Giving thanks throughout the darkest chapters in life

Written by Mary McCusker Isaac Wilson’s hands clasped tightly as he kneeled and bowed his head in prayer this past weekend at Mass. He wore his best suit. He made sure he had his offertory donation ready for the collection. He nodded intently during the homily. He prayed. “I was...

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Cathedral Kitchen appoints a new executive director

Cathedral Kitchen (CK), a nonprofit that provides meals and other services in Camden, has a new executive director. Carrie Kitchen Santiago, formerly the executive director of the Community Learning Center in Philadelphia, began leading Cathedral Kitchen on Nov. 6. She replaced long time executive director Karen Talarico, who retired after...

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A bridge from our earthly lives to heaven

Written  by Kari Janisse November is one of my favorite months of the year. The leaves have changed by now into beautiful colors, Thanksgiving is celebrated with family and friends around the table and it is the month that begins with my favorite feast day, All Saints Day! On Nov....

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Spiritual Manpower

Written by Pete Sanchez The most powerful moment at the first-of-its-kind Man Up South Jersey conference held at Paul VI High School on Nov. 10, was an impromptu one, right before lunch. During his opening remarks to the men of all ages — numbering almost 500 — the founder of...

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Giving well-deserved thanks to our teachers

Written by Janice DeCicco Fipp, Ed.D  As a principal of one of the Catholic Schools within the Diocese of Camden, I feel a great deal of gratitude and appreciation for many things and many people. First, the oversight and resources provided to our schools by Bishop Sullivan and the diocesan...

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Andres Arango named to CHARIS, new Vatican body serving charismatics

Andres Arango, the Bishop’s Delegate for Hispanic Ministry and Director of Evangelization in the Diocese of Camden, has been named the representative for Spanish-speakers from North America and the Caribbean in “CHARIS,” a new organization of charismatic Catholics in the Vatican. “CHARIS” will take over the roles previously played by...

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Ethel Merman learns her stage son is a future priest

Written by Carl Peters The 1954 movie “There’s No Business Like Show Business” was a vehicle for the music of composer Irving Berlin, with Ethel Merman famously belting out the title tune and Marilyn Monroe vamping up “After You Get What You Want.” The Hollywood extravaganza — filmed in CinemaScope!...

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