"Geeks for God" Blog

Last spring I had the opportunity to attend a forum, Journalism in the Age of Smartphones, featuring a panel of professional journalists who launched their careers between 1970 and 2010. One panelist, Marc Fisher, now Senior Editor of The Washington Post, noted that with the invention of the printing press, communications moved from the marketplace to a small, elite group. Now, with the invention of smartphones, communications has moved back to the marketplace.


When the newly-appointed Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby moved with his family into 800-year-old Lambeth Palace in 2013, someone asked him lightheartedly if he had plans for the rest of “this old place.” Without hesitation he replied, “We’ll fill it with young people.”


If the Church is called to the work of reconciliation, what is its response when a well-respected segment of the community suddenly becomes a target for antipathy?

In the News

[Town Journal] For cops the Feast of St. Michael, the patron saint of law enforcement, is always an important date, but this past week the day was made even more special for Allendale police officers after a local priest held the first-ever Blessing of the Badge ceremony at the department.

Senior Ministries

You have a Medicare prescription drug plan (PDP or Part D plan), but you are finding that the premium for the plan and the costs for your medications are taking a big bite out of your income. Is there any way to cut the costs?

Bishop Beckwith's Blog

Yesterday’s tragedy in Oregon marks the 294th death or injury this year from an act of gun violence that involved the shooting of at least four people (as reported by Mass Shooting Tracker). Many of those shootings have happened in schools. We pray for the fallen and their families – and for those who have been wounded.

Church News

Friday, September 11 was the third time this year that House of Prayer in Newark offered prayers and blessings to our neighbors. This has all been in response to the Bishop’s invitation and to the Holy Spirit moving us to go outside of the walls of the church and to come together with our neighbors in prayer and in witness to God’s gifts of love and healing in our lives.