School culture is inseparable from its Catholic identity

Written by Peter G. Sánchez Saint John Paul II once called the Holy Eucharist, sacrament and sacrifice,“the source and summit of all Christian life.” And it’s no surprise that South Jersey’s Catholic elementary and secondary schools see frequent participation in the Mass as essential young minds in Christian formation. “One...

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Talking Catholic releases new YouTube shows

It is a multimedia world we live in and starting this month you’ll now be able to easily find audio podcast and YouTube resources from local experts at talking.catholicstarherald.org. Of course, for many of our devoted podcast listeners, this is not new territory. In the winter of 2017, the Catholic...

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Being ‘realistic’ about life, death and faith

Written by Carl Peters Beneath the provocative headline “Don’t believe in God? Lie to your children,” the psychoanalyst Erica Komisar encouraged readers of the Wall Street Journal last month to see the benefits of religious faith, especially for young children. She cited a 2018 study in the American Journal of...

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Quiet time, well spent before the Blessed Sacrament

Written by Pete Sanchez Flora Fingerhut remembers the time in 1996 when Msgr. Charles Barth, then-pastor of Saint Peter Parish, Merchantville, approved of her and her husband’s idea. “My husband and I would travel everywhere to different churches, looking for adoration chapels to pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament,”...

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House of Charity launch January 11

The launch for this year’s House of Charity – Bishop’s Annual Appeal this weekend will feature two individuals who see fundraising not as a special project or campaign but as an aspect of discipleship. Father Michael White and Tom Corcoran became well known for “Rebuilt,” their 2013 book about the...

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Stewardship driven by gratitude

“The Call to Stewardship” is a periodic series profiling individuals and families throughout the Diocese of Camden who have shown an inspiring response to the call to Christian stewardship highlighted in 1 Peter 4:10 “As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards...

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Protect Religious Freedom in New Jersey

The New Jersey Catholic Conference is encouraging local Catholics to help protect religious freedom by voicing their opposition to legislation before the New Jersey Senate on Thursday, Jan. 9. If passed, the proposed legislation would eliminate the long-standing exemption in the current state law that protects religious employers from having...

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