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New, interactive website unites Catholic Charities agencies across state
This screenshot of the new unified Catholic Charities website that launched Jan. 22 shows a map and, as an example, a pop-up box of Catholic Charities’ services that appears when a user hovers over Monmouth County.
This screenshot of the new unified Catholic Charities website that launched Jan. 22 shows a map and, as an example, a pop-up box of Catholic Charities’ services that appears when a user hovers over Monmouth County.
Along with traffic and weather updates interspersed among talk radio on New Jersey’s 101.5 FM, those who tune in during the morning hours are now hearing  word about a new one-stop website that links the services of all five Catholic Charities agencies in New Jersey.

Commercials promoting the innovative site launched Jan. 22 on the radio station and will run Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during the 6-10 a.m. time slot for the next several weeks.
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Friday, January 26, 2018

Pro-life leaders decry Senate failure to pass 20-week abortion ban

WASHINGTON – The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities has decried the Senate's failure to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would have banned abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, and called on senators to "rethink" their stance on late-term abortions.

The chairman, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, called the vote "appalling."

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
'Monumental' FEMA shift opens door to disaster relief funds for religious organizations

Superstorm Sandy-weary diocesan and parish officials are lauding a Federal Emergency Management Agency policy change announced Jan. 2 that reverses a prior exclusion for religious organizations and houses of worship from applying for federal aid to recover from natural disasters.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Retreat director bringing addiction talk to Jackson parish says faith can make inroads in drug epidemic

“Substance use disorders represent one of the most pressing public health crises of our time.”

This statement is from the preface of the first U. S. Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health, a report revealing that, in 2015, more than 27.1 million people were current users of illicit drugs or misused prescription drugs.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Utility, food, housing a concern around Diocese as cold weather settles in
Just four days into 2018, winter storm Grayson dug in its heels and walloped the eastern seaboard with frigid temperatures, fierce winds and snow ranging from 6 to 18 inches throughout New Jersey, forcing schools, offices, stores and churches to close. More ...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Teen suicide prevention seminar in Hamilton Square offers key tools for parents, teachers

Responding to the rising number of teenage suicides, including several within the Diocese of Trenton during the past two years, more than 600 parents, educators and concerned adults recently attended a suicide prevention seminar in St. Gregory the Great Academy, Hamilton Square.

“It’s so important to have this conversation, as many are impacted by suicide,” said education specialist George Scott, a licensed marital and family therapist from the Center for Counseling Services, Mercer County.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018



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