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  • Bayshore parishes to host pro-life events
    Monmouth County faith communities and their local Knights of Columbus councils will be uniting in one common goal this January: to spread the news that all life is precious.
  • Local, nationwide rallies show frustration over border conditions
    Inspired by ongoing questions and concerns about treatment of refugees at the U.S.-Mexico border...
  • Catholic Charities USA accepting donations online to help migrant children
    Catholic Charities USA is accepting donations online to help its agencies along the U.S. border with Mexico meet basic needs and ensure that migrant children "are being treated with care and kindness" as the humanitarian crisis there grows, the agency said in an announcement.
  • The Religious Employers Exemption, a provision in state law that protects the rights of Catholic employers who choose not to violate their fundamental beliefs, is at risk of being revoked.
  • Food pantries in dire need of help in Burlington, Mercer Counties

    Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton is in need of both monetary and food support, as donations have decreased in the past few months for its Community Services program.

    “We count on the community to partner with us to help their neighbors in need,” said Arnold Valentin, director of Community Services. “So we’re putting out the call: We need help now. Please, do what you can, because your support can make a big difference for hundreds of people who live on the margins in our area.”

  • NJ governor signs assisted suicide legislation into law
    Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law April 12 a bill that allows terminally ill patients to obtain medications to take their own lives.
  • Food pantries join forces to better fight hunger in Mercer County
    In order to better serve their communities, Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton and Mount Carmel Guild have merged food pantries, effective April 1.
  • Transportation, nursing among nonpublic school needs in state budget
    The New Jersey Catholic Conference and the New Jersey Network of Catholic School Families are urging voters to contact their legislators about the needs of nonpublic schools in the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year budget.
  • Habitat for Humanity, Catholic Charities team up to provide household items

    A partnership between two social service agencies is aiding the local community in new ways.

    Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County and Greater Trenton-Princeton is partnering with fellow nonprofit Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton to donate groceries, cleaning supplies and other household items they receive and cannot sell at their Maple Shade “ReStore” warehouse.

  • Pro-life advocates passionate on why Aid in Dying bill should not be signed

    Dawn Teresa Parkot does not mince words when she speaks about the Aid in Dying bill.

    “I firmly believe that assisted suicide is homicide and those who assist, regardless of their intentions, are guilty of taking a life just as surely as if they participated in a state-sanctioned execution,” Parkot said, using a computer-based communication system to speak.

  • Catholics urged to contact Gov. Murphy on Aid in Dying bill
    State residents are being urged to contact Gov. Phil Murphy after a bill that would allow terminally ill residents to end their lives passed the state Legislature March 25.
  • Aid in Dying bill moves to governor's desk

    A bill that would allow terminally ill residents to end their lives now goes to the New Jersey governor after passing both houses of the state Legislature March 25.

    The Aid in Dying bill, A1504/S1072, passed the Assembly 41-33 and the Senate 21-16.

    Moments before the vote, Assemblyman Jay Webber, R-26, addressed his colleagues, saying, “This bill will make New Jersey neither more compassionate nor more just.”

  • Catholics urged to contact lawmakers as Aid in Dying bill goes up for vote

    Pro-life advocates are urging state residents to contact their legislators in opposition to a bill that would allow terminally ill adults to end their lives.

    On March 25, the Aid in Dying bill, A1504/S1072, will be voted on in both the state Senate and Assembly.

  • CCDOT opens new mental health center to better serve families
    Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton has opened a new Family Access Center in East Windsor to meet the outpatient mental health needs of adults and children in eastern Mercer County.
  • Pro-life advocates were dealt a setback Feb. 7 as legislation that would allow terminally ill adults to end their lives advanced in the state Legislature.

    By a vote of 6-3, the Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee voted in favor of the “Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Act” (S1072/A1504). It now goes to the Senate Budget Committee.

  • N.J. minimum wage increase called 'a step in the right direction'

    New Jersey’s minimum wage earners will now see a steady increase to $15 an hour under a bill signed into state law Feb. 4 by Gov. Phil Murphy.

    The long-debated increase will happen incrementally, with most of New Jersey’s low-wage workers seeing a rise to $10 an hour in July, and a jump of another $1 each January until reaching $15 an hour in 2024. The current rate is $8.85 an hour.

  • WASHINGTON – Everything old is new again. Even if it’s 100 years old.

    Some U.S. bishops, just months after the end of the Great War – better known today as World War I – met to assemble a proposal for a “reconstruction” program for the country now that the war had ended.

  • In response to the government shutdown and anticipated needs of furloughed government employees, St. Vincent de Paul Society conferences in the Diocese have responded in the Highlands area with a digital outreach.
  • Government shutdown puts Catholic Charities' homelessness, domestic violence work at risk

    The government shutdown has impacted a housing program run by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, leaving 27 homeless or recently homeless adults with an uncertain future.

    The federal funding for Catholic Charities’ Rapid Rehousing program in Mercer County would have been renewed this month – but wasn’t because of the shutdown, which now exceeds 24 days. The emergency-housing program serves 17 single homeless adults, with another seven on the waiting list.

  • Gov. Murphy signs law doubling funding for nonpublic school security

    Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Jan. 8 a bill that doubles funding for security in nonpublic schools.

    Under the bill, religious and private schools in the state will see security funding increase from $75 to $150 per student. The additional $11.3 million in funding will go to various security measures and upgrades.

  • State Assembly committee OKs NJCC-endorsed anti-hunger bills
    The New Jersey Catholic Conference – the public policy arm of the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey – participated in a Nov. 29 news conference in Trenton to endorse 13 bills aimed at reducing hunger and food waste in New Jersey.
  • Still time to curb worst effects of warmer world, climate scientist says
    PHILADELPHIA – An internationally renowned pioneer in climate science and climate change research, in an address at Villanova University, said that rather than "finger-pointing" about the causes of global warming, people need take collective action to slow the process.
  • Assisted suicide bill delayed, more time to contact reps

    The New Jersey assisted suicide bill, which was scheduled for a vote Oct. 29, has been postponed to an undetermined later date.

    Patrick R. Brannigan, executive director of the New Jersey Catholic Conference, the public policy arm of the state’s bishops, said that the delay is an opportunity for people to call their legislators and let them know why they oppose assisted suicide.

  • Catholic group says neutral stand on assisted suicide 'startling'
    PHILADELPHIA – The president of the Catholic Medical Association has responded to the American Academy of Family Physicians' new "engaged neutrality" position on physician-assisted suicide, saying it is "diametrically opposed" to the medical community's long-standing opposition to it.
  • No shortage of issues piquing voter interest in midterms
    WASHINGTON • With the clock toward the Nov. 6 midterm elections ticking away, there are some parallels between the findings of a Sept. 26 Pew Research Center survey on issues of key concern to voters and issues outlined in the U.S. bishops’ “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” a document meant to provide a moral framework Catholic voters can use to analyze issues.
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