Staying together, after finally getting together

Written by Peter G. Sánchez For Diane and Frank Sinatra, it was a summer night in Margate. For Judy and Russell Baji, it was a video dating service in Cherry Hill. Different paths, but the same result: wedded bliss. These two couples’ loving and faithful witness, along with many others like...

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Archbishop Damiano School graduation

Archbishop Damiano School’s Class of 2017 was honored at their graduation on June 13 in Westville Grove. Archbishop Damiano School serves students with moderate to severe cognitive disabilities. Students are referred from over 50 different school districts throughout central and southern New Jersey. Educational programming is divided into three broad levels:...

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And now, a new beginning

Written by Peter G. Sánchez  The last notes of Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance” have played out. The last cap has reached the ground after its brief celebratory flight. The last selfies with shades and smiles have been shot. The last piece of encouragement from a favorite teacher has been handed...

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Local Catholics share their faith in Rome

From staff and wire reports Two local Catholics took the stage in Rome’s Circus Maximus to share their faith on June 3. The occasion was a Pentecost vigil to mark the 50th anniversary of the Catholic charismatic renewal. Pope Francis led the vigil. The local couple who shared their testimony...

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Tribute to an exceptional graduating senior

In recent years, Gloucester Catholic has maintained the tradition of distributing most of the senior awards during a formal breakfast on the morning of commencement; the Bishop Dennis Sullivan Award is the only award distributed during commencement exercises. Bishop Sullivan, it is now my privilege to describe to you the...

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The joys of daily Mass and Friday night poker

Written by Peter G. Sánchez Grocery store clerk. Funeral home driver. Property chairman. Plumbing associate. At one point in his 100 years (and 60 days) on this earth, Bill Hansen has held all these occupations. None, however, can compare to the important position he has held twice a week, and sometimes...

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Wildwood Catholic High School welcomes new principal

Wildwood Catholic High School announces the hiring of Joseph Cray as principal. Cray was most recently an administrator with Kensington Health Sciences Academy of the School District of Philadelphia. In his seven years at the school, he served several roles including Roster Chair, Operations Officer, Director of Technology, mathematics teacher...

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