A service day for Catholic School students

Sophia Mancinelli (far left) and Collin Montenegro (far right), both eighth grade students of Good Shepherd Regional School, Collingswood, work with students of Saint John of God Community Services, Westville Grove, during the Collingswood school’s service day on Jan. 18. The morning was devoted largely to the Ronald McDonald House,...

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A look at religious groups in the news

Written by Father Joseph Wallace As director of ecumenical and interreligious affairs, I’m often asked about different religious groups who are prominent in news stories of the day. Two such groups that I have been asked about recently are the Black Hebrew Israelites who were involved in the recent standoff...

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The best decision I made in the United States

Written by Olga Adila As Colombians and Latinos, we profess the Catholic religion. So one of my priorities when I came to this beautiful country was to make sure that my daughters could continue to receive a quality education like they had in Bogotá, not only academically but also with...

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Shared goals at home and at school

Written by Ryan MacFarland My wife and I attended Catholic grade school, high school and college. We always knew we wanted to provide our children with this same experience, but when the time came, our circumstances had changed. We were living in a great school district, we both worked full-time,...

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Generosity amid government shutdown

Written by Mary McCusker As the government shutdown approaches its one-month mark, the end of January looms over the heads of 800,000 unpaid workers across the nation. For them and their families, it means another withheld paycheck — and consequently panic, desperation, and having to choose between essentials like food,...

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Clear skies, clear vision: the 2019 March for Life

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholics “must do all we can to be God’s witnesses of merciful love in the world” and stand up for “the life and dignity of the human person wherever it is threatened or diminished,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities. “Protecting the...

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Inspirational medical consults

Written by Peter G. Sánchez Away from the classrooms and library, the textbooks and the flash cards, the three medical students of Rowan University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, enjoyed a brief break last Sunday evening at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Lindenwold. Jared Furtado, 23, a second year...

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After a full half-century, retirement

Saint John Paul II Regional School, Stratford, celebrated the retirement of Lois Schuhl, vice principal, on Dec. 21. Schuhl served 50 years in Catholic education as a teacher and administrator. She taught in the Camden Diocese for 47 years beginning at Saint Agnes School, Blackwood, then Our Lady of Grace...

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