In this image from video, social media coordinator Katie Cerni speaks with Father Daniel Swift, pastor in St. Mary of the Lakes, Medford, during the trip to the March for Life in Washington. Watch the video on The Monitor's Facebook page.
In this image from video, social media coordinator Katie Cerni speaks with Father Daniel Swift, pastor in St. Mary of the Lakes, Medford, during the trip to the March for Life in Washington. Watch the video on The Monitor's Facebook page.

Editor’s Note:

Katie Cerni, diocesan social media coordinator, is traveling with faithful from the Trenton Diocese for the March for Life in Washington. Check back to TrentonMonitor.com for updates and visit The Monitor’s Facebook page for live videos and photos!

 By Katie Cerni | Social Media Coordinator

Dedicated faithful departed buses from all four counties of the Diocese Jan. 18 to take part in the annual March for Life in Washington.

“I’m always excited and energized about this event. There are so many diverse people from young to old, Catholic and non-Catholic. In that unity, I see a ‘glimmer of God’ speaking to them [the participants],” Deacon Frank Golazeski of Incarnation-St. James Parish, Ewing, said as the bus carrying congregants from numerous parishes set out.

Ginny Olsen of Mary Mother of the Church Parish, Bordentown, said she feels the march is especially important this year in light of the Me Too Movement.

“This is not just about abortion,” she said, explaining that it’s about how men and women treat each other. “We can overturn abortion, but how did we get here in the first place? We should have more respect for one another.”

Mary Lynch of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Cathedral Basilica, South Hampton, Long Island, N.Y., was traveling with daughter Amy DeLorenzo of St. Paul Parish, Princeton.

“I feel very strongly about the women who have been affected by abortions and even those who have chosen life. Are we helping them before and after they suffer an abortion or have a child? Who do they talk to? Do they have the support they need?” Lynch asked. “I also think of many men who have fatherhood taken away from them because of abortion.”

Gwen DeForte of Incarnation-St. James Parish was traveling with her 14-year-old daughter, Kilee. Since 2010, DeForte has taken part in about six March for Life events.

“It’s been amazing to see how much the march has grown,” DeForte said. “Every time I go, I see more and more high-schoolers and college ministries. [Young people] really are the pro-life generation. [They] grew up with this and know that choosing life is right.