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Why vote 'no'? A plea to New Jersey senators on the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act

To Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), I request the following: Explain yourselves. Explain to the people of the state of New Jersey, and the United States at large, why you elected to vote “no” on the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

It's Catholic Press Month: How well do you know your diocesan newspaper?

The arrival each February of Catholic Press Month gives us the opportunity to focus on the ministry of the diocesan newspaper and all that goes with it. 

For those who may not be regular readers of The Monitor, we are happy to welcome you to this news ministry, which, as you can see, brings you a comprehensive collection of stories and features to form, inform and inspire you in your faith.

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Friday, February 22, 2019
What might have been: A SOU address for the poor and vulnerable

My fellow Americans and fellow citizens of the world, the greatness of a nation is not measured by its military or economic power, but to the degree it is willing to help the poor and vulnerable. 

 
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Friday, February 8, 2019
New abortion law is New York's disgrace

Two weeks ago, relatively unnoticed behind breathless news coverage of the government shutdown and the Pelosi vs. Trump firefight, New York State’s Reproductive Health Act became law. It deserves serious attention.

 
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Thursday, February 7, 2019
We should not take Catholic schools for granted
Catholic schools blossomed in the United States in the early 20th century as a way of equipping young Catholics to deal with rampant anti-Catholicism.  More ...
Monday, January 28, 2019
Solidarity with the weakest and most vulnerable

On Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, President Trump made it absolutely clear that he will veto any piece of legislation that undermines or nullifies any pro-life policy, regulation or rule.

 
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Monday, January 28, 2019
Extra! Extra! Can you read all about it?
Fifty-three journalists were killed worldwide in 2018. Some died in war, but a shocking number died exposing corruption, covering protests or just doing their job. More ...
Friday, January 11, 2019
Mindsets for growth
During the new year, many of us adopt new resolutions to improve ourselves. I suggest that we first take a step back to connect with mindsets that drive us to act.  More ...
Monday, January 7, 2019
Reflections on Pope Francis' 2019 World Day of Peace message
As the saying goes, “Politics and religion don’t mix.” Although this cliché is espoused by many, you will not hear it from Pope Francis. More ...
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Humanity is our business
Charles Dickens’ novella “A Christmas Carol,” which was published in 1843, is a story that transcends the time in which it was written.  More ...
Friday, December 14, 2018
A history of giving to the poor at Christmas
As they celebrated their first Christmas in America 150 years ago, our Little Sisters in Baltimore noted that the donations received included “twelve turkeys, four ducks, sixteen chickens and so many other good things that we didn’t know what to do with it all!” More ...
Sunday, December 2, 2018



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