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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Prayers for life

During the 40 Days for Life campaign last month, Bishop Dennis Sullivan led pro-life supporters in praying the rosary outside a local abortion clinic, the Cherry Hill Women’s Center. His visit concluded with all praying for an end to abortion. With Bishop Sullivan, above, are Father George Seiter, pastor of...

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Saint Luke Award Recipients for 2018

Roberta “Bobbie” Bradley, R.N., left, and Elizabeth Crowley, M.D. were the recipients of the Saint Luke Awards presented by the Catholic Medical Association at the annual White Mass for healthcare professionals, celebrated Oct. 28 at Saint Luke Church, Stratford. Bradley is director of the Saint Peter’s Senior Ministry in Merchantville...

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Remembering the faithful departed during November

Written by Debra Moore November is the month when Catholics focus more intently on praying for the faithful departed. We begin November with the celebration of the Solemnity of All Saints, a holy day of obligation honoring all those faithful souls in heaven. The following day we observe the Commemoration...

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