Catholic Charities unites with community in the battle against opioid addiction

CHERRY HILL — On May 17, hundreds gathered in the auditorium of Camden Catholic High School here for a discussion on a grim problem that communities all across the country are facing. Police officers and parents, school officials and students, addicts and recovering addicts, parents who lost kids, and concerned...

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On the front lines in the battle against opioid addiction

It’s an epidemic that has left its calling card with virtually every family, high school, neighborhood and workplace. It doesn’t discriminate, extending its steely grip on people regardless of race, age, socioeconomic status or religious belief. That epidemic is opioid addiction. New Jersey has a heroin death-rate that is more...

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Counseling Can Begin the Journey of Healing

“Encountering Mercy” is a series exploring the corporal works of mercy during the Jubilee Year through the lens of the people whose lives exemplify them. In February, the Diocese of Camden focuses on “Visit the Sick.” This month’s profiles will highlight examples of those who experience this corporal work of...

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Faith-Centered Families After Separation or Divorce

by Silvia Hirsch, Senior Case Manager, Welfare to Work This article appears in the June edition of our Year of the Family newsletter. To read the newsletter in its entirety, visit our Year of the Family homepage. I want to believe most of us get married with the certainty that it is going...

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Marriage: An Inter-Generational Q&A

This panel originally appeared in the May edition of our Year of the Family newsletter. To read the newsletter in its entirety, visit our Year of the Family homepage. We hear a lot today about the ways perceptions of marriage have changed between the generations. In order to glean a little wisdom...

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Mother’s Day and the Mission to Love

by Tricia Reeves, counselor, School-Based Family Support program This article appears in the May edition of our Year of the Family newsletter. To read the newsletter in its entirety, visit our Year of the Family homepage. As I reflect on Mother’s Day, I’m reminded of a moment many years ago when one...

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When Mother’s Day is Difficult

by Sylvia Loumeau, MSW, LCSW, director of Catholic Charities Adoptions and Counseling Services A shorter version of this article appears in the May edition of our Year of the Family newsletter. To read the newsletter in its entirety, visit our Year of the Family homepage. Mother’s Day is intended to be a...

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Relationship Checklist

by Sylvia Loumeau, MSW, LCSW, director of Catholic Charities Adoptions and Counseling Services This article originally appeared in the May edition of our Year of the Family newsletter. To read the newsletter in its entirety, visit our Year of the Family homepage. In high school or college, we learn history, economics, and math;...

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The Importance of the Family Meal

By: Colleen McCay, LCSW This article originally appeared as part of a series of newsletters for families during the Diocese’s celebration of the Year of the Family. For the complete newsletter and more information visit the Year of the Family website. One thing I’ve learned while working with children and families...

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