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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Bishop issues decree establishing Holy Angels Parish, Woodbury

Bishop Joseph Galante formally announced today that the parishes of St. Patrick, Woodbury, Most Holy Redeemer, Westville Grove and St. Matthew, National Park will unite and the new parish resulting from the consolidation, Holy Angels Parish, will be established April 21, 2010. The announcement establishing the new parish was made...

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U.S. bishops reiterate opposition to Senate health care bill because of abortion funding

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has reiterated its opposition to Senate Bill H.R. 3590 because it contains federal funding for elective abortions. The Bishops support authentic health care reform, but oppose the bill approved by the Senate, “primarily due to its serious flaws on abortion and conscience rights,”...

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Bishop accepts decision of Priest Team to keep Wildwood Catholic open for new school year

 – Statement of the Diocese – Given his own commitment to providing Catholic secondary education in Cape May County, Bishop Joseph Galante has been open to considering possible solutions to the challenges facing Wildwood Catholic High School. He also has been greatly heartened by the support and immediacy with which...

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Catholic Relief Services Collection March 13-14

Tbe annual Catholic Relief Services Collection will be taken up in parishes of the Diocese of Camden March 13-14.  See letter from Bishop Joseph Galante, below: Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ: The Catholic Relief Services Collection will be taken up in parishes of the Diocese of Camden during the weekend...

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