Developing a ministry of hope to counter addiction

In September 2013, Pope Francis compared the church to a “field hospital” near to war zones, where the wounded are first provided with emergency, life-saving care before long-term recovery efforts can begin. This analogy resonated well during a recent gathering at Christ our Light Parish in Cherry Hill where the...

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Paving the way to home ownership through collaboration

      The dream of owning a home may seem, for some, to be only that — a dream. Particularly for first-time home buyers, the process can be intimidating. Mortgage and loan terminology is confusing, mountains of paperwork imposing, and the potential financial risks anxiety-producing. Buying and owning a...

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A face-to-face encounter with migrants

“It’s one thing to read about migrants and refugees. But having a chance to meet immigrants, seeing their faces and hearing their voices… it’s different than seeing it in a headline,” reflected one parishioner as he sipped his coffee at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit in Mullica Hill....

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Bishop Eustace Students Make Filing Less Taxing

Tax season. For many of us, it is a headache to face the annual ritual of compiling forms, digging out receipts, plodding through a tax software program or scheduling an appointment with a tax preparer. But for some residents of Southern New Jersey – individuals and families with low incomes,...

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Catholic Charities to honor Sister Norma Pimentel

  Every year, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, holds the Justice for All Dinner and Awards Ceremony — a night that both recognizes exemplary individuals who embody Catholic social teaching, and serves as the agency’s largest annual fundraiser. All proceeds from the event go directly toward servicing the poorest and...

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Putting faith in action by putting food in boxes

Sunday, March 18, was no ordinary Sunday in the Diocese of Camden. Southern New Jersey parishes bustled with activity on the sunny day as the Camden Diocese held its fifth Annual FaithFULL food drive. After months of food collections held at parishes and schools, the drive culminated as hundreds of...

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An eye-opening presentation on refugee journeys

They came with an open mind to learn and to understand. Parishioners, clergy, religious and interested community members. About 25 of them. They gathered in the parish center of Saint Thomas More in Cherry Hill to share a meal as Catholic Charities panelists shared with them some of the journeys...

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Bishop Sullivan Meets with Dreamers

CAMDEN — Bishop Dennis Sullivan sat at a round table as 16 individuals made their way into the conference room. Once all of his guests arrived, he made his way around the room, asking each individual’s name, shaking hands, welcoming them and thanking them for joining. These guests were students,...

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Campus tour opens doors for refugee teens

“If you could be anything when you grow up, what would you want to be?” It is a question that many young Americans have been asked. Often adults use it as a conversation starter. Other times, it’s a question that encourages youth to use their imaginations and to think about...

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