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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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Jubilee Year of Mercy at Catholic Charities

This year was no ordinary year for Catholic Charities and the Diocese of Camden. Indeed, it was no ordinary year for the Catholic Church. Pope Francis declared a Jubilee Year of Mercy which began on Dec. 8, 2015 (the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary) and...

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Sharing faith with the imprisoned

On Nov. 23, as he has many times since coming to the Diocese of Camden, Bishop Dennis Sullivan fulfilled one of the corporal works of mercy: visit the imprisoned. Accompanied by Father Michael Romano, Deacon Jim Hallman and Catholic Charities executive director Kevin Hickey, he offered two Masses and visited...

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Bishop Sullivan’s Latest Appeal

Bishop Sullivan speaks on KYW Newsradio 1060 throughout the year, with the message of the Catholic Church and his perspective, in bi-weekly, 60-second spots which reach Catholics and non-Catholics across the Philadelphia region. During this special season of caring and giving, Bishop Sullivan asks us to join the Diocese’s mission to care...

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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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