Campus tour opens doors for refugee teens

Written by Mary McCusker “If you could be anything when you grow up, what would you want to be?” It is a question that many young Americans have been asked. Often adults use it as a conversation starter. Other times, it’s a question that encourages youth to use their imaginations...

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Self-discipline to win the imperishable crown

Written by Father Jason Rocks The start of the Winter Olympics, as well as the recent Super Bowl win by the Philadelphia Eagles, calls to mind the words of Saint Paul in the ninth chapter of the first letter to the Corinthians. Here, Saint Paul writes about how athletes train...

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Three choirs singing, with joy, to one God

Written by Cheryl Wright The faithful came from New Jersey, Philadelphia and Delaware to praise the Lord through song at the first Tri-State Catholic Gospel Concert, held Feb. 11 at the Rutgers Camden-Gordon Theatre. The joyful and exuberant singing came from three Catholic choirs from three states and to share...

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A physician’s experience with women religious

Written by Carl Peters Although usually quite shy, Dr. Oliver Sacks was so enchanted by a lunar eclipse one night that he stopped people on the street and pressed his small telescope into their hands. “Look! Look what’s happening to the moon!” he exclaimed to each one. A physician and...

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The diocese honors Paul VI principal

Written by Mary Beth Peabody It’s hard to imagine a leadership quality Sister Marianne McCann does not possess. Recipient of the 2018 Diocese of Camden “Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award,” Sister Marianne has been principal at Paul VI High School in Haddonfield since 2001. Her dedicated and inspirational service began when...

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“May you grow in the love of God,” Bishop Sullivan’s message

From Valentine’s Day, February 14th, to April Fools’ Day, April 1st, is a long stretch of 46 days. Both of these days are well-known and are observed and celebrated with their particular customs. This year there is an unusual occurrence: Valentine’s Day is Ash Wednesday and April Fools’ Day is Easter Sunday, both...

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On Valentine’s Day this year, the need to fast

Written by Father James Bartoloma The last time Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent fell on February 14th was in 1945. At that time, the fasting laws were stricter and applied on almost all days during Lent. The only exceptions would be Sundays and if certain Holy Days occurred within...

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Watching the game with an Eagles superfan

Written by Peter G. Sánchez At approximately 10:17 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4, cheers, tears and sighs of relief filled the Delaware Valley as Super Bowl LII ticked to its final, blessed moment, and the beloved Philadelphia Eagles were crowned champions of football. For superfan Joseph Galante, Bishop Emeritus of...

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