Respect Life Quote
“Are we moved by the suffering of those without shelter? Do we seek to alleviate the fear, confusion and panic that women facing unexpected pregnancies may be experiencing? Do our hearts ache for elderly patients in nursing homes who feel abandoned and unwanted, having no one to visit them? Our mission is to show each person the love of Christ. As uniquely created individuals, we each have unique gifts which we are called to use to share Christ’s love.” –Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Chairman, 2014 Respect Life Month Statement
March for Life January 22, 2015
The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since 1973 is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, legalized abortion on demand. If you would like to participate in the march on Thursday, January 22, 2015, OLGC will have a bus to take you there with no expense to you. Call Claire Howson at 856-234-6198 for more information or to secure your seat.
Infant, Children and Maternity Clothes Are Needed
1st Way of Burlington County, 215 S. Sunset Road, Suite 304, Willingboro, NJ, is in need of gently-used clothing for mothers and their children. 1st Way is a pro-life pregnancy center serving all of Burlington County but especially the poor of Willingboro and Burlington. Donations are tax deductible and all clothing is given out for free to our clients. Please call the office at 609-871-1431.
Options for Women Baby Bottle Drive
In 2014, 287 babies were born to women who might otherwise have chosen to terminate their pregnancies. They found a way through grace and kindness to choose life at Options Pregnancy Center. Through this baby bottle drive, you will enable Options to continue to help the least of these. God bless you.
Baby Bottles may be picked up at the exit doors. Please take one per family. Leave it in a prominent place in your home; fill it with silver coins, paper money and/or checks made payable to Options for Women. Please return them at the Masses on Feb. 7th and 8th.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO RETURN THE BOTTLES AS THEY ARE COSTLY TO REPLACE.
If you prefer to take an envelope your gift can be mailed directly to Options. The address is
1500 North Kings Highway, Suite 110
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034
Options deeply appreciates your support of this life affirming ministry for the woman, for the child, for life.
Help with Crisis Pregnancies
24 Hour Pregnancy Hotline Numbers
- National Life Services 1-800-848-LOVE
- Abba Crisis Pregnancy Center 1-800-548-LIFE (Palmyra)
- Se Habla Espanol 24 horas de servicio de emergencia para mujeres embarazadas 1-877-675-5900
- Options – free ultrasound and pregnancy tests: 1500 N. Kings Hwy. Ste.110, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 1-877-9NO-WAIT or 856-795-0048
- Alpha Pregnancy Services 215-545-HOPE
- First Way 609-854-8100 (Collingswood)
Homes for Pregnant Women
- Good Counsel Homes (will pick you up) 1-800-723-8331, Riverside 856-393-8169
- Several Sources Foundation 1-800-662-2678
- Guiding Star Ministries Home 215-924-2876
Catholic Charities 1-800-CARE-002
God has a plan for your baby…maybe His plan is for a childless couple to raise the baby. You can meet and choose the adoptive parents. God knows and loves your unborn baby. Abortion ends in pain and death. (Your baby’s heart is beating on day 21). You may thing that abortion is fast and easy and pregnancy and child birth is so hard, but abortion is even more painful and leaves wounds that do not go away. We can help you through your pregnancy.
Post-Abortion Healing Rachel’s Vineyard 1-866-4-RACHEL
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.’s Statement on the USCCB Response to the HHS Insurance Mandate
The members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Administrative Committee engaged in an extended discussion of the issue of religious freedom during our two-day meeting in Washington. Contrary to some media reports, the bishops are united in their vigorous opposition to the intrusive and coercive mandate and dubious “accommodation” proposed by the administration. Again, contrary to media reports, the bishops’ efforts are not focused on contraception but, rather, on the recent, dangerous and precedent-setting intrusion of the administration into and upon the religious freedom of people of all faiths in our nation. The implications of the administration’s actions are long-term and harmful to the deeply held convictions of the American people from the beginning of our history. We bishops see these actions as an affront to the common good. The full statement can be found here. News on Marriage
- To read the .pdf document containing the full text of the NJ Bishops’ 2009 statement on marriage, click here.
- To learn more about the N.J. Bishops’ statements on marriage, go to http://www.njcathconf.com/content/family_life_marriage_teaching.php.
- For information on the U.S. Bishops’ initiatives to defend and promote the sanctity of marriage as a union between one man and one woman, go to http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/marriage/promotion-and-defense-of-marriage/.
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