Kevin Hickey named Catholic Charities USA trustee

At the Catholic Charities USA annual conference, held earlier this month in Boston, Kevin Hickey, executive director of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, was installed as a trustee of the national organization. In addition to Hickey, R. Neal Black from Hempstead, Maryland, and Sidney S. Simmons, II from Jacksonville, Florida,...

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Delicious, nutritious and thrifty: A Salem County food workshop

When you’re on a tight budget, it can be a real challenge to shop for food that is not only affordable and healthy but also tasty. Through the “Cooking Matters at the Store” Program, also known as the “Healthy Food on a Budget Grocery Store Workshop,” Salem County residents are...

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Diocese honors Saint Teresa with a day of service

In honor of Mother Theresa’s recent canonization, the Diocese of Camden remembered her with a Day of Service on September 10, 2016. Saint Teresa’s canonization was a highlight of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, which was proclaimed by Pope Francis as a way of encouraging Catholics to rediscover the saving...

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Camden Diocese pays it forward in Louisiana

“It dumped the equivalent of 7.1 trillion gallons of water on the Baton Rouge area,” explained Mark Taylor, director of Veterans Services for Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, as he described the recent flooding that has devastated Southern Louisiana. “For comparison, Hurricane Katrina dumped about 2.3 trillion.” Taylor, along with...

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A Prayerful Salute to Military Veterans

    Patriotism and pageantry filled Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Church in Atlantic City on Aug. 16, as veterans and active-duty military personnel from all branches of service gathered for an interfaith prayer service to honor those who have served and their families. Despite having different faiths, all were united...

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Reunited: A Look Inside Catholic Charities’ Adoptions Research and Reunion Program

Frank Patrinicola remembers exactly where he was the day he got the phone call. The 52-year-old operations consultant for Dupont was in the company parking lot after work preparing for the drive to his South Jersey home when he decided to check his voicemail. “As soon as she said, ‘I’m...

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