A home and hope for a family in need

Written by Mary McCusker Beena O’Neil was one day away from becoming homeless. She moved to New Jersey from Louisiana to care for her sister, who has health problems and needed the care of family. Once in New Jersey, Beena and her two sons, Sharoon and Simon, moved in with...

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Camden Diocese pays it forward in Louisiana

Written by Mary McCusker “It dumped the equivalent of 7.1 trillion gallons of water on the Baton Rouge area,” explained Mark Taylor, director of Veterans Services for Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, as he described the recent flooding that has devastated Southern Louisiana. “For comparison, Hurricane Katrina dumped about 2.3...

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Catholic Charities to honor three Jewish Federations in South Jersey, Pennsauken Mayor with “Justice for All” Awards

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden annual Justice for All Awards Dinner honors an organization and an individual each year that exemplify the Catholic values of reaching out to the marginalized of society and building a more just community for all. In the Jewish tradition, these same values, expressed in a different...

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A prayerful salute to military veterans

Written by Mary McCusker Patriotism and pageantry filled Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Church in Atlantic City on Aug. 16, as veterans and active-duty military personnel from all branches of service gathered for an interfaith prayer service to honor those who have served and their families. Despite having different faiths, all...

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Advocating for the homeless

Staff members of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, take a break to have their photo taken July 13 in Washington, D.C., where they joined 350 housing advocates for a reception on Capitol Hill with members of Congress. During the reception, speakers shared their experiences of homelessness and other housing struggles...

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World Refugee Day celebrated in Somerdale

To commemorate World Refugee Day, which is internationally observed on June 20 each year, some 150 people filled the cafeteria of Somerdale Park School on June 18 for a day celebrating culture, family and resilience. For the fifth year in a row, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden sponsored this annual...

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