“Young men want lives of heroic virtue,” Bishop Sullivan’s message

A recent edition of The Wall Street Journal’s op-ed page featured an essay by Matthew Hennessy, one of their associate editorial features editors, titled “The Priesthood Is a Heroic Vocation.” Hennessy argues that “young men still want lives of heroic virtue and the priesthood offers that in abundance.” He suggests...

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Catholic Charities workers depart for Houston

Written Mary McCusker “You’re going to be heading into a stressful situation and helping people who are even more stressed. This is a seven-day-a-week assignment, and your days won’t end at 5 p.m. You all have been selected for deployment because of your expertise, and we are asking that you...

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Finding the love of a lifetime

Written by Mary Beth Peabody Matchmaking isn’t part of the mission at South Jersey Catholic Schools, but for many couples the connection is destiny. Take Anne and Tom Heim, who met at Gloucester Catholic High School when Anne was just 14. Married more than 48 years and parents to four...

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Lessons in the Stream

A day in the life of a spider is about to offer a STREAM of learning opportunities for second graders at Saint Rose of Lima School in Haddon Heights. What once might have been a literature experience followed by a science lesson about spiders is now a hands-on learning unit...

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Camden Pre-K offers dual language class

Written by Peter G. Sánchez  With 98 percent of their incoming 187 students from Spanish-speaking households, Camden’s Saint Anthony of Padua School has created a new program aimed at strengthening students’ proficiency in the languages of Spanish and English, beginning with its youngest class. The 13 students (at press time)...

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Gloomy skies, happy faces on the first day

Written by Peter G. Sánchez  Gloomy skies and steady raindrops couldn’t dampen the energy and enthusiasm of teachers, students, parents and Bishop Dennis Sullivan here at Resurrection Catholic, as the elementary school opened its doors this week for the beginning of a new school year. “I get excited when I...

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Day centers combat social isolation among seniors

Written by Deacon Jerry Jablonowski  As well noted in most health and wellness literature on aging, withdrawal into social isolation happens very frequently as one ages and suffers any infirmities that cause limitations to their mobility or ability to care for themselves. Isolation is a major cause of poor health...

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