July 31, 2019 Monitor Article Bishop O’Connell Reflects on ‘Aid to Dying’ Read More….

May 17, 2019: Call to Action–Imminently  the U.S. House will vote on H.R. 5, the misnamed “Equality Act.” This bill would undermine current pro-life laws, including conscience protections for health care providers, and could be read to require taxpayer funding of abortion. H.R. 5 adds problematic “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” language to the definition of “sex” in the Civil Rights Act, threatening religious freedom, privacy, free speech, quality health care, and many charitable organizations.By redefining “sex” to mean “pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition,” the bill could be construed to mandate that no hospital, doctor, employer, or government can “discriminate” against a woman by not allowing “services” that are unique to women, i.e. abortions. Lawsuits could be brought against all kinds of reasonable abortion regulations, potentially overturning laws like the Hyde Amendment that prevent taxpayer funds from paying for abortion through Medicaid, and upsetting conscience protection laws.The Church seeks to promote justice and human dignity, and so Catholics are opposed to all unjust discrimination. But the “Equality Act” does not offer meaningful protections for individuals and instead undermines a host of other important laws and protections for people. Contact your senators and representative today and urge them to oppose the “Equality Act!” Please call U.S. Representative Andy Kim’s office at 202-225-4765 to vote against this Act. 

April 28, 2019: BORN ALIVE ABORTION SURVIVORS PROTECTION ACT (This Bill would make sure that babies who survive abortion would not be killed or left to die) Please call U.S. Representative Andy Kim: 202-225-4765 and tell him to take a vote and PASS THIS BILL.

April 26, 2019: The Respect Life Cohort of Roman Catholic Churches of Toms River will be holding a Rosary for the Unborn on Friday April 26th, 12 Noon to 1 PM. Please meet at the front of Ocean County Library Toms River to pray the Rosary for the unborn and their parents. For More Information Contact Mario at 732-557-6689

March 27, 2019: BORN ALIVE ABORTION SURVIVORS PROTECTION ACT (This Bill would make sure that babies who survive abortion would not be killed or left to die) Please call U.S. Representative Andy Kim: 202-225-4765 and tell him to take a vote and PASS THIS BILL. 

March 27, 2019:The New Jersey Senate and Assembly passed the PHYSICIAN’S ASSISTED SUICIDE BILL.  Gov. Murphy is waiting to hear from the people of New Jersey before he decides whether or not to sign this bill into law.  It is urgent that you call Gov. Murphy and tell him NOT TO SIGN IT INTO LAW: Phone: 609-292-6000 or email https://www.state.nj.us/governor/contact.  Thank you. 

Breaking News, March 22, 2019: The Physician’s Assisted Suicide Bills (A1504 and S1072) will be voted on in both the NJ Senate and Assembly on Monday, March 25.  This Bill is a direct threat to anyone viewed as a cost liability.  Patients with a lingering illness could be branded as an economic liability and decisions to encourage death could be driven by cost.  The facts are clear: California, Vermont & Oregon have passed these bills and some insurance companies have denied individuals health coverage but offered them low cost drugs to end their lives.  These Bills must be opposed. A strong presence is really needed in Trenton, on Monday, March 25 to Lobby against this legislation.  If you can go to Trenton meet at the State House Cafeteria at 9am.  Bring Photo Identification to go through security at the parking lot.  Tell the guard that you are there to attend the Senate and Assembly Voting Sessions.  Of course, a peaceful and cordial manner is extremely important. Thank God our district Legislators (Senator Hozaphel, Assemblymen Wolfe and McGluckin) are voting against these Bills.  You can call them and thank them for their pro-life stand 732-840-9028.  Pray that these Bills do not pass. Further info: Contact Diocese of Trenton, Respect Life. (See Link Below to Diocese)

March 10, 2019: Bishop O’Connell calls for prayers to end infanticide:

We proclaim that human life is a precious gift from God;
that each person who receives this gift has responsibilities toward God, self, and others, and that society, through its laws and social institutions,
must protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence.

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:
“Jesus, Lord of Life, transform the hearts of all elected leaders to recognize that infanticide is wrong and must not be tolerated. Open hearts and minds to recognize and defend the precious gift of every human life.”  See More at: https://dioceseoftrenton.org/respect-life-ministry/#PrayerToEndInfanticide https://www.dioceseoftrenton.org/

News: March 6, 2019: Please join our Respect Life
Cohort in praying a Memorare Novena (pray the prayer 9 times a day for 9 days)starting Monday, March 11th. Once again the Physicians Assisted Suicide Bill will be brought up for a vote this month. The U.S. Senate has also voted against a bill that would give full medical attention to babies who survive abortion. The vote was 53 in favor and 44 against, 60 votes are needed to pass the bill. Memorare: Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen

News: February 8, 2019: US SENATE BILL S311 BORN ALIVE ABORTION SURVIVORS PROTECTION ACT would make it a law that any baby born alive from an abortion would receive full medical attention to save the baby’s life.  Call Senator Booker 202-224-3224 and Senator Menendez 202-224-4744 and tell them to vote YES. Please call U.S. Representative Andy Kim’s office at 202-225-4765 to let him know that you do not want taxpayer funds being used to fund abortions Thank you.