 2018



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