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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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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Easing the way for a refugee family

“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. Luke Rosvold is a 12-year-old...

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Seeing Himself in Those He Serves

“Encountering Mercy” is a series that will explore the corporal works of mercy during the Jubilee Year through the lens of the people whose lives exemplify them. The first of these is ‘Welcome the Stranger’ and, over the next several weeks, will feature profiles of refugees living in the Diocese...

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