CCUSA: With Training and Resources, Immigrants Build Small Businesses and Self-Sufficiency

This article was published by Catholic Charities USA, the umbrella organization that unites and serves Catholic Charities agencies across the country. Owning a business can help immigrants build financial stability for their families, and while they have the skills, talents, and energy to contribute to a business, they lack the...

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Giving Thanks Through Service

“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 March, the Diocese of Camden focuses on “Feed the Hungry.” This month’s profiles highlight examples of those who experience this corporal work of mercy...

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Courier Post: A New Home for Burmese Refugees

By Phaedra Trethan Read the full story and view video here. LINDENWOLD – The children don’t remember their homeland. The adults miss it, but seem resigned that they may never return. As they talk to the Courier-Post after Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Burmese refugees who worship here smile...

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The Struggles of Family Life on a Fixed Income

“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 March, the Diocese of Camden focuses on “Feed the Hungry.” This month’s profiles highlight examples of those who experience this corporal work of mercy...

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Open Arms for Refugees

by David O’Reilly, Staff Writer Philadelphia Inquirer, FEBRUARY 23, 2016   Some of the grown-ups in a classroom at Catholic Charities in Camden may have been tired, and a few might have been poor. And that gaggle of wide-eyed children clustered on the floor Tuesday afternoon might qualify as “huddled masses.”...

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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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Putting a Face on Welcoming the Stranger

On Thursday, January 28, some fifty people gathered at Christ Our Light parish in Cherry Hill for a discussion on “Welcoming the Stranger” with four staff from Catholic Charities’ Refugee Resettlement program. For each of the panelists, their work with refugees is more than a job. Moustafa Aldouri and Francis Kap...

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Counting the Homeless in Cumberland County

Snow is still thick on the ground as teams of volunteers strike out from Catholic Charities’ office in Vineland on a frigid January morning. Their mission: find as many homeless as possible on the streets of Cumberland County and give them a survey. One of the teams pulls up to...

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The critical need for material donations for refugees

“Encountering Mercy” is a series that explores the corporal works of mercy during the Jubilee Year through the people whose lives exemplify them. The first is “Welcome the Stranger” and features profiles of refugees living in the Diocese of Camden. View the full series listing here. On a Tuesday afternoon just...

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