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Despite powerful testimony, bill that would allow physician-assisted suicide passes Assembly committee
“Do we, as a state, want to tell those suffering and in hardship that we will pay for you to die, but not for you to live?”

The question was posed as part of the testimony of Sister of Charity Patricia Codey, Esq., president of the Catholic HealthCare Partnership of New Jersey, Princeton, in opposing the Assembly “Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act” (A1504) in a hearing March 12 before the state Assembly Judiciary Committee in Trenton.
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Thursday, March 22, 2018

St. John Vianney students line hallways in prayerful solidarity for secure schools

Over the public address system of St. John Vianney High School, Jeff Johnson led a prayer that set a distinct tone as students gathered in the hallway at 10 a.m. to join hands, hearts and voices in solidarity with communities scarred by violence.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Diocese's schools offer prayers on 'National School Walkout' day

Voices and prayers bring about change.

That was one message from teenagers within the Diocese of Trenton as their voices joined those of tens of thousands across the United States March 14 for "National School Walkout," an event for public and nonpublic students alike to show solidarity with victims of school violence.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Former Columbine principal shares faith, lessons learned in years since school shooting

Frank DeAngelis may have illustrated his talk Feb. 13 at Georgian Court University with a slide presentation, but he never relied on notes to tell the story of Columbine High School.

He didn’t have to.

Throughout his two-and-a-half hour talk at the Lakewood institution, it was clear that DeAngelis, the principal who steered the Colorado High School community through its darkest hours, remembers every moment of the tragedy that began unfolding April 20, 1999.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Bishop calls for discussions on teen suicide, addiction
St. Paul’s second letter to the people of Corinth, Integrity in the Ministry, stresses, “For God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ has shone in our hearts to bring to light the knowledge of the glory of God on the face of Jesus Christ. But we hold this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us (2 Corinthians 4:6-7).” More ...
Friday, February 23, 2018
Catholic Charities, St. Vincent de Paul collaborate to help Puerto Rican evacuees

“What can we do?”

The question is a familiar one in the wake of a disaster or tragedy, as it was for many after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico and left the American citizens there without electricity, food and other necessary supplies.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

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