Journey to the peripheries with young adults

Written by Mary McCusker Fourteen missionary disciples from the Diocese of Camden, including myself, began the new year staring wide-eyed at the banks of the Rio Grande River in Texas. It was eerily beautiful — sunny and warm with a slight breeze, deep blue skies reflecting off the winding river...

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Principal of the Year celebration

Written by Mary Beth Peabody The celebration was a complete surprise for Patricia Mancuso, recipient of the 2019 Lead. Learn. Proclaim award for the Diocese of Camden. Mancuso was honored in style by the Saint Mary, Williamstown, community where she has been principal since 2011. With 450 students, Saint Mary’s...

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Evangelize: ‘Go out to all the world’

Written by Pete Sanchez Two individuals from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) visited Sicklerville’s Saint Charles Borromeo Parish last month for a diocesan training day on “Go Out to All the World: Missionary Discipleship in Action Through Parish Ministry.” Rachel Malinowski, who works in U.S. Church Engagement at CRS; and Jeffrey...

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Catholic school, the right decision for our family

Written by Therese Allison When it was time to enroll our firstborn for school, we explored all available options to ensure we made the best decision for our family academically, spiritually and socially. I remember attending an open house and sitting with the advancement director, who very patiently answered my...

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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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