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Patrick Barry honored with ‘Employee of the Year’ Award by the Nonprofit Development Center of Southern New Jersey

Adelphia’s Ballroom in Deptford Township was packed on March 1, as nonprofit agencies, family and friends gathered from across the South Jersey area to recognize nine individuals selected by the Nonprofit Development Center of Southern New Jersey for their outstanding contributions to the local community. Among the award recipients was...

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Acts of mercy for men and women in the military

  Every pew at Saint Joseph’s Church in Somers Point was packed on Monday, Feb. 6. Parents and their children were all there for one reason: to honor the military through spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Father Ed Namiotka, pastor, opened the event by explaining the difference between the...

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Why Catholic Charities Welcomes the Stranger

In December, 2015, the Catholic bishops of New Jersey wrote that, “Welcoming strangers can be risky and inconvenient, and our national leaders always must act with regard for the safety and wellbeing of the citizens of this great land. But safe and convenient lives are not the narrow gate to...

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National Migration Week: A Family’s Story

He was a skilled artisan back in his home country. He was a furniture maker and interior designer, just like his father and his grandfather. He was successful. He provided well for his family. Then the war changed everything.   Ziad and his wife, Eman, were forced to flee their...

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Deacon Hallman brings hope behind prison walls

When Pope Francis visited Curran-Fromhold Correctional facility in Philadelphia in September 2015, he addressed the inmates, saying: “Jesus teaches us to see the world through his eyes — eyes which are not scandalized by the dust picked up along the way, but want to cleanse, heal and restore.” Deacon Jim...

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From saving, to earning, to paying forward

  For Benjamin Franklin, a penny saved was a penny earned. But for participants enrolled in the Catholic Charities Individual Development Account (IDA) program, a dollar saved is two dollars earned. The IDA initiative is a savings program for working, income-qualified individuals and families to build household assets and financial...

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