School Action Alert from New Jersey Catholic Conference

New Jersey Catholic School supporters recommended to contact Governor Christie’s office. ISSUE:  The Appropriations Act for the FY ’15 Budget contains three things important for nonpublic schools: The “Notwithstanding Language” limiting nonpublic nursing services to $77.20 has been removed, thus permitting the nonpublic school accounts to take full effect. An...

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Looking for “Selfies” with Bishop Sullivan

Recently, many “selfies” have been taken with Bishop Sullivan, especially at Confirmation celebrations throughout the diocese.  You may submit selfies for possible print in the Catholic Star Herald or posting on the Diocese of Camden website. Please email photos in JPEG format to mdantonio@camdendiocese.org in the diocesan Office of Communications....

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On Pentecost, celebrating Christian unity

Bishop Dennis Sullivan participated in a prayer service with bishops and leaders of other Christian denominations June 8 at St. Patrick Church, Holy Angels Parish, Woodbury. The event was orginally planned for the international celebration of the Week of Chritian Unity in January, but had to be rescheduled when a...

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Mass for Ugandan Martyrs

The Fourth Annual Mass for the Ugandan Martyrs took place June 1 at Holy Angels Parish, St. Patrick Church in Woodbury, remembering the day on Ascension Thursday in May 1886, when Charles Lwanga and 22 Christian converts were murdered for their faith by King Mwanga of Buganda, now part of...

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Remembering Lewis Katz

The sudden death of Lewis Katz and companions sent shock waves throughout the entire South Jersey communities. While his death is a tragic loss for many, his life was a profound blessing to countless others. I had the privilege of working closely with Lew when the Diocese of Camden established...

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The mystery at the summit

Afternoon tea, maybe some Gregorian chant. The expectation is that a conference of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC) would be a rather sedate affair. Msgr. John H. Burton, former chairman of the group, knows differently. In particular, he cites the first conference he held the gavel, back in...

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Diocese of Camden hosting Ecumenical Celebration June 8

Most Reverend Dennis J. Sullivan, D.D., Bishop of Camden will be part of an Ecumenical Celebration including Christian leaders representing various denominations and clergy from the South Jersey area: Sunday, June 8, 2014 3 p.m. St. Patrick’s Church 86 Cooper Street Woodbury, NJ 08096 Ecumenism, from the Greek word “oikoumene,”...

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