Catholic Charities offers a lifeline for grieving parents

One by one, they filed into the basement of Saint Charles Borromeo Church in Sicklerville. Seated in a large circle, they introduced themselves with the worst details imaginable to any parent: their name, their child’s name, the day they lost their child and the cause of death. Thirty-five mothers and...

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Out of the woods, and into a home

Edward Wright sat on the couch of his home in Bridgeton, staring at the wall across from him with a thousand-yard stare on his face. The 56-year-old veteran was not reflecting upon the nine years he spent in the U.S. military several decades ago. His thoughts centered on more current...

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Combatting Food Insecurity in Salem County

A truck filled with Catholic Charities staff rumbled down a rural country road with nothing in sight except the lush greenery of ripened crops covering vast fields and the deep blue sky above. From the seemingly endless farmlands, one would expect residents of the county to have an endless bounty...

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Disciples of Mercy to be honored at Justice for All Dinner

In the spirit of the Jubilee of Mercy, last year Catholic Charities’ Disciples of Mercy Awards were created to recognize individuals or small ministry groups throughout South Jersey who exemplify mercy by reaching out to those who are poor and vulnerable. On Oct. 11, the following honorees will receive the...

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The End of DACA – What You Need to Know / Cosas Que Necesita Saber Sobre La Cancelacion de DACA

The Trump administration announced Sept. 5, 2017 that it is ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. DACA provides temporary protection from deportation and work authorization for certain young people who were brought to the U.S. as children. El gobierno de Trump anunció el 5 de septiembre del 2017...

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USCCB President, Vice President and Committee Chairmen Denounce Administration’s Decision to End DACA and Strongly Urge Congress to Find Legislative Solution

September 5, 2017 WASHINGTON— The President and Vice President along with Chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have issued a statement denouncing the Administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program after six months. The following statement from USCCB President Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo...

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