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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
20/20 initiative could inspire groundbreaking change to NJ abortion laws, advocate says
Early this year, a group of pro-life organizations in New Jersey came together to forge an initiative they hoped would elevate their cause to a whole new level by focusing on the humanity of infants in the womb and the pain they suffer during abortion. More ...
Friday, August 18, 2017
Moved by Mercy -- 2017 Respect Life Essay, Poster and Video Contest winners
Using “mercy” as the driving inspiration, students of Catholic schools, parish religious education programs and youth groups sought to express their visions of life’s intrinsic value, entering the annual Diocese of Trenton Respect Life Poster, Essay and Video Contest.

“Moved by Mercy” was this year’s theme, reflected in the students’ creative efforts throughout the Diocese’s four counties. The theme was based on that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ respect life packet for 2017.

Entries were grouped by the following grade levels: kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grade, and sixth through eighth grade. After judging at the parish or school level, top entries were posted online for judging by the diocesan Department of Pastoral Care’s Respect Life Ministry.


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Friday, April 21, 2017
Events around country remember unborn during Roe anniversary
WASHINGTON -- Prayer vigils, special Masses and rallies marked the 44th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. More ...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Jubilant crowd gathers in Washington for annual March for Life
WASHINGTON  -- Tens of thousands of pro-lifers filled the grounds near the Washington Monument and marched up Constitution Avenue to the U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 27 as both a protest of legalized abortion and a celebration of successful pro-life efforts across the country. More ...
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Thousands gather at DC Armory to attend Mass, pray before March for Life
WASHINGTON -- About 10,000 young people from across the United States gathered at the DC Armory Jan. 27 to rally, pray and attend Mass before the annual March for Life. More ...
Saturday, January 28, 2017

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