Summer days with ‘Night’ and other worthy books

Written by Peter G. Sánchez Summer reading. For youngsters who want three months in the sun without schoolwork, the words can precipitate a cold shudder. However, Barbara Heyns’ oft-cited 1978 study “Summer Learning and the Effects of Schooling,” found that schoolchildren who did not read anything over the summer experienced...

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President of USCCB and Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice Issued a Statement After a Tragic Shooting in Dayton, Ohio

WASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, of Galveston-Houston, and President of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Bishop Frank J. Dewane, of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice andHuman Development have issued the following statement in response to the tragic shooting last night in Dayton, Ohio. Full...

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Absecon parish a sign of good things to come

By Donna Ottaviano-Britt Can you place yourself in the Scripture passage of Ascension Thursday? Standing on the windy mountaintop with Jesus. You know he died and rose from the dead, you know he is the Christ, and you will follow him anywhere because you love him. Then he says two...

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The blessings of Saint Peter’s Latin program

South Jersey Catholic Schools are bound by a commitment to faith-based education and a common curriculum. At the same time, the diocese celebrates the distinct culture and areas of focus that make every South Jersey Catholic school unique. Saint Peter School in Merchantville has rounded out its curriculum with a...

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School enthusiasts work on communicating their message

Written by Mary Beth Peabody Joe Regina teaches middle school English at Good Shepherd Regional Catholic School in Collingswood. This summer, he’s added the role of enrollment specialist to his plate. It’s an unusual combination, but Regina believes it’s the perfect fit. He is excited about promoting the Catholic education...

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The 144th Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Written by Pete Sanchez The longest-running Italian festival in the United States concluded earlier this week, in gratitude and praise to Our Lady of Mount Carmel for her protection and intercessions these past 144 years. “She means everything to me,” said Eileen Bilder, waiting outside Saint Joseph Church on July...

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Local missionary disciples go to the Texas-Mexico border

Written by Mary McCusker In late June, 13 missionary disciples from the Camden Diocese embarked on the ninth Share the Journey Solidarity Pilgrimage to the Texas-Mexico border. Led by Brian Wagner of Catholic Charities and Matthew Davis of the Office of Life and Justice, this group consisted of seminarians and...

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