CNA Staff, May 11, 2020 / 13:10 pm America/Denver (CNA).
A New Jersey Catholic church buried Friday two infants who were found dead at a recycling center a few months ago.
A small group of Church leaders and city officials gathered for a funeral May 8 at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in New Brunswick, fewer than 10 miles southwest of Metuchen.
The service was put together by the Diocese of Metuchen and St. Peter the Apostle University and Community Parish. The attendees included Bishop James Checchio of Metuchen and New Brunswick Mayor James Cahill.
“As we process this heartbreaking tragedy, I ask the faithful and all people of good will to pray for the souls of these infants and to pray for their parents too, that they may experience healing from this misguided, tragic decision,” Checchio said.
“This is another reminder to us that every human being is made in the image and likeness of God and every life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment life begins at conception until natural death. As a Church, we will continue to advocate for the sanctity of all human life so that each person, no matter their stage in life, will be treated with the dignity and care which these infants were denied in life.”