Inspirational medical consults

Written by Peter G. Sánchez Away from the classrooms and library, the textbooks and the flash cards, the three medical students of Rowan University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, enjoyed a brief break last Sunday evening at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Lindenwold. Jared Furtado, 23, a second year...

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After a full half-century, retirement

Saint John Paul II Regional School, Stratford, celebrated the retirement of Lois Schuhl, vice principal, on Dec. 21. Schuhl served 50 years in Catholic education as a teacher and administrator. She taught in the Camden Diocese for 47 years beginning at Saint Agnes School, Blackwood, then Our Lady of Grace...

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A challenging pro-life call to action

Written by Tracye McArdle In the 1987 classic movie, “The Untouchables,” a crusty street-wise Chicago cop, Jimmy Malone (Sean Connery), lay fatally wounded, shot by one of Al Capone‘s notorious henchmen. Elliott Ness (Kevin Costner), the federal agent leading a small elite team including Malone, tasked with bringing down the...

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Parishes exceed Catholic Strong campaign goals

Three more parishes in the Diocese of Camden have reached their Catholic Strong goals, thanks to hardworking parish campaign teams, and generous faithful parishioners. Mater Ecclesiae Chapel, Berlin; the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Camden; and Mary, Queen of All Saints in Pennsauken will receive 70 percent of their goal...

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The rippling effects of generosity

Written by Mary McCusker “I’m really worried about Thanksgiving and Christmas. It will be hard this year.” It’s what Marie Jones (not her real name) said a week before Thanksgiving. The 20-year-old client of Catholic Charities, wasn’t worrying about herself. “I have four younger siblings. And I have custody of...

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A holiday season tinged with sadness for some

Beginning Dec. 17, the Western Church marks the coming celebration of the Incarnation at Christmas with a series of antiphons at Vespers and the Alleluia Verses at daily Mass which each signal a different title for the coming Christ. The seven antiphons are: O Sapientia (Wisdom), O Adonai (Lord), O Radix Iesse (Root of Jesse), O...

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