The newly-minted Trenton, N.J., bishop, David O'Connell, led this year's Ancient Order of Hibernians' Polar Plunge in support of Catholic education.
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Bishop O'Connell offered a spirited bon voyage prayer and then joined over 400 "plungers" in racing into the frigid waters of the Jersey Shore. The event raised some $100,000.
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