First-place winners and runners-up in the diocesan Office of Respect Life’s Poster, Essay and Photo Meme Contest from Mercer County pose with the awards they received March 3 in St. James Church, Pennington. From left, back row, Valerie Navarro and Joel Brodon of Hamilton’s Trenton Catholic Academy, and Elizabeth Italia of Princeton’s St. Paul School; front row, Daniela Rossi and Avyan Gupta, also of the Princeton school. Hal Brown photo
Students selected as first-place winners and runners-up in the diocesan Respect Life contest were recognized during Masses March 3 in each of the Diocese’s four counties.
Following the contest theme “Every Life – Cherished, Chosen, Sent,” students in kindergarten through eighth grade expressed their deep desire to protect human life, resulting in award-worthy, heartfelt projects expressed in essays, posters or memes.
The U.S. Senate recently failed to pass the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act – legislation that prohibits infanticide by ensuring that a child born alive following an attempted abortion would receive the same degree of care to preserve her or his life and health as would be given to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.
Our two New Jersey senators, Sen. Cory Booker and Sen. Robert Menendez, voted against the legislation. Please join us in the Diocese of Trenton in a prayer for an end to infanticide. More ... Tuesday, March 5, 2019
The respect that elementary school students from around the Diocese have for all life was lovingly and creatively reflected in the works they submitted for the annual diocesan Respect Life contest. More ... Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Students throughout the Diocese of Trenton made their presence known at the 2019 March for Life Jan. 18 in Washington, D.C. – many witnessing the March in person for the first time. Youth from St. Mary Parish, Barnegat, and St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral Parish, Freehold, reflected on the day with a mixture of both pride and sorrow. Their powerful experiences inspired the following testimonies: More ... Thursday, January 24, 2019
Nearly 100 sturdy souls stood in the plaza of Trenton’s State House Annex Jan. 22 for the annual Rally for Life, eager to send a clear message to legislators, passers-by and anyone who would listen: They support life in all its forms, at all its stages, from conception to natural death.
Gwen DeForte of Incarnation-St. James Parish, Ewing, speaks warmly of the four women she remembers in her daily prayers. They are the mothers of her four adopted children. More ... Saturday, January 19, 2019
Faithful of the Diocese of Trenton will have the opportunity to stand for the sanctity of life alongside hundreds of thousands from around the world during the Jan. 18 March For Life in Washington, D.C. More ... Monday, January 14, 2019
I have said it before and I say it again. There is one thing we all have in common, my brothers and sisters. Regardless of our race or place of natural origin; regardless of our religion or absence of it; regardless of our age or status or station in life: God gave us the gift of life which our mothers carried until the day of our birth. We were allowed to live! More ... Friday, January 11, 2019
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ annual "9 Days for Life" prayer and action campaign will run Jan. 14 to Jan. 22. The overarching intention of the novena is that all human life will be respected. Each day of the "9 Days for Life" novena highlights a different intention and is accompanied by a short reflection, suggested actions and related information. More ... Thursday, December 20, 2018
Faithful of the Diocese of Trenton will have the opportunity to stand for the sanctity of life alongside hundreds of thousands from around the world during the Jan. 18 March for Life in Washington. More ... Thursday, December 13, 2018
The more than 100 who gathered to celebrate Good Counsel Homes-South Jersey not only honored its pro-life advocates, but heard compelling stories from the people they work so tirelessly to serve. More ... Friday, November 2, 2018
Rachel Hendricks, a mother of five and longtime advocate for the unborn, delivered a call to action to the dozens of teens in the Spring Lake Heights banquet hall Oct. 28.
“Our Church needs you, and our communities need you,” she said during the 29th annual Champions for Life awards dinner held in Doolan’s Shore Club. “We need you to know that each of you is uniquely created by God in his likeness, that you are deeply loved and that God has a plan for you to build up a culture of life in your generation.”
WASHINGTON -- Next year's March for Life plans to fortify its pro-life message with science that proves life begins at conception and with a specific focus on stem-cell research. More ... Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The Diocese of Trenton is now accepting submissions for its 2018-19 Respect Life Poster, Essay and Photo-Meme Contest, open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. More ... Thursday, October 4, 2018
WASHINGTON – Each year, the U.S. Catholic Church observes October as Respect Life Month, which calls Catholics "to cherish, defend and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between," said the chairman of the bishops' pro-life committee. More ... Wednesday, October 3, 2018
The expression “culture warrior” is used in contemporary conversation to describe people who fight for those causes that run counter to prevailing cultural values and preferences, chief among those causes, the protection of human life in all its stages, from conception to natural death.
It is rarely spoken or written in a positive way. And, yet, those who are labeled “pro-life” are, indeed, engaged in a significant battle to convince their opponents and critics that, as Pope St. John Paul II affirmed, “When some lives, including the unborn, are subjected to the personal choices of others, no other value or right will long be guaranteed.” More ... Wednesday, September 26, 2018