Child and Youth Protection Conference

Written by Carl Peters An adult survivor of child sexual abuse was scheduled to be a presenter on the first day of the conference, but notice came at the last minute that he would be unable to speak. But, although it was not the topic of his talk, the next...

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Five from afar are drawn to Atlantic City

Written by Pete Sanchez For the majority of millennials, I’m guessing, the top appeals for this glitzy Eastern seaboard town of Atlantic City include, in no particular order: sun, sand, casinos and locally famous White House subs. (Well, probably the first three. The last one ain’t bad, though. Try the...

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Knights of Columbus and their faithful service

Sisters and Brothers, Over the years, you may have seen me in the company of spectacularly dressed gentlemen, with white plumage above their chapeaus, silken capes of various colors trailing behind them and a glistening sword at their side. These men make up the Color Corps of the Knights of...

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Dangers of the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act

Written by Msgr. Louis Marucci On March 12, 2018 the N.J. Assembly Judiciary Committee passed the proposed (and, if I might add, misnamed) “Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill” Act (A1504) which awaited a vote by the full Assembly. The bill’s Senate Counterpart, S1072, was still pending review by...

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Bishop presides at the Rite of Election

Bishop Dennis Sullivan presided at the annual Rite of Election at Our Lady of Hope Parish, Blackwood on March 10. In all, more than 142 future Catholics in full communion with Church were present. This is a very significant and important step in the Rite of Christian Initiation. Typically celebrated...

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Encouraging ‘bright spots’ and youth leaders

Written by Peter Sanchez More than 150 youth from 16 parishes and schools took part in last Saturday’s “Youth Leader” day of faith, fellowship and formation here at Assumption Regional Catholic School in Galloway. The day was led by Susan Searle, the project coordinator for the Youth Leader program, which...

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