Spiritual Manpower

Written by Pete Sanchez The most powerful moment at the first-of-its-kind Man Up South Jersey conference held at Paul VI High School on Nov. 10, was an impromptu one, right before lunch. During his opening remarks to the men of all ages — numbering almost 500 — the founder of...

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Giving well-deserved thanks to our teachers

Written by Janice DeCicco Fipp, Ed.D  As a principal of one of the Catholic Schools within the Diocese of Camden, I feel a great deal of gratitude and appreciation for many things and many people. First, the oversight and resources provided to our schools by Bishop Sullivan and the diocesan...

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Andres Arango named to CHARIS, new Vatican body serving charismatics

Andres Arango, the Bishop’s Delegate for Hispanic Ministry and Director of Evangelization in the Diocese of Camden, has been named the representative for Spanish-speakers from North America and the Caribbean in “CHARIS,” a new organization of charismatic Catholics in the Vatican. “CHARIS” will take over the roles previously played by...

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Ethel Merman learns her stage son is a future priest

Written by Carl Peters The 1954 movie “There’s No Business Like Show Business” was a vehicle for the music of composer Irving Berlin, with Ethel Merman famously belting out the title tune and Marilyn Monroe vamping up “After You Get What You Want.” The Hollywood extravaganza — filmed in CinemaScope!...

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The Pastoral Year: experiencing parish life

Written by Peter Sanchez On a Thursday morning at Wildwood’s Notre Dame de la Mer Parish last September, seminarian Paul Abbruscato addressed the 8 a.m. morning Mass-goers, sharing the life of Francis de Sales on the saint’s feast day. In a way, he could have been talking about himself and...

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Saint Gerard Mass celebrated

Father Michael Field, pastor of Saint Bridget University Parish, Glassboro, blesses Jamie Giambanis and her son, George, at the annual Mass in honor of Saint Gerard Majella, patron of mothers, babies and those trying to conceive. Giambanis attended last year’s Mass, when she was hoping to conceive. Photo by Alan...

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