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Those who serve, in the parish and on the streets

Addressing the honorees in front of the 400-plus attendees gathered at Adelphia’s for the annual Justice for ALL Dinner on September 17, Bishop Dennis Sullivan beamed. “These individuals represent the best of who we are as Americans, and as Catholics,” he said, referring to Sister Graciela Rosas, recipient of the...

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New teachers come with specialized training

As it opened its doors for the new school year, Gloucester Catholic High School welcomed three new faculty members from Catholic universities with open arms. The newcomers are young educators who clearly hope to positively influence their students spiritually and intellectually. And the winners here, said Principal Ed Beckett, are...

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Pope Francis and the “culture of encounter”

What’s your favorite Pope Francis story? Mine might be the time — just a few weeks into his papacy, when he celebrated Holy Thursday Mass at a prison so he could wash the feet of inmates. Or, maybe it was just hours after his election, during his introduction to the...

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A reflection on the World Meeting of Families

At the opening Mass for the World Meeting of Families on Sept. 22 the entrance procession lasted more than 20 minutes. Picture it if you can. First are the Knights of Columbus: dozens of them, in full regalia. Then the cross and candles, and then row upon row upon row...

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Diocesan Families Participate in Service Project at World Meeting of Families

The World Meeting of Families theme, “Love is Our Mission,” came fully alive in a corner of the Pennsylvania Convention Center last week where thousands of congress-goers participated in the Meeting’s official service project. To the beat of an adrenaline-inducing musical soundtrack, hundreds of volunteers spent an hour at a...

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Bishop Sullivan to celebrate Blue Mass Sept. 29 in Blackwood

Most Reverend Dennis J. Sullivan, D.D., Bishop of Camden, will celebrate the annual Diocesan Blue Mass on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Agnes Church,701 Little Gloucester Road in Blackwood. Traditionally the Blue Mass honors the dedication and service of law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency responders...

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Bishop urges catechists to “re-propose the truth of the Gospel” to their communities

In front of the 57 parish catechetical leaders on Sept. 18 at St. Anthony Church, St. Mary of Mount Carmel Parish in Hammonton, Bishop Dennis Sullivan called them to “re-propose the truth of the Gospel” to their communities. He also encouraged an increased outreach to Latino families. Bishop Sullivan addressed...

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Hispanic family ministers gather to discuss opportunities, challenges facing Spanish-speaking families

On the eve of the World Meeting of Families, more than 130 Catholic Hispanic/Latino leaders who work in family ministries in the United States and Latin America, including individuals from the Diocese of Camden, met in Philadelphia to discuss the opportunities and challenges that Spanish-speaking families face. Family life ministers...

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Pilgrims from Gary Indiana for Papal Weekend Welcomed in South Jersey

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden will welcome nearly 150 pilgrims from the Diocese of Gary, Indiana, led by their Bishop and the executive director of the Diocese of Gary’s Catholic Charities agency to Southern New Jersey Friday in anticipation of the Papal weekend in Philadelphia. Bishop Donald J. Hying of...

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