News and Commentary
- The Monitor, June 9, 2010: The diocesan newspaper of the Diocese of Trenton features extensive coverage of the appointment of Bishop O'Connell, including a personal interview and a story about his tenure at CUA.
- WAMU, May 24, 2010: Public radio reporter Kavitha Cardoza talks to Father O'Connell about his 12 years as president of CUA.
- America, May 13, 2010: Author Michael Sean Winters bids farewell to Father O'Connell in the online edition of the national Catholic weekly. He credits the outgoing CUA president with demanding "that the university become home to what is best and most fruitful in American Catholic culture."
News Reports and Commentary about the Announcement
Newark Star-Ledger: Pope Names President of Catholic University as Next Bishop of Trenton
The Washington Post: CUA President Appointed Bishop of Trenton
America Magazine: O'Connell to Trenton
Catholic News Service: Outgoing Catholic University President to Become Coadjutor of Trenton
Catholic Culture: Catholic University of America President Named Bishop
Washington Examiner: Pope Names Next Trenton Bishop
Whispers in the Loggia blog: How Blessed is Trenton
National Catholic Reporter: O'Connell to Trenton
The Philadelphia Inquirer: Catholic U. President To Be Next Bishop of Trenton
Atlantic Highlands Herald: Successor to Bishop John Smith Named
NewJerseyNewsroom.com: Pope Benedict XVI Appoints David O’Connell To Be Bishop of Trenton Diocese
phillyBurbs.com: Langhorne native named bishop of Trenton