The rippling effects of generosity

Written by Mary McCusker “I’m really worried about Thanksgiving and Christmas. It will be hard this year.” It’s what Marie Jones (not her real name) said a week before Thanksgiving. The 20-year-old client of Catholic Charities, wasn’t worrying about herself. “I have four younger siblings. And I have custody of...

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A holiday season tinged with sadness for some

Beginning Dec. 17, the Western Church marks the coming celebration of the Incarnation at Christmas with a series of antiphons at Vespers and the Alleluia Verses at daily Mass which each signal a different title for the coming Christ. The seven antiphons are: O Sapientia (Wisdom), O Adonai (Lord), O Radix Iesse (Root of Jesse), O...

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Little donor with a generous spirit is Catholic Strong

Written by Peter Sanchez Among all of the generous donors to Saint Padre Pio’s Catholic Strong campaign here, 9-year-old Theresa Thomas just might be the youngest to help ensure a bright future for tomorrow’s South Jersey Catholics. Theresa, a third grader at nearby Saint Mary School, contributed a portion of...

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Reflections on finally reaching the finish line

This semester, my first as a major seminarian, has truly been an unforgettable one. In the midst of taking new classes, adjusting to a new community, and falling deeper in love with the Lord, I also had the incredible opportunity to run the New York Marathon. When Father Michael Romano,...

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