Statement of the Roman Catholic Bishops of New Jersey on the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

Newark  Trenton  Paterson  Camden  Metuchen  August 15, 2018 New Jersey’s Roman Catholic Bishops acknowledge that media accounts of the details contained in Pennsylvania’s grand jury report show a heartbreaking departure from our fundamental belief in the dignity and value of every child.  As a Church, our calling remains unchanged – to help...

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“Knights do their part to help persecuted Christians,” a message from Bishop Sullivan

I recently attended the 136th Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus, which took place in Baltimore. The Knights of Columbus was founded by the Venerable Michael McGivney in 1882. Father McGivney was a parish priest in Connecticut whose concern for the economic, spiritual and human conditions of the men...

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Hope comes in many forms at Joseph’s House

Written by Carl Peters There was music, food and ice cream to accompany the inspirational message of the day. But the surest sign of hope came in the figure of a 10-month-old girl whose parents had once been guests at this home for the homeless. Thomas and Amy Berrios had...

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The Wedding of the Sea in Atlantic City and Wildwood

All are welcome to join Bishop Dennis Sullivan in celebrating Vigil and Holy Day Masses in honor of the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Wedding of the Sea traditions on Aug. 14 and 15. On Aug. 14, Notre Dame de la Mer Parish will observe...

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Parish Evangelization at Our Lady of Guadalupe

Written by Father Vincent Guest If you are driving through the towns of Somerdale, Hi-Nella, Stratford, Laurel Springs, Lindenwold, Clementon and Pine Hill this summer, do not be surprised to see signs on lawns and in gardens promoting Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and Shrine. The signs are part of...

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VIRTUS child protection program being implemented

In the winter of 2017, the Diocesan Review Board (DRB) met to discuss and compare the diocesan safe environment training program for adults who have regular contact with children. The New Jersey Child Assault Prevention (CAP) program had been the training workshop since 2004. The DRB looked at a national...

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The slower, more casual Boys (and Girls) of Summer

Since 2010, from April to July, priests have replaced their clerical garb for cleats; businessmen and businesswomen have stepped out of cubicles and onto dirt and grass; and students have put down homework, picked up gloves and bats, and hit the field, representing their parishes in the Diocese of Camden’s...

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A sign of salvation for the congregation

By Peter G. Sánchez Standing in front of his altar in Saint Joseph Church, looking up, Father Jaromir Michalak is “ecstatic.” The pastor of the Somers Point parish is gazing at the newly-installed crucifix behind the altar, the product of months of work that included the effort of a parish...

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