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Respect Life Office

Rachel's Vineyard Reunion
May 31, 2015

Rachel's Vineyard Retreat
Dates for 2015

Jan. 30-Feb.1 2015 (Spanish
May 15-17 2015 (English)
Sept. 11-13, 2015 (English)



A Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Respect Life Office
171 Clifton Ave. Newark, NJ 07104
Rev. Lawrence J. Fama Director
Cheryl A. Riley Associate Director
rileyche@rcan.org 973-497-4350

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2015 Poster/Essay Contest Winners

(Left to Right) Jamielynn Hamilton, Archbishop Hebda,
Hanah Quinones and Gabriela Zambrano-Ortegon

1st-5th Grades
1st Place

Jamielynn Hamilton
Grade 3
St. Genevieve School, Elizabeth

2nd Place
Ileana Asencio
Grade 2
St. Elizabeth School, Wyckoff

6th-8th Grades
1st Place

Gabriela Zambrano-Ortegon
Grade 8
St. Genevieve School, Elizabeth

2nd Place
Hanah Quinones
Grade 8
St. James School, Springfield

9th-12th Grades
1st Place

Magdalen Cooney
Grade 9
Immaculate Heart Academy, Washington Township

2nd Place
Casey Giblin
Grade 9
Paramus Catholic High School, Paramus

To any parish that is interested,

We have been researching stickers that say LIFE IS PRECIOUS. This sticker would be placed on the INSIDE of the rear window; we thought that would be a better thing than the stickers that go on the outside of the car where they can fall off or have to be removed for some reason. The sticker can be easily removed; it is not glued on as other stickers are., If we buy in bulk, 500, it would cost .99 a sticker. I will try to get the cost down to .90; will see if he would agree to that price. If there are a few parishes that want to go in with us we can purchase 500 and distribute accordingly. Any ques call me at 201-638-6995.

Joan Saoud St John's Respect Life Ministry Hillsdale

Are You Living Your Life to the Fullest?

...Tremendously helped me with my roles as a husband and father
...Provided those answers that I never received as a kid growing up.
...Opened my eyes to see who I truly am as a woman.

Discover Theology of the Body!

Given to us by Saint John Paul II, Theology of the Body is renewing marriages, awakening vocations, healing deep personal wounds, and setting people free to live the life for which they were created..

Theologian Christopher West addresses, via DVD, two fundamental questions of human existence:

• What does it mean to be “made male and female in the image and likeness of God?”
• How can I live my life in a way that brings true happiness and fulfillment?

Theology of the Body: A Six-Week Program
Thursday evenings, February 19, 26, March 5 ,12,19,26 7:00-9:00 PM.
Location: School Cafeteria - The Church of the Little Flower, 110 Roosevelt Ave., Berkeley Heights.

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2015 NJRTL Banquet Dinner

Friday, April 17, 2015, 6:30 PM
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick

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Pope Francis blasts abortion, euthanasia as 'sins against God'

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The Jesuit Post: On Love and Dignity and Dying

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NaPro: A Quiet Revolution (official trailer)

A trailer to rally support for a new film project
by Blackfriar Films

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Poster/Essay Contest Winners!

Pro-Life Film "Gimme Shelter"

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Advance Directives for Health Care
A Catholic Perspective

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"I Am A Gift From God"

the Pro-Life song written by Pierce Joyce and Tom Madaras

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The First Nine Months

Fetus is a Latin word for "young one." Whenever faced with an important medical decision, women deserve full and accurate information to guide them in making an informed choice. This is just one page from a booklet called The First 9 Months, approved by the Physicians Resource Council, that Focus provides free of charge to pregnancy centers - because women have a right to know the facts.

Click Here to Read the Booklet

Assisted Suicide: What is at Stake?

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Archdiocese of Newark
Catholic Cemeteries

Memorials to the Unborn

For those lost through abortion and miscarriages

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A Statement on Religious Liberty

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty

US Government Imposes Unjust Rules on Catholic Institutions

Archbishop Myers is joining with other bishops in the United States to speak out against soon-to-be-implemented rules from the US Department of Health and Human Services that will force Catholic institutions to purchase and offer health insurance coverages that are in conflict with Catholic teaching.

These rules mark the first time in this nation's history that the US Government has cast aside the Protection of Religious Freedom guaranteed to Catholic Americans under the First Amendment of the US Constitution.

View letter regarding the HHS mandate from Archbishop John J. Myers (English)

View letter regarding the HHS mandate from Archbishop John J. Myers (Spanish)

For more information on these unjust rules and to take action against them, click here.

Gianna Center for Women

Experience a new approach to women’s health care.

prolife. catholic. health care for women.

Located in Saint Peter’s University Hospital, the Gianna Center is a medical practice dedicated to empowering women with a restorative, scientifically based method for monitoring their health.

• Infertility
• Menstrual cycle abnormalities
• Endometriosis
• Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
• Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
• Hormonal abnormalities
• Menopausal therapy
• Natural family planning education (Creighton Model)
• NaProTECHNOLOGY™ medical and surgical consultations
• General gynecological care
• Prenatal care

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Cheryl Riley Interview on WABC's
"Religion on the Line"

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-courtesy of 770am WABC's "Religion on the Line"


The "Choose Life" License Plate -- all across our nation -- is a wonderful way to raise public awareness and much needed funding to support the positive choices of Life, Adoption and Safe Havens for unwanted pregnancies and newborns.

Administered by The Children First Foundation, the tax-deductible annual $25 membership renewal fee for each "Choose Life" License Plate goes toward helping support every Pregnancy Resource Center, Maternity Home and non-profit Baby Safe Haven Program located within the Tri-State Area according to the state in which the plate is purchased. Additional donations to CFF will help fund over 200 pro-life agencies in all three states that so generously provide free, life-saving services, including counseling, temporary housing, utility bills, food, transportation, maternity clothing, and uncovered medical expenses.

To purchase the New Jersey "Choose Life" License Plate effort, click HERE.

Kevin and Theresa Burke Interview on WABC's
"Religion on the Line"

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-courtesy of 770am WABC's "Religion on the Line"

USCCB - Health Care Reform
Find out what the bishops are saying about health care reform at www.usccb.org/healthcare, the new, comprehensive resource for information on the Church's position on this important issue.

What's Wrong With the Senate Health Care Bill on Abortion?
A Response to Professor Jost
(PDF File)

Around the Archdiocese

"Holy hour for Life"
Holy Spirit Church- 984 Suburban Rd. Union, NJ First Wednesday of the month

St. John the Apostle Church-1805 Penbrook Terrace Linden, NJ Third Monday of the month following 7:00 p.m. mass (Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered)

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, 28 Livingston Avenue, Roseland - 2nd Tuesday of each month at 9:15 am (following the 8:45 am Mass). The hour will include exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary with many pro-life intentions, Divine Mercy Chaplet, quiet time, beautiful music and Benediction. For more information, please call the rectory (972) 226-7288.

Little Flower, Berkeley Heights - Jan 21st. Will be held in the Upper Church on Roosevelt Ave. Begins @ 7 PM and there will be a community café immediately following in the cafeteria. Please also think about joining us for Theology of the Body on the Thursdays of Lent beginning Feb 19 and ending Mar. 26

St. Bart's, Scotch Plains Monday January 26, 2015 7:00 pm

Bergen County

January 12, 2015 7:30 pm
Our Lady Queen of Peace
400 Maywood Ave.
Maywood, NJ

End of Life Issues Seminar
April 20, 2015 7:00 pm St. Helen's, Westfield NJ

St. PJPII Meetings
The next meeting of the St. John Paul II Respect Life Committee of Union County will be held on:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 (Gathering at 7 PM, Meeting at 7:15 PM)
St. Teresa of Avila
306 Morris Ave.
Summit, NJ 07901
The Avila Room (Location Below)

Respect Life Manual (PDF File)

Metuchen Diocese Respect Life Office
Paterson Diocese Respect Life Office

Archdiocese of Newark, 171 Clifton Ave., Newark, NJ 07104-0500