Catholic Charities bears witness to Lenten mercy

When Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the Vatican in early March, he criticized Christians who self-righteously boast about fasting and feel superior to others. Focusing the day’s first reading from the beginning of Isaiah 58, the pope said the corporal works of mercy are the kind that fasting that God...

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The Rippling Effects of Generosity

“I’m really worried about Thanksgiving and Christmas. It will be hard this year.” It’s what Marie Jones (not her real name) said a week before Thanksgiving. The 20-year-old client of Catholic Charities, wasn’t worrying about herself. “I have four younger siblings. And I have custody of them. Our mother passed...

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Share the Journey Solidarity Pilgrimages

About the Share the Journey Solidarity Pilgrimages Catholic Charities, in collaboration with Catholic Charities, Diocese of Brownsville, and in direct response to Pope Francis’ call to Share the Journey, has been and will continue to organizing Solidarity Pilgrimages to the Texas/Mexico Border throughout 2018 and 2019 to give Catholics in...

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Finding employment, and hope, through Catholic Charities

Hector Sanchez and his wife, Glorimar Acevedo Santos, arrived at Catholic Charities’ Atlantic City office in October with a suitcase, blistered feet, no home and barely a cent to their name. “They were in survival mode,” said Edbelinda Nambo, Catholic Charities’ Employment Specialist in Atlantic County. “It was so cold...

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Bishop Sullivan Meets with Dreamers

CAMDEN — Bishop Dennis Sullivan sat at a round table as 16 individuals made their way into the conference room. Once all of his guests arrived, he made his way around the room, asking each individual’s name, shaking hands, welcoming them and thanking them for joining. These guests were students,...

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HURRICANE MARIA RELIEF HOTLINE

By now, we have all seen images and heard stories of the unprecedented devastation that Hurricane Maria has inflicted on Puerto Rico and its citizens. The death toll is rising, and the island is still reeling. With conditions still tough, many Puerto Ricans – as many as 100,000, by some...

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Bishop Dennis Sullivan and Catholic Charities Launch “Share the Journey” — Worldwide Campaign supports Migrants and Refugees

Kevin Hickey, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, held up a framed picture of Pope Francis – a picture that normally sits on his desk any other day. In front of him were 44 refugees who had been resettled through Catholic Charities’ refugee resettlement program. Beside him stood...

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