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One eve of March for Life, Bishop gathers diocesan family in prayer for life
Bishop O'Connell greets faithful following the Mass he celebrated Jan. 18 in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold. The Mass was offered for the intentions of all respect life issues as well as for those who would be attending the March for Life in Washington, D.C., the following day. John Blaine photos

Bishop O'Connell greets faithful following the Mass he celebrated Jan. 18 in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold. The Mass was offered for the intentions of all respect life issues as well as for those who would be attending the March for Life in Washington, D.C., the following day. John Blaine photos

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

Diocese's faithful March for Life, share personal stories

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. 

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Friday, January 19, 2018
President Trump to address March for Life crowd live via satellite
WASHINGTON – White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced at her daily press briefing Jan. 17 that President Donald Trump will become the first president to address the March for Life live from the White House Rose Garden via satellite. More ...
Thursday, January 18, 2018
March for Life events in Freehold, Trenton, Washington promote pro-life stance
Faithful of the Diocese of Trenton will have numerous opportunities to be part of the 45th annual March for Life, the world’s largest pro-life demonstration, through Masses and other events being held within the Diocese as well as the march Jan. 19 in Washington, D.C.

Under the theme “Love Saves Lives,” more than 100,000 are expected to descend on the nation’s capital for the noon march. Closer to home, faithful in the Diocese of Trenton may show their love for life in all its forms at events slated for Jan. 18 and Jan. 22.
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Thursday, January 4, 2018
A list of local parishes, KOC Councils sending buses to March for Life
Pilgrims from across the Diocese of Trenton will participate Jan. 19 in the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., departing on buses from various locations. The following parishes and Knights of Columbus Councils are chartering buses to the March for Life. More ...
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Catholic youth from across the Diocese look forward to March for Life
Among the tens of thousands heading to the nation’s capital for the 45th annual March for Life will be high school students from the Diocese of Trenton on a mission – to give witness to the dignity of human life from conception until natural death. More ...
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Plenary indulgence offered for those taking part in March for Life celebrations
In a letter sent to all U.S. bishops Dec. 20, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington and Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington announced on behalf of the Holy See that a plenary indulgence can be obtained under certain conditions and with specific intentions by the Christian faithful who are taking part in the “sacred celebrations, along with the great assembly of people, throughout the whole course of the annual event that is called ‘March for Life’”... More ...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
March for Life announces location, tentative speakers

WASHINGTON – March for Life organizers announced in a Dec. 6 briefing a tentative group of speakers, a theme and other details for a Jan. 18 conference and expo and Jan. 19 march and rally in Washington.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017
Annual K-8 Respect Life Contest now accepting posters, essays, memes

Entries are now being accepted for the Diocese’s annual Respect Life Poster, Essay and Photo-Meme Contest for kindergarten through eighth grade.

The 2017-2018 contest theme is “Be Not Afraid.” Participation is open to children enrolled in Catholic grammar schools, parish religious education programs, junior youth programs and home-schooled students.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Life Chains in Diocese promote sanctity of life
In recognition of October being Respect Life Month, Life Chains were held throughout the country as quiet witness for the dignity of human life. In the Diocese of Trenton, one such demonstration was held outside St. Veronica Parish, Howell, Oct. 1 on busy Route 9. More than 50 individuals from the parish, other faith traditions and the community at large assembled in front of the church’s grounds. More ...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Diocese's new Respect Life coordinator has sights on education
Rachel Hendricks has always believed life begins at conception. But it wasn’t until she began to take notice of legislation moving through the state Legislature on embryonic stem cell research nearly 15 years ago that she felt called to make her voice heard. More ...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017



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