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Resources & Additional Information

Church Teaching on the Definition of Marriage

For Archdiocesan approved counseling referrals, please call or email or 973-497-4327

USCCB Committe Chairs Reaffirm the Catholic Church's Teaching on Marriage Questions and Answers on Same Sex “Marriage”
Executive Summary of the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey's Message on Marriage A Message on Marriage from the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey


Catholic Counseling & Psychotherapy

For Archdiocesan approved counseling referrals, please call or email or 973-497-4327

CatholicPsych Institute Pastoral Solutions Institute


Grief and Loss

Life-Giving Wounds Red Bird Ministries


Perinatal Loss Resources

Perinatal Loss Resource List Catholic Miscarriage Support
Perinatal Hospice I knew miscarriages were sad—but nothing could prepare us for the experience
Archdiocese of Dubuque - Behold Your Child Ministry  

Saints for Pregnancy and Infant Loss

  • Mary, Mother of God – Witnessed the death of her son, Jesus. Watches over mothers and families especially when they are suffering.
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – A servant to widows, orphans and children. She herself lost two very young children.
  • Blessed Michelina of Pesaro – Lost a very young son.
  • St. Gianna Beretta Molla – Patroness of unborn children. The miracle for her beatification was the healing of a woman suffering consequences of a stillbirth.
  • St. Catherine of Siena – Patroness of miscarriages. Catherine had many siblings who died in infancy, including her twin sister.
  • St. Gerard – Patron of expecting mothers, children (including the unborn).
  • Sts. Louis Martin & Marie-Azélie Guérin – Parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, they experienced the loss of children in infancy.



Lifenet Presentations


Same Sex Attraction

Courage and Encourage International

Prayer and support groups for persons who experience same sex attraction and groups for family who have loved ones who experience same sex attraction:

New Atlantis Report on Sexuality & Gender Truth and Love
Love and Same Sex Attraction Video by Fr. Mike Schmitz  


Defending Marriage

Ruth Institute Marriage: Unique for a Reason


Overcoming Pornography

 Integrity Restored  Convenant Eyes  
Reclaim Sexual Health End Sexual Exploitation


End Of Life Issues

USCCB Video & Resources On Assisted Suicide


Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Outreach

NJ Statewide Domestic Violence Hotlines:

1-800-572-7233   24 Hour Hotlines

Bergen County:
*TTY: 201-836-3071
Batterers Services: 201-336-7575
Union County:
*TTY: 908-355-1023
Batterers Services: 908-355-1995
Hudson County:
*TTY: 201-333-0547
Essex County:
Batterers Services: 973-399-3400

*hearing impaired

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Brian Caldwell                               
Jennifer Ferraioli
Associate Director, Marriage Preparation
Yamilka Genao, M.E., M.A.P.M.
Associate Director                       
Hispanic Life Ministries / Pastoral Familiar Hispana
Marriage Preparation / Enrichment
Natural Family Planning (NFP)
Ministry of loss & Healing
John Kalinowski                              
Coordinator, Ministry of Loss & Healing