A face-to-face encounter with immigrants

Written by Mary McCusker “It’s one thing to read about migrants and refugees. But having a chance to meet immigrants, seeing their faces and hearing their voices … it’s different than seeing it in a headline,” reflected one parishioner as he sipped his coffee at the Catholic Community of the...

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The sad connection between suicide and adults with autism

Written by Gina Guarnere That moment when your wonderful little boy lays his head, heavy with sorrow that is not his to carry, on your shoulder and breathes out such a sigh that you can hear the shattered pieces of his heart collide with your skin… “Mommy, I think my...

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Re-thinking what students need to know

Written by Mary Beth Peabody Joan DiCicco is a self-proclaimed curriculum geek. A second grade teacher, DiCicco is serving on her third curriculum redesign team for South Jersey Catholic Schools — first math, (ELA) and now social studies. As a team lead for the ELA redesign, DiCicco and three colleagues...

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Reflections of a seminarian’s mother

Written by Sally Fox As I look at the calendar and realize there are only 10 weeks until Joshua’s priestly ordination, I reflect back to the beginning of Josh’s discernment journey that began just about 10 years ago when Josh was still in high school, and I realize that it...

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