Villa Victoria alumna stresses confidence, self-respect

Villa Victoria alumna stresses confidence, self-respect

During an interview with alumnae and fashion designer Elizabeth Kennedy, the student body of Villa Victoria Academy learned that the traits of self-respect, confidence and truly listening to others never really go out of style. Kennedy, a graduate of the Ewing school, recently visited virtually with the students as part of Villa Victoria’s “Alumnae Speaker”

Bishop O’Connell’s Catholic Schools Week Mass homily

Editor’s Note: Following is Bishop O’Connell’s homily for Catholic Schools Week, which is Jan. 31-Feb. 6. The Mass was celebrated by Bishop O’Connell in the diocesan Chancery, Lawrenceville, and pre-recorded amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It was streamed Feb. 1 across all diocesan media, including the diocesan YouTube channel.Just a little over one month ago, all Catholics and Christians

Diocesan #GivingTuesday accepting donations for Catholic schools

Diocesan #GivingTuesday accepting donations for Catholic schools

The annual #Giving Tuesday campaign is taking on a sense of urgency this pandemic year – particularly for Catholic schools in the Diocese of Trenton. Set annually for the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #Giving Tuesday falls on Dec. 1. Donations are being accepted now at www.leadinfaith.org, where donors can find more information and search for a particular Catholic school in the

Retiring superintendent of Catholic schools reminisces on 40 years in education

Retiring superintendent of Catholic schools reminisces on 40 years in education

Retiring superintendent of Catholic schools reminisces on 40 years in education JoAnn Tier can recount dozens of heartfelt moments from working in Catholic education for 34 years. “It is the little things in life that touch the heartstrings,” said Tier, diocesan superintendent of Catholic Schools, as she recounted one memory from four years ago –

Supreme Court says religious schools should not be excluded from tax credit program

Supreme Court says religious schools should not be excluded from tax credit program

Supreme Court says religious schools should not be excluded from tax credit program Carol Zimmermann of The Catholic News Service courtesy of The Trenton Monitor WASHINGTON – In a 5-4 ruling June 30, the Supreme Court said the exclusion of religious schools in Montana’s state scholarship aid program violated the federal Constitution. In the opinion,