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'Love Saves Lives' theme for 2018 March for Life
Faithful from St. James Parish, Pennington, join in the March for Life in Washington Jan. 27. Jennifer Mauro photo

Faithful from St. James Parish, Pennington, join in the March for Life in Washington Jan. 27. Jennifer Mauro photo

WASHINGTON – The theme for the 45th annual March for Life will be "Love Saves Lives: Life Is the Loving, Empowering and Self-Sacrificial Option."

The March for Life Education and Defense Fund announced the theme for the 2018 rally and march at a briefing on Capitol Hill Oct. 3 with Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life organization and other pro-life leaders in Washington.

"We march for life because abortion is a horrific human rights travesty," said Mancini.

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Thursday, October 5, 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
Respect Life gathering in Jackson explores alternatives to abortion

Educating the community about alternatives to abortion and resources that are available to women in unplanned pregnancies was the focus of a Respect Life gathering held Sept. 28 in St. Monica Parish, Jackson.

Entitled “Sanctity of Life: Alternatives to Abortion,” the event was hosted by the St. Monica Council Knights of Columbus as part of a kick-off to Respect Life Sunday, which was observed Oct. 1. The evening featured a talk by John White, community director for the council, who gave a presentation on abortion facts.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
National Day of Remembrance offers prayers for aborted babies
On Sept. 9, the New Jersey Right to Life Ocean County Committee observed the annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children at the Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017
A Message from Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M.: Respect Life - 'Be Not Afraid!'
“Respect Life Sunday” is observed every year on the First Sunday of October – this year, October 1 – and the entire month of October that follows has been identified by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) as “Respect Life Month.” More ...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Annual dinner to feature Champion for Life, Lifetime Achievement awards
In recognition of Respect Life Month, Mary’s Child Pro-Life Ministry invites all to its annual Champion for Life Award Dinner Oct. 22 at Doolan’s Shore Club, 700 Highway 71, Spring Lake Heights. More ...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Never Forgotten
The sanctity of life from the moment of conception was proclaimed and celebrated on the grounds of St. Gabriel Parish, Marlboro, Sept. 9, during the fifth annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. More ...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Holy Hours, life chains planned around Diocese
The month of October has been commemorated as Respect Life Month by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, with Oct. 1 designated as Respect Life Sunday. Holy Hours, life chains, prayer witnesses and other events held throughout the Diocese of Trenton and beyond will offer multiple opportunities for faithful to demonstrate their belief in the sanctity of life from conception to natural death. More ...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Respect Life Month encourages witness to Gospel of Christ
Building a culture of life requires a Christian to go out into the world and witness to the Gospel of Christ, especially in the midst of what St. John Paul II called “a culture of death.” More ...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Insights shared on pro-life ministry, Our Lady of Guadalupe
In December of 1531 the Virgin Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, appeared to an indigenous convert named Juan Diego and began the most important event in the evangelization of the New World. More ...
Thursday, August 24, 2017



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