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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Knights of Columbus and their faithful service

Sisters and Brothers, Over the years, you may have seen me in the company of spectacularly dressed gentlemen, with white plumage above their chapeaus, silken capes of various colors trailing behind them and a glistening sword at their side. These men make up the Color Corps of the Knights of...

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Dangers of the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act

Written by Msgr. Louis Marucci On March 12, 2018 the N.J. Assembly Judiciary Committee passed the proposed (and, if I might add, misnamed) “Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill” Act (A1504) which awaited a vote by the full Assembly. The bill’s Senate Counterpart, S1072, was still pending review by...

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