The first Catholic radio station in Cape May County

The 300 watt station — WSMJ-FM, 91.9 — will start broadcasting later this year from Cape May to Ocean City with 18 hours of EWTN programming. It’s expected to go 24 hours in 2012 to include contributions from local pastors and programs in Spanish. A local group called Soul Mates...

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Young Adults meet to Explore their Faith

Renew International’s Theology on Tap is a discussion series for Catholic young adults, married and single, in their late teens (18-19), twenties, and thirties. Four evening sessions, sponsored by the diocesan Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministries, welcome young adults to gather and to enter more deeply into their...

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Bishop issues decree establishing St. Joseph the Worker Parish on Sept. 9

Bishop Joseph Galante formally announced that the parishes of St. Vincent Pallotti, Haddon Township, and St. Aloysius, Oaklyn, will unite and the new parish resulting from the consolidation, St. Joseph the Worker, will be established on Oct. 12. The announcement establishing the new parish was made in a formal decree, which is published in the Sept....

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Bishop Galante’s message in the Catholic Star Herald: “Why the ‘Dream Act’ transcends politics”

Some wonder why church leaders speak out on what are often considered merely political issues. However, what are called political issues really affect people, their lives, their present and their future. These issues do not exist in a vacuum detached from human beings. So very often what are seen as...

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Mercy Sister Grace Nolan, advocate for the poor in Atlantic City, retires

Mercy Sister Grace Nolan, after 41 years of service to the poor, sick and troubled of Atlantic City, has retired as coordinator of Catholic Charities’ Atlantic County Family Services and Community Center, which provides case management, emergency financial aid and crisis pregnancy services to more than 8,000 families and individuals....

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Decree issued establishing Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish

Bishop Joseph Galante announces the establishment of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish, formed through the consolidation of Queen of Angels (Our Lady of Victories, Landisville and St. Michael, Minotola), Buena; St. Mary, Malaga; and St. Rose of Lima, Newfield, effective Aug. 31. The announcement establishing the new parish...

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New parish names sign of emerging diocesan church

The Diocese of Camden boasts parishes named for saints Joseph, Mary and Thomas More, among others, all well-known Catholic monikers. However, no children of any of these parish patrons have ever been spotted at their namesake church, at least in South Jersey. That is until St. Gianna Parish in Northfield...

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