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Bishop Dennis Sullivan’s Statement Regarding Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus

On the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis promulgated a letter entitled The Lord Jesus, Gentle Judge, which revised the canonical procedures for Catholics seeking a declaration of nullity (annulment) for a marriage. The Holy Father made it clear that the Church’s law and pastoral...

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Catholic Charities Annual Fundraising Dinner to Honor Camden Police and Bridgeton Nun

Just over a week before Pope Francis is scheduled to make his much-anticipated arrival in Philadelphia, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden will hold its annual Justice for All Awards Dinner, on Thursday, September 17, one of the final events in its 40 Days of Francis countdown to the Pope’s visit....

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Warming up voices for Pope Francis

As Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass for the World Meeting of Families on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on Sept. 27, a familiar face from the Diocese of Camden will be among those in attendance in raising voices to God in worship. Damaris Thillet, associate director for the...

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“The Church Persecuted,” a message from Bishop Sullivan

In August I attended the national convention of the Knights of Columbus which was held in Philadelphia. The leadership of the Knights from around the country and from around the world, countries including Korea, Poland, Mexico, Canada, the Philippines and others, gather annually to review the work of the brotherhood...

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Three workers, May to July, worked to restore triptych

When the triptych painting of the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ behind the altar of St. Patrick Church in Woodbury needed restoration after decades of wear, parish staff at Holy Angels Parish knew they needed a true Renaissance master to return it to its former glory. Or, at...

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Mass on farm grounds in Newfield celebrated by Bishop Sullivan

Bishop Dennis Sullivan celebrated Mass Aug. 24 on the grounds of Graiff Farm in Newfield, in support of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish’s Farm Ministry. Father Ariel Hernandez, parish pastor; Msgr. Victor Muro, retired priest; and Father Michael Romano, priest secretary to Bishop Sullivan, stood on the altar...

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Countdown starts to 40 Days, with emphasis on the poor

Bishop Dennis Sullivan launched the Diocese of Camden’s 40 Days of Francis campaign, ahead of the Holy Father’s upcoming visit to Philadelphia, calling for South Jersey faithful to take up the pontiff’s challenge to “hear the cry of the poor.” Bishop Sullivan met with reporters, photographers and other media representatives...

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At Catholic Charities, the doors are open

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Camden is currently holding a week of open houses at all of the centers it operates across South Jersey. The open houses are one of the highlights of Catholic Charities’ 40 Days of Francis campaign, a countdown to the visit of Pope Francis in Philadelphia....

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