Evangelize: ‘Go out to all the world’

Written by Pete Sanchez Two individuals from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) visited Sicklerville’s Saint Charles Borromeo Parish last month for a diocesan training day on “Go Out to All the World: Missionary Discipleship in Action Through Parish Ministry.” Rachel Malinowski, who works in U.S. Church Engagement at CRS; and Jeffrey...

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Catholic school, the right decision for our family

Written by Therese Allison When it was time to enroll our firstborn for school, we explored all available options to ensure we made the best decision for our family academically, spiritually and socially. I remember attending an open house and sitting with the advancement director, who very patiently answered my...

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A service day for Catholic School students

Sophia Mancinelli (far left) and Collin Montenegro (far right), both eighth grade students of Good Shepherd Regional School, Collingswood, work with students of Saint John of God Community Services, Westville Grove, during the Collingswood school’s service day on Jan. 18. The morning was devoted largely to the Ronald McDonald House,...

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A look at religious groups in the news

Written by Father Joseph Wallace As director of ecumenical and interreligious affairs, I’m often asked about different religious groups who are prominent in news stories of the day. Two such groups that I have been asked about recently are the Black Hebrew Israelites who were involved in the recent standoff...

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The best decision I made in the United States

Written by Olga Adila As Colombians and Latinos, we profess the Catholic religion. So one of my priorities when I came to this beautiful country was to make sure that my daughters could continue to receive a quality education like they had in Bogotá, not only academically but also with...

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Shared goals at home and at school

Written by Ryan MacFarland My wife and I attended Catholic grade school, high school and college. We always knew we wanted to provide our children with this same experience, but when the time came, our circumstances had changed. We were living in a great school district, we both worked full-time,...

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Generosity amid government shutdown

Written by Mary McCusker As the government shutdown approaches its one-month mark, the end of January looms over the heads of 800,000 unpaid workers across the nation. For them and their families, it means another withheld paycheck — and consequently panic, desperation, and having to choose between essentials like food,...

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Clear skies, clear vision: the 2019 March for Life

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholics “must do all we can to be God’s witnesses of merciful love in the world” and stand up for “the life and dignity of the human person wherever it is threatened or diminished,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities. “Protecting the...

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