New Catholic Religious Community coming to Atlantic City

The Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal (CFR) and the Diocese of Camden are pleased to announce that the Sisters will open a convent in Atlantic City in August 2017. Bishop Sullivan, who has long known the CFR Sisters since his days in the Archdiocese of New York, invited the Order...

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The church is part of city’s hope for the future

Written by Father Jon Thomas  A tall man in the center of the room excitedly shared news about development projects in Atlantic City. Nothing about the news was vague. He named names and cited figures. The audience listened with equal excitement. The man was Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian but...

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Online survey seeks input from young Catholics

Written by Peter G. Sánchez The Diocese’s Office of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries rolled out an online survey seeking input from the young church in preparation for the Synod of Bishops’ 2018 General Assembly on “Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment.” In its preparatory document, the bishops...

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On the front lines in the battle against opioid addiction

Written by Mary McCusker It’s an epidemic that has left its calling card with virtually every family, high school, neighborhood and workplace. It doesn’t discriminate, extending its steely grip on people regardless of race, age, socioeconomic status or religious belief. That epidemic is opioid addiction. New Jersey has a heroin...

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College Bound

Written by Mary Beth Peabody Students in South Jersey Catholic high schools are bound for college. Over 96 percent of graduates in the class of 2016 enrolled in college for the fall semester, compared with 68.4 percent of 2014 graduates nationwide (most recent National Center for Education Statistics). The 2016...

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Inaugural diocesan celebration of the Filipino saints April 23

The Inaugural Diocesan Celebration of the Filipino Saints Pedro Calungsod and Lorenzo Ruiz will be Sunday, April 23, at 2 p.m., in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Camden. Lorenzo Ruiz is the first canonized Filipino martyr. Saint Lorenzo was born around the year 1600 in Binondo, Manila. He was...

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Each region of the diocese preparing for V Encuentro

Written by Peter G. Sánchez Parishes throughout the Diocese of Camden are hosting small Christian communities in the process of the V Encuentro of Hispanic Ministry. One of them, Blackwood’s Saint Jude Church, Our Lady of Hope Parish, provides services to the Latino community living in Camden and Gloucester counties,...

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