Launching 40 Days of Francis

  In anticipation of Pope Francis’ historic visit to Philadelphia, Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Camden is celebrating “40 Days of Francis.” Beginning on August 17 and ending with Pope Francis’ arrival in Philadelphia on September 26, the 40 day period will help parishioners and South Jersey residents prepare...

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The Power of Prison Ministry

It was the second annual prison ministry gathering for Catholic ministry volunteers in the Diocese of Camden’s prisons. In the morning, guest speaker Sister Elizabeth Gnam, a Dominican sister who has worked in prison ministry in Northern New Jersey for the past 26 years, told the group of 40 some...

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World Refugee Day 2015

On Saturday, Refugee families from around South Jersey came out for our annual celebration of World Refugee Day. The day included an award ceremony recognizing some of the newest arrivals to the U.S., refugees who achieved educational goals this year, volunteers from the refugee community and more. Then a packed house...

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Courier Post: Francis Fund to Benefit Catholic Charities

Pope Francis fund assists 6 Camden groups by Carly Q. Romalino CAMDEN – A fund in honor of Pope Francis’ September visit to Philadelphia will assist six Camden charities in serving the homeless, hungry and impoverished in South Jersey. Six Camden-based charities will receive funds through the Francis Fund, a short-term...

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Faith-Centered Families After Separation or Divorce

by Silvia Hirsch, Senior Case Manager, Welfare to Work This article appears in the June edition of our Year of the Family newsletter. To read the newsletter in its entirety, visit our Year of the Family homepage. I want to believe most of us get married with the certainty that it is going...

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Assisting Flood Victims in Texas

Two of our case workers, Miriam Tanguay and Rohan Allen. who have extensive disaster recovery experience through our Hurricane Sandy Disaster Case Management program have been deployed to our sister Catholic Charities agency in Texas, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston​. They’re helping the agency respond to the devastating floods that...

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Laudato Si’: Caring for Our Common Home

With people around the world, we are excited about the release of Pope Francis’ teaching document on the environment, Laudato Si’, released last week. In this video, learn about some of the major points in the document. You can read the statement from Catholic Charities USA on the release of...

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Reflections on Father’s Day

by Ron Pilla, Diocese of Camden Network Services Manager This article appears in the June edition of our Year of the Family newsletter. To read the newsletter in its entirety, visit our Year of the Family homepage. In our family it’s a rule that every night, no matter how busy we are, we sit...

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