Padre Pio festival

Father Fortunato Grottola, Cap. OFM, Superior of the Capuchin Monastery in Pietrelcina, Italy, blesses faithful with a relic of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, during the festival marking his feast day at the diocesan Shrine of Saint Pio in Vineland on Sunday, Sept. 22. The annual feast day liturgy and outdoor...

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A bishop driven by his love of pastoral work

Written by Carl Peters During a conversation in Camden that lasted more than an hour, and ranged from the beauty of William Butler Yeats’ poetry to the vitriolic rhetoric now common on social media and in political debate, Bishop Dennis Sullivan often circled back to a favorite topic: his love...

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New faces at Rowan University

By Peter G. Sánchez Father John Rossi, named administrator of Saint Bridget University Parish in Glassboro in June, is serving as chaplain for students, and Rebekah Hardy began as campus minister this past summer. Before being assigned to Saint Bridget, Father Rossi spent six years as Director of Catholic Identity...

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Pastor writes book about Saint Joseph

Father Jaime Hostios, pastor of Camden’s Saint Joseph Pro-Cathedral Parish, has written a book on his parish patron, hoping readers in South Jersey and beyond find an example and protector in his account of the man who was the foster father of Jesus and the husband of Mary. “Saint Joseph...

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Bishop Sullivan writes about Catechetical Sunday; expresses gratitude to catechists for their ministry

Catechetical Sunday honors the dedicated women and men throughout our diocese who serve as catechists. They are witnesses to and teachers of Catholic faith to children, teenagers and adults. This annual celebration recognizes and thanks them for their ministries and prays for them. Catechists provide a necessary and important work...

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Local ‘Disciples of Mercy’ to be honored at the Catholic Charities’ Justice for All Awards Dinner Oct. 3

Begun during the Jubilee Year of Mercy in 2015, Catholic Charities’ Disciples of Mercy Awards recognize outstanding individuals and ministries who exemplify mercy by reaching out to those who are poor and vulnerable. In addition to the event’s main honoree, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle (see Catholic Star Herald story), they...

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Seeing desperation and pain at the border

By Father Vince GuestI recently returned from a pilgrimage with 11 other men and women from the Camden Diocese. The pilgrimage was led by two Catholic Charities staff members and was called, “Share the Journey.” We traveled to McAllen, Texas, a city that sits on the Texas-Mexico border and has...

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Young people bring their energy to the city

By Pete Sanchez When one reads of summertime and youth, it wouldn’t be unusual to think s’mores, pool parties, bikes and baseball. For the 47 high school-age youth participating in the Camden Diocese’s annual Summer in the City program earlier this month, though, they’ll recall service, spirituality, social justice and...

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