An eye-opening presentation on refugee journeys

They came with an open mind to learn and to understand. Parishioners, clergy, religious and interested community members. About 25 of them. They gathered in the parish center of Saint Thomas More in Cherry Hill to share a meal as Catholic Charities panelists shared with them some of the journeys...

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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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Campus tour opens doors for refugee teens

“If you could be anything when you grow up, what would you want to be?” It is a question that many young Americans have been asked. Often adults use it as a conversation starter. Other times, it’s a question that encourages youth to use their imaginations and to think about...

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Service is fundamental to Catholic education

In recent years, there has been a growing trend that schools, both public and private, offer students opportunities to engage in community service. For many, the experience helps to develop important skills such as teamwork and a sense of compassion. But for Catholic schools, community service is more than an...

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Free Tax Filing Services at Catholic Charities

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing...

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Bringing Christmas joy to evacuees

“This is exactly what she wanted,” Kelly Guerrirero said, closing her eyes and clutching the gift to her chest. Clasped in her hands was a popular toy, “Watchimals” – a toy watch in the shape of a furry animal. “My daughter has been talking about it nonstop, but I was...

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