Bishop issues decree establishing St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish, Northfield

Bishop Joseph Galante has formally announced  that the parishes of Saint Peter, Pleasantville and St. Bernadette, Northfield will unite and the new parish resulting from the consolidation, Saint Gianna Beretta Molla Parish, will be established May 5, 2010. The announcement establishing the new parish was made in a formal decree,...

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Bishop Joseph Galante’s Easter Message

New Life in Christ   “We were indeed buried with Him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in newness of life.” (Rom 6:4) It is hard to believe that barely a month...

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Bishop Galante to preside at Holy Week, Easter services

Most Reverend Joseph A. Galante, D.D., J.C.D., Bishop of Camden, will preside at Holy Week and Easter liturgies and services: Passion (Palm) SundaySunday, March 28, 201010:30 AMCathedral of the Immaculate Conception642 Market StreetCamden, NJ 08102 Passion (Palm) Sunday opens Holy Week, the most solemn week in the Church’s liturgical year....

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ACTION ALERT: Save birth mothers’ privacy

On March 22, 2010, the New Jersey State Senate voted to approve Senate Bill 799 that permits adults who had been adopted as children, as well as the guardians or adoptive parents of a child who is currently a minor, to learn the identity of a birth parent. The New...

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U.S. bishops call for “vigilance” on health care legislation

WASHINGTON-The U.S. bishops have called on Congress and people in the Catholic community to make sure promises are kept that new health care legislation will not expand abortions in the United States. Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, made the call March...

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Citing “grave concerns,” Bishop Galante says health care legislation morally unacceptable

03.20.10  Citing “grave concerns” about the Senate version of the heath care bill now before Congress, Bishop Joseph Galante said today that the current legislation is “morally unacceptable” and must not become law.  See Bishop’s statement, below: STATEMENT OF Most Reverend Joseph A. Galante, D.D., J.C.D., Bishop of Camden The Catholic...

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Friday abstinence not observed on March 19, Feast of St. Joseph

Bishop Joseph Galante has informed pastors and administrators that the obligation to abstain from eating meat is not observed on Friday, March 19, 2010 because it is the Feast of St. Joseph, a solemnity. Fasting on all weekdays of Lent is strongly encouraged and the United States Conference of Catholic...

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Bishop lifts H1N1 precautionary measures

With the Centers for Disease Control now reporting low or sporadic levels of the H1N1 virus, Bishop Joseph Galante has directed pastors to reinstate the sign of peace and distribution of the cup during communion, both of which were suspended temporarily in some South Jersey parishes when the virus first...

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Parishes, schools raise more than $500,000 for Haiti Relief

Parishes and schools in the Diocese of Camden have raised more than a half a million dollars to support the emergency relief efforts underway in Haiti, which was devastated by a January earthquake. Bishop Joseph Galante asked that the collection be taken up in all parishes of the diocese on...

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