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Respect life advocates gather the morning of Jan. 19 in front of a stage on the National Mall. Patrick Brown photo 
Respect life advocates gather the morning of Jan. 19 in front of a stage on the National Mall. Patrick Brown photo 

In previous years, participants in the annual March for Life showcased their tenacious commitment to the pro-life cause by steadfastly bracing wind, sleet and snow on behalf of the unborn. 

This year in Washington, temperatures in the high 40s helped marchers feel a little less frigid – but no less determined. 

“I have the opportunity to see so many students grow in their faith and stand up for what they believe,” said Deborah Flego, moderator of Red Bank Catholic High School’s Respect Life club, Caseys4Life.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Preparatory Mass before March for Life
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Bishop O'Connell celebrates Mass in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral

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Monday, September 25, 2017
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
Pope Francis calls for Church with 'Amazonian and indigenous' face

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru – Pope Francis called on indigenous people of the Amazon to work with missionaries and bishops to shape a Church with an "Amazonian and indigenous" face.

The Pope pledged the Church's "whole-hearted option for the defense of life, the defense of the earth and the defense of cultures" and called his audience to work together toward the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, which he has called for 2019.

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Friday, January 19, 2018
One eve of March for Life, Bishop gathers diocesan family in prayer for life
On Jan. 18, hours before more than 1,000 representatives from the Diocese’s parishes and schools were due to depart for Washington and the annual March for Life, scores of faithful gathered with Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold, to bid them Godspeed. More ...

Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Friday, January 19, 2018
Courtroom-style talk aims to prove existence of God using law, nature
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Our Faith
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Friday, January 19, 2018
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Sunday, January 14, 2018
Community Roundup
Immaculata University to host Duffy's Cut art exhibit
Immaculata University will host a reception to kick-off an exhibit of Duffy’s Cut paintings by artist Fred Danziger at Gabriele Library Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. More ...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Pope Francis
Fear becomes sin when it leads to hostility toward migrants, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – Being afraid and concerned about the impact of migration is not a sin, Pope Francis said, but it is a sin to let those fears lead to a refusal to help people in need. More ...

Monday, January 15, 2018
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
A message from Bishop O'Connell: Life is the most fundamental right of all
In recent years, many moral concerns have been grouped together in the Church under the rubric “Respect Life” and efforts to raise consciousness about them. More ...

Thursday, January 11, 2018
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