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Education specialist returns to Diocese for youth suicide discussion
Education specialist George Scott speaks on the importance of creating safe classrooms and nurturing home environments during a talk on youth suicide April 16 in the library of Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville.  Rose O’Connor photo

Education specialist George Scott speaks on the importance of creating safe classrooms and nurturing home environments during a talk on youth suicide April 16 in the library of Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville.  Rose O’Connor photo

Concerned parents gathered April 16 in the library of Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, for a “Raising Healthy Teens” presentation led by education specialist George Scott, a licensed marital and family therapist from the Center for Counseling Services, Mercer County.

During the talk, his second in the Diocese in the past four months, Scott discussed how suicide remains the third leading cause of death for New Jersey youth ages 10 to 24.  A similar discussion by Scott was held in St. Gregory the Great Academy, Hamilton Square, in December.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Organization educates parents, teachers, students about online perils
OMAHA, Neb. – More than 83 percent of U.S. children ages 12 to 17 use a popular online social media application, Snapchat, at least monthly. But it’s one of the most unsafe apps they use. More ...
Friday, April 6, 2018
Video games under scrutiny again after Parkland shooting

WASHINGTON – It was only 40 years ago that the video game Space Invaders came onto the scene.

In 1978, video games were few and far between, unless you had some kind of primitive Atari or Intellivision console that you could hook up to your tube TV to play something other than Pong. But Space Invaders set the tone for generations of video games yet to come.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018
USCCB's marriage, family website gets fresh, new look
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced its new mobile-responsive ForYourMarriage.org website that includes updated content, graphics and a new section dedicated to marriage and family ministry leaders.  

ForYourMarriage.org, which began in 2007, is an initiative of the USCCB that began as the communications component of the National Pastoral Initiative for Marriage. It continues to play a key role in advancing the USCCB’s priority on marriage and family. 
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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Marriage ministry a year-round support system, leaders say

The month of February may be in the rearview mirror, but those who work in marriage ministry agree that World Marriage Sunday and National Marriage Week – both of which fall during the second week of February – simply call attention to the importance of supporting the vocation all through the year.

“Marriage is a vocational call to service,” said parish marriage ministry coordinator Lori McCahill and her husband, Mike, who recently gave a testimony talk in St. Benedict Church, Holmdel.

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Sunday, March 11, 2018
Married couples called to live out Baptism at retreat in Mount Laurel parish
Married couples who participated in a retreat Feb. 12 in St. John Neumann Parish, Mount Laurel, were treated to a blend of music and Scripture courtesy of Father Jim Grogan, pastor of Nativity Parish, Fair Haven, who also shared his own experience with married life.

The retreat was held during National Marriage Week, (Feb. 7-14) and the day after World Marriage Sunday (Feb. 11), and included Father Grogan’s advice on living out one’s Baptism in married life.
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018



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