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Ahead of ocean summit in NYC, activist with local ties talks conservation

When it comes to protecting our common home, Suzanne Maxx has been an activist from a very early age.

Leaving her home in New York City during a sanitation strike in the 1970s, trash spilling onto sidewalks, to attend boarding school in the Adirondacks, the then-fourth-grader was dismayed to see litter casually discarded along the banks of the pristine Lake Placid, too.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Catholic educators and advocates make the case with legislators for nonpublic school funds
With the June 30 deadline looming for a vote on the 2018 state budget, Catholic school officials are continuing their  efforts to restore spending cuts, which, if approved, would trim $9 million in transportation, technology and nursing aid to New Jersey’s nonpublic schools. More ...
Monday, May 22, 2017
Catholics bring Pope Francis' call to protect creation to climate march
WASHINGTON – Carrying banners and signs with quotes from Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si'," hundreds of Catholics joined the People's Climate March to call for moral and prayerful action to protect creation.


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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Climate march gives Catholics the chance to make voices heard
Hundreds of thousands are expected to travel to the nation’s capital April 29 to participate in the Peoples Climate Movement for Climate, Jobs and Justice – a grass-roots effort aiming to bring individuals and groups together to support environmental safeguards and economic equality.

“In the spirit of Pope Francis’s encyclical ‘Laudato Si,’ this is an opportunity for hope and unification across diverse interests and groups,” Joanne M. Carroll, associate professor in the College of Pharmacy and Health Science at St. John’s University in New York,  wrote in a letter distributed to Catholic organizations and dioceses in the past month.
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Bishops, NJCC ask lawmakers to fund safe transport for all students
The Catholic bishops of New Jersey are continuing in their efforts to ensure that transportation for nonpublic school students is a priority for lawmakers in Trenton. More ...
Friday, April 21, 2017
Catholics to open April 29 climate march with Mass, prayer, Capitol Hill visits
WASHINGTON – Catholics participating in the  Peoples Climate Movement march in the nation’s capital will be able to pray at a Mass and visit their representatives on Capitol Hill as part of two days of activities. More ...
Thursday, April 6, 2017

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