From the Battlefield to the Nursing Field: a desire to serve

  His life seemed to resemble that of a typical young adult – spending his early 20’s pursuing a degree in teaching, landing his first job as an English teacher, getting married, and financially helping his family members. Except the year was 2013, and the place was war-torn Afghanistan. Despite...

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Bringing Christmas joy to evacuees

“This is exactly what she wanted,” Kelly Guerrirero said, closing her eyes and clutching the gift to her chest. Clasped in her hands was a popular toy, “Watchimals” – a toy watch in the shape of a furry animal. “My daughter has been talking about it nonstop, but I was...

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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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