State Catholic DeaFest to be held March 29

The “Language of the People” referred to in the Vatican II document, the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, permitted the priests to celebrate the Mass in the people’s native tongue. This declaration allows us to have American Sign Language (ASL) in our ‘Deaf Mass’ today.   Before Vatican II, priests would...

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Rod Herrera, director of the Diocese’s Office of Child and Youth Protection, will be honored at the 2014 CAP Awards – March 28

Rod J. Herrera, director of the Camden Diocese’s Office of Child and Youth Protection, will be among those honored at the 2014 CAP Awards Luncheon this month for their role in protecting the children of New Jersey. Herrera will receive the CAP 2014 Faith-Based Award for coordinating Child Assault Prevention...

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Bishop Sullivan presides at Rite of Election

The Camden Diocese’s annual Rite of Election was held March 9 at Our Lady of Hope Parish in Blackwood, as catechumens took one step closer to entering into full communion with the Catholic Church. An estimated 140 catechumens – unbaptized believers seeking membership into the Catholic faith – from 42...

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Msgr. Michael Doyle’s article in America Magazine

Msgr. Michael Doyle, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Camden wrote an article “Digging Deep” reflecting on Irish poet Seamus Heaney. It was published in the March 4 issue of American Magazine.  To read the article on America’s website click: http://americamagazine.org/issue/digging-deep

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New president for Camden Catholic High School

Bishop Dennis Sullivan has appointed Mary Whipkey as the third president of Camden Catholic High School. The appointment was made upon the recommendation of the Board of Trustees of Camden Catholic. Whipkey has been interim president since May 2013. She previously served as director of admissions and director of development...

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Families torn apart by broken immigration system

Bishop Dennis Sullivan stood with immigrant families, faith and lay leaders on the steps of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Camden on Ash Wednesday for a press conference urging President Barack Obama to bring relief to families of undocumented immigrants who face deportation and detention. “We turn our...

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