Reflections on finally reaching the finish line

This semester, my first as a major seminarian, has truly been an unforgettable one. In the midst of taking new classes, adjusting to a new community, and falling deeper in love with the Lord, I also had the incredible opportunity to run the New York Marathon. When Father Michael Romano,...

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Bringing the message of Zacchaeus to the imprisoned

Written by Mary McCusker Thirty-nine inmates rose from their chairs inside Southern State Prison in Delmont and sang “Lord, you have come to the seashore” as Bishop Dennis Sullivan walked into the large gymnasium during an early Thanksgiving Mass on Nov. 20. It was an appropriate hymn in the correctional...

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December Catholic Business Network features Director of Youth, Young Adult, Campus Ministries

Just after the Synod on Young People, the upcoming Catholic Business Network guest speaker will share his expertise and experience regarding generational differences and bridging generational gaps, and efforts in making generational differences work. Greg Coogan, director of Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministries for the Diocese of Camden, will...

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Priestly vocations in challenging times

Written by Carl Peters and Pete Sanchez What is a priestly vocation? The question is vitally important, especially to Catholics struggling with their faith as they read stories of priests who have abused children and youth, and stories of bishops who put the church’s public image before the welfare of...

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Latinos in South Jersey share the journey with immigrants, refugees

Written by Pete Sanchez At Vineland’s Divine Mercy Parish, persistent rain couldn’t extinguish the fire blazing from torches and hearts last Sunday as the Hispanic faithful of South Jersey “shared the journey” with their immigrant brothers and sisters. Since September 2017, when Pope Francis began the Share the Journey campaign,...

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Father Benedict House dedication in Atlantic City

Written By Peter Sanchez Declaring that all who enter its doors are “caught by Christ,” Bishop Dennis Sullivan last Friday blessed the Father Benedict House in Atlantic City. Joined by diocesan priests, Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Renewal, volunteers, and faithful of South Jersey, Bishop Sullivan celebrated 10 a.m....

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Advent: A Time to Prepare

Written by Father Jason Rocks With the celebration of Thanksgiving being complete, we are aware that the end of the year is upon us.  Our calendars (for those who do not use an electronic one) are turning to the last page.  It becomes a time to reflect upon the past...

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Giving thanks throughout the darkest chapters in life

Written by Mary McCusker Isaac Wilson’s hands clasped tightly as he kneeled and bowed his head in prayer this past weekend at Mass. He wore his best suit. He made sure he had his offertory donation ready for the collection. He nodded intently during the homily. He prayed. “I was...

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Cathedral Kitchen appoints a new executive director

Cathedral Kitchen (CK), a nonprofit that provides meals and other services in Camden, has a new executive director. Carrie Kitchen Santiago, formerly the executive director of the Community Learning Center in Philadelphia, began leading Cathedral Kitchen on Nov. 6. She replaced long time executive director Karen Talarico, who retired after...

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A bridge from our earthly lives to heaven

Written  by Kari Janisse November is one of my favorite months of the year. The leaves have changed by now into beautiful colors, Thanksgiving is celebrated with family and friends around the table and it is the month that begins with my favorite feast day, All Saints Day! On Nov....

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