Precious Gifts • Two students from St. Rose High School, Belmar, present the gifts of bread and wine to Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., during the Mass for Life he celebrated Jan. 22 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton. Joe Moore photos
Commemorating a day of sorrow for lives lost with hopeful prayers for a changed future, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., celebrated the annual Mass for Life Jan. 22 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton.
“The tragedy of abortion, my sisters and brothers in Christ, has continued to repeat itself millions of times in the last 45 years since the United States Supreme Court rendered its decision in the landmark case ‘Roe v. Wade,’” the Bishop said in his homily. “Today, the anniversary of that wrongheaded judicial announcement ... is an example of the fact that what is legal is not always moral. ... What is ethically and morally wrong does not always find support in what a judicial body claims to be right and true. The silent voices of over 53 million souls in the United States alone make the case.”
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., celebrated Mass Jan. 22 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, to mark the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, and the Church’s designation as the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. More ... Tuesday, January 23, 2018
WASHINGTON – The Capital One Arena in Washington, which typically hosts professional basketball and hockey games and sold-out concerts, was filled with thousands of youth from around the country who gathered there Jan. 19 to stand up for life.
The Archdiocese of Washington's annual Youth Rally and Mass for Life preceded the 45th annual March for Life marking the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.
On Monday, Jan. 22, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., will celebrate the second of two diocesan Masses for Life to mark the tragic 45th anniversary of legal abortion in the United States. More ... Saturday, January 20, 2018
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.
WASHINGTON – In remarks broadcast to the March for Life from the White House Rose Garden, President Donald Trump said that his administration "will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life."
He invoked the theme of this year's march, "Love Saves Lives," and praised the crowd as being very special and "such great citizens gathered in our nation's capital from many places for one beautiful cause" – celebrating and cherishing life.
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
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
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. More ... Thursday, January 4, 2018
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