Diocese of Camden enters its 75th year

The Diocese of Camden is entering its 75th year, and the upcoming celebratory year will be filled with events showcasing its past and future and looking ahead to a diocesan Mass on Dec. 9, 2012 — 75 years to the day the six-county diocese was established by Pope Pius XI....

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Collection supports 34,000 retired religious

The 24th annual collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious will be taken up Dec. 10-11, in the Diocese of Camden. Sponsored by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) in Washington, D.C., the appeal asks Catholics to Share in the Care of more than 34,000 women and men religious past...

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Fighting Poverty with Faith

With nearly 800,000 New Jersey residents living in poverty, the New Jersey Catholic Conference along with other faith-based organizations met at the State House Annex on Nov. 30 for “A Call to Action” to express their concerns about hunger and poverty in one of the wealthiest states in the country....

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Catholic bishops of New Jersey address critical needs of the poor

As many New Jerseyans began preparation for Thanksgiving, the Catholic bishops of the state called for urgent action to address poverty that ensnares 800,000 who live in the third most affluent state in the nation. At a Nov. 21 press conference at the archdiocesan center in Newark, the bishops released...

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Study praises Camden Diocesan merger process

There’s much to be learned from the parish merger process in the Diocese of Camden, where 70 parishes have been formed from 124 parishes through a process that began seven years ago. So notes a Columbia University dissertation written by Alice Cahill, an organizational consultant based here and in Silver...

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Decree issued on Nov. 11 establishing Parish of St. Maximilian Kolbe

Bishop Galante formally announces the establishment of the Parish of St. Maximilian Kolbe, formed through the consolidation of the Church of the Resurrection, Marmora, and St. Casimir, Woodbine, and its mission, St. Elizabeth, Goshen, effective Dec. 14. The announcement establishing the new parish was made in a formal decree, which...

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Bishop issues decrees establishing two parishes

On Nov. 4, Bishop Joseph Galante formally announced that the parishes of Transfiguration, West Collingswood, and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Woodlynne, will unite and the new parish resulting from the consolidation, Most Precious Blood, will be established  Dec. 7. In addition, Bishop announced that the parishes of St. Isidore and Sacred Heart, both located in...

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