Virtua acquires Lourdes Health System

By Pete Sanchez CAMDEN — Sixty-nine years to the day since its doors first opened on 1600 Haddon Avenue here and the Franciscan Sisters of the Allegany welcomed all to come in and be healed, a new era has begun for Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. On Monday, July...

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‘Thank God we are here’

Written by Mary McCusker CHERRY HILL — “We were forced to leave Myanmar,” Maria Hoih explained to the group of individuals seated around her table. “[My family and I] escaped from Myanmar to Malaysia, but Malaysia turned out to be just as dangerous.” Maria’s story was interrupted by her 3-year-old...

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The blessings of the priesthood and religious freedom

Some of our parishes will be receiving new priests whom I have assigned as pastors; other parishes will be receiving new priests whom I have assigned as administrators. Please, give them a warm welcome to the parish. They need the support of the faithful and, of course, your prayers. These...

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Farmworkers welcomed to Hammonton at Mass

Written by Pete Sanchez During these hot summer months, hundreds of Haitian farmworkers pick the blueberry fields in this Atlantic County community. With sweat on their brows and dirt under their fingernails, they make possible the delicious pies, cakes, muffins, pancakes and milkshakes that have given Hammonton the title of...

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A young woman others see as ‘a holy person’

By Carl Peters Christina McNasby has endured numerous surgeries — 33 of them so far. Disproving the bleak medical prognosis she was given at birth, she learned how to talk after years of speech therapy, and recently graduated from high school. But now the disorder is attacking her kidneys and...

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The diocesan soccer cup runneth over

By Peter Sanchez Cleats? Check. Fast-paced game play? Check. Passionate fans?  Check. Energetic announcers?  Check. Orange slices? Probably. The diocesan Soccer Cup, held June 15 on the fields at Saint Augustine Prep in Richland, was the first of its kind in South Jersey, as young adults, their friends, and family...

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Summer Masses at the Shore

Are you traveling to the South Jersey shore this summer? You’ll find Masses in parishes located throughout the Jersey shore region. Many of our South Jersey parishes added Mass times to their schedules to accommodate visitors as well parishioners during the summer months. Download and print parish Summer Mass schedules. “My presence will...

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Graduates can celebrate their accomplishments

Written by Mary Beth Peabody The academic year is quickly coming to an end for most elementary and secondary students at South Jersey Catholic Schools. Meanwhile, graduates have already begun their summer, enjoying some vacation time and preparing for the next phase of their lives. Secondary school graduates will share...

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