A day of roller coasters and worship

Youth and adults from the Diocese of Camden — 750 of them — joined others from all five dioceses in the state for fun and faith May 18. In all, 3,000 people attended the New Jersey State Catholic Youth Rally, held at Six Flags Great Adventure. The day began with...

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Annual Knights of Columbus Convention in Wildwood

Bishop Dennis Sullivan was the principal celebrant of the opening Mass for the Annual Knights of Columbus Convention May 16 at St. Ann Church, Notre Dame de la Mer Parish in Wildwood. Concelebrating with the bishop were Father Michael Field and Father Joseph D. Wallace of Notre Dame, and Msgr....

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Former prisoners welcome

James Rodriguez, 43, knows what it’s like for some of Camden’s recently paroled men and women. “Incarcerated for most of my life for drugs and alcohol abuse, I know what it feels like to get out of prison and struggle with my addictions, and have no one to talk to...

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Diocesan housing agency recognized

Two projects of the Diocesan Housing Services Corporation of the Diocese of Camden have been recognized for “Outstanding Achievement” by the Middle Atlantic Regional Council of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. The Village at St. Peter’s Senior Housing in Pleasantville was recognized under the “Program Innovation” category. Diocesan Housing Services Corporation...

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Hispanic community in the Catholic parishes

Why did standing room only crowds fill church halls last week to hear a Boston College professor quote statistics from a study? The answer seems to be that — after years of seeing the swelling numbers of Hispanic Catholics and their increasing influence on the church — church leaders understand...

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Rebuilding Parishes

“From ho-hum to awake, aware, and awesome.” These words describe the transformation of the Church of the Nativity in Timonium, Md., according to pastor Father Michael White and staff member Brian Crook. The 10-year reformation of the parish, from one with no youth ministry, an unpopular religious education program, and...

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