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A message from Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M.: God's gift of life deserves the greatest of respect
All Human Life Is Sacred -- The Respect Life program, sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, started in 1972 and begins anew in October -- the month set aside by the U.S. bishops as Reespect Life Month. This year, Respect Life Sunday is Oct. 2 and has as its theme 'Moved by Mercy.' Photo from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
All Human Life Is Sacred -- The Respect Life program, sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, started in 1972 and begins anew in October -- the month set aside by the U.S. bishops as Reespect Life Month. This year, Respect Life Sunday is Oct. 2 and has as its theme 'Moved by Mercy.' Photo from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Throughout the past year, the Catholic Church throughout the world has celebrated “The Year of Mercy,” an extraordinary Holy Year proclaimed by Our Holy Father Pope Francis. More ...
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

New York's Cardinal Dolan says all life should be 'cherished and protected'
WASHINGTON – In a statement to mark Respect Life Month this October, Timothy Cardinal Dolan of New York called for all human life to be “cherished and protected.” Cardinal Dolan chairs the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. More ...
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Brain cancer survivor lends voice to campaign against assisted suicide
Two years ago, as terminally ill 29-year-old Brittany Maynard made national news by publicly advocating for her right to end her life under Oregon’s Death with Dignity law, Sarah Steele sat in her Camden County home, quietly anguishing over her right to live. More ...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
NJ bishops oppose 'deceptive' ad campaign
The Catholic bishops of New Jersey are responding vociferously and unanimously in opposition to a pro-abortion ad campaign recently conducted by a group calling itself Catholics for Choice.

The abortion advocacy organization placed full-page ads Sept. 12 in the print editions of more than 20 local and national publications, including Politico, the Nation, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Dallas Morning News and La Opinion. 

In New Jersey, the ad ran in The Star-Ledger and The Record (of Bergen County).  Digital advertising was also included in the campaign, which featured a statement by a young woman who claimed to be Catholic and who condoned abortion.  The ad aimed to portray the public funding of abortion as a social justice value.

 
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Thursday, September 15, 2016
Sisters of Life hold up dignity of single moms in 25-year-old ministry
NEW YORK -- On a drizzly gray morning in early May, the bright kitchen at Visitation Mission on Manhattan's East Side was filled with the sound of laughter and the inviting aromas of fresh-cut vegetables and baking cookies as postulants and novices of the Sisters of Life prepared food for themselves and their anticipated guests. More ...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
West Virginia Legislature overrides veto, bans some second-trimester abortions
West Virginia has become the third state to outlaw second-trimester dismemberment abortion. More ...
Monday, March 14, 2016
2016 Respect Life contest winners announced
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Young people brave snow to witness for life at vigil in D.C.
Despite the blizzard warnings in Washington Jan. 22, thousands of participants gathered for the annual Youth Rally and Mass for Life, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington at the Verizon Center. More ...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
At vigil, call to 'connect the dots' on pro-life issues

At a Jan. 22 Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Bishop Zubik invoked his fifth-grade teacher, Sister Mary Richard, who "taught me how to be a pro-lifer."

 

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Friday, January 22, 2016
Year after year, Capitol Hill church reliable way station for pro-lifers
WASHINGTON -- March for Life hospitality at St. Peter's on Capitol Hill Catholic Church starts at 4 a.m. More ...
Friday, January 22, 2016
Trenton Mass draws hundreds to celebrate life
An impending blizzard did nothing to prevent hundreds of pro-life defenders from joining their voices to others throughout the country Jan. 22 to end legalized abortion. More ...
Friday, January 22, 2016



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