Catholic Charities bears witness to Lenten mercy

Written by Mary McCusker When Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the Vatican in early March, he criticized Christians who self-righteously boast about fasting and feel superior to others. Focusing on the day’s first reading from the beginning of Isaiah 58, the pope said the corporal works of mercy are the...

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Giving began when they received a double gift

“The Call to Stewardship” is a periodic series profiling individuals and families throughout the Diocese of Camden who have shown an inspiring response to the call to Christian stewardship highlighted in 1 Peter 4:10 “As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards...

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Crowds turn out to walk, run and pray for vocations

The cold rain might have dampened the grass, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of those who attended last Sunday’s eighth annual iRace4Vocations Mass and 5K Run/1 mile walk at Washington Lake Park in Sewell. The family-filled “faithraiser” called on South Jersey’s faithful to pray for and promote vocations to...

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Youth-centered program being piloted at local parishes

Written by Peter Sanchez Two parish communities and their youth ministries in the Diocese of Camden were selected as pilot parishes for a new initiative across New Jersey designed to strengthen young Catholics in their faith and engage them deeper in their own parishes’ mission and ministries. Christ Our Light...

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Celebrating Deaf History Month, March 13 – April 15

Written by Kate Slosar My dear friends, we currently are celebrating Deaf History Month in our communities across America and the world. National Association for the Deaf (NAD) proclaimed March 13 to April 15 each year as Deaf History Month. So, with that, I offer you a reflection from Father...

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Experiencing joy in the call to discipleship

Written by Peter Sanchez The fire of the Catholic community of South Jersey was bright and blazing in Atlantic City this week at Harrah’s Conference Center, with the hope that it will continue to burn and glow for years to come through its churches, schools and homes. The Diocese of...

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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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