Un ‘Pentecostés Hispano’ en Vineland

By Peter G. Sánchez Con la alegría, alabanzas y agradecimientos característicos de su fe, los Católicos Hispanos de la Diócesis de Camden se congregaron en Vineland, en la Parroquia de la Divina Misericordia, el 6 de octubre para la celebración “Creando una Cultura de Encuentro.” El evento, que es la...

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Hands-on preparation for a career in ministry

Written by Pete Sanchez The Diocese of Camden’s fifth cohort of Notre Dame University’s Echo apprentices is hitting the ground running in two parishes and one high school, finding and building a community of faith together and with those they serve and learn from. Miranda Fitzpatrick, a 2019 graduate of...

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A day of fellowship at Lindenwold parish

On Sunday, Sept. 29, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Shrine, Lindenwold, opened their doors to celebrate Mass on the international World Day of Migrants and Refugees. The message was clear: all are welcome here. World Day of Migrants and Refugees In a message for the day, Bishop Joe S. Vásquez...

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Human life must be cherished, protected and defended

Each year the Catholic Church in the United States sets aside the month of October as RESPECT LIFE month. Human life must be cherished, protected and defended. This year the theme is CHRIST OUR HOPE IN EVERY SEASON. Hope anchors us in Christ who holds us steady. “From the time...

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Bishop communicates joy to seminarians

Written by Father Adam Cichoski This year, after the Feast of the Assumption Mass and Wedding of the Sea in Wildwood, we held our annual dinner with the seminarians, their families and Bishop Sullivan. During the dinner, a visiting priest remarked, “It took years after my ordination before I ever...

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October is Respect Life Month

In October our Church celebrates Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is observed as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between. During the month of October,...

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The bishop’s spiritual gift to the diocese

By Donna M. Ottaviano-Britt “I have come to set fire to the earth and how I wish it were already burning.” This line, spoken by Jesus (Lk 12:49) creates a sense of wistful sadness and a great desire to help Him stoke an amazing and holy blaze — just to...

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Padre Pio festival

Father Fortunato Grottola, Cap. OFM, Superior of the Capuchin Monastery in Pietrelcina, Italy, blesses faithful with a relic of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, during the festival marking his feast day at the diocesan Shrine of Saint Pio in Vineland on Sunday, Sept. 22. The annual feast day liturgy and outdoor...

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A bishop driven by his love of pastoral work

Written by Carl Peters During a conversation in Camden that lasted more than an hour, and ranged from the beauty of William Butler Yeats’ poetry to the vitriolic rhetoric now common on social media and in political debate, Bishop Dennis Sullivan often circled back to a favorite topic: his love...

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