The return of the Jubilate Deo Chorale & Orchestra Dec. 13

Back by popular demand, the Jubilate Deo Chorale & Orchestra will once again brings its expert voices, musicians, stories, drama and songs to audiences, on Friday, Dec. 13, at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall in Philadelphia. For the past few months, the talented members of the voice chorus — numbering...

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Lots of teenagers, lots of faith, lots of energy

Written by Pete Sanchez You wouldn’t know it by speaking with the joyful, ever-smiling 16-year-old, but Jhocelin Morquecho remembers a time when she lost confidence in herself. “I was always confident growing up, but then two and a half years ago, I got braces on my teeth,” she explains. Fearful...

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Vietnamese martyrs remembered

On Nov. 24, the Vietnamese Community of West Collingswood’s Most Precious Blood Parish remembered the 117 martyrs killed for their Catholic faith from the 17th-20th centuries.  The men and women who lost their lives — bishops, priests, religious and catechists — were only a small part of the 130,000 Christians...

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Catholic Charities’ culture of volunteerism

Written by Mary Mc Cusker When Pope Francis addressed the jubilee audience for volunteers at Saint Peter’s Square in 2016, he said that volunteers are “among the most precious things the church has; you who every day, often silently and unassumingly, give shape and visibility to mercy.” This statement is...

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Reaching youth where they’re at

Written by Peter G. Sánchez As Camden Catholic’s Christian Leadership students gathered in class last month, all eyes were on Father Edward Kennedy. The part-time Director of Catholic Identity, critiquing students’ recent promotions of their upcoming school retreats (Kairos, a Women’s Retreat, Catholic Performers, and a Catholic Athletes for Christ),...

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