Re-thinking what students need to know

Written by Mary Beth Peabody Joan DiCicco is a self-proclaimed curriculum geek. A second grade teacher, DiCicco is serving on her third curriculum redesign team for South Jersey Catholic Schools — first math, (ELA) and now social studies. As a team lead for the ELA redesign, DiCicco and three colleagues...

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Reflections of a seminarian’s mother

Written by Sally Fox As I look at the calendar and realize there are only 10 weeks until Joshua’s priestly ordination, I reflect back to the beginning of Josh’s discernment journey that began just about 10 years ago when Josh was still in high school, and I realize that it...

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7th Annual iRace4Vocations, one of the largest outdoor Catholic gatherings in South Jersey Sun., April 22 

Catholics throughout the six southern counties of New Jersey, as well as the Delaware Valley region, are invited to attend the 7th Annual iRace4Vocations event on Sunday, April 22 at Washington Lake Park, 626 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd, Sewell. This free event, sponsored by the Office of Vocations of the Diocese of Camden,...

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Listening, discerning and living

Written by Father Michael Romano When someone begins the journey of searching for his or her proper vocation, it is necessary to listen to the Word of God, discern the mission to which one is called and to live it out in joy once it is discovered. Following the pope’s...

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Dennis Ezekiel, longtime Star Herald advertising rep, dies

Dennis Eugene Ezekiel of Collings Lakes, who sold advertising for the Catholic Star Herald for 22 years, died  in the comfort of his home in the early morning hours of Good Friday, March 30. “His God and his family were always his top priority. The gentleness, compassion and patience he...

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Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation: Holiness requires working for social justice

Written by Michael Jordan Laskey I absolutely love Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation, “Gaudete et exsultate” (“Rejoice and be glad”). If you’re interested in reading a clear, compelling, concise, joyful, spiritual guide to what holiness in today’s world might entail, look no further. (You can access an electronic copy for...

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Living: Not a minute of regret in 60 years

Written by Sister Bianca Camilleri, FMIHM  On Feb. 3, 2018, the Diocese of Camden celebrated the World Day for Consecrated Life with a Mass and dinner honoring men and women religious who will commemorate significant Jubilees this year. As a Sister celebrating 60 years of religious consecration, I was blessed to...

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