Mental Illness, depression and suicide and the support services offered by VITALity Catholic Healthcare Services

By Father Sanjai Devis with Deacon Jerry Jablonowski Along with the two celebrities, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, who took their own lives, I was deeply saddened by the terrifying and tragic news that two families whom I know here in South Jersey, lost their loved ones to suicide in...

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Catholic Charities and volunteers serve all

Written by Mary McCusker On any given day in Catholic Charities’ offices across South Jersey, the agency encounters men, women and children of all faiths, as well as non-believers. Questions such “I’m not a Catholic, but will you help me?” are not uncommon from people who are struggling with poverty...

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Two South Jersey Men Ordained Catholic Priests

Bishop Dennis Sullivan of the Diocese of Camden ordained Father Anthony Infanti and Father Joshua Nevitt to the priesthood on Saturday, June 16, in a standing-room only Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Camden, N.J. Father Infanti is a graduate of Triton Regional High School in Runnemede...

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Through the good times and the bad

After Bishop Dennis Sullivan gave his homily — after he got some hearty laughs from the couples with a joke and then got them feeling sentimental by talking about the sacredness of marriage — came the renewal of promises and blessing of rings. Husbands and wives turned to each other,...

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Leaders engage causes: What about Fatherlessness?

Written by Bill McCusker Quick, think of a few companies you admire. If you are in business, include your own. Now, what social, civic or charitable causes do they support? Diversity? Environment? Cancer? Climate? Animals? Diabetes? Fairness? Veterans? Equality? Similarly, what are key ministries at your parish or prominent issues...

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The joy of graduation day

By Mary Beth Peabody Amid loud cheers and a few tears, the Class of 2018 has crossed the finish line. Nearly 1,200 young adults graduated from six diocesan and three private South Jersey Catholic secondary schools during this first week of June. “Our spiritual lives do not stop here,” said...

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