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Birth mothers find support in shared experience

Mary Sharon Monaco always hoped that one day a son she had given birth to as a teenager would come knocking at her door. “There were times when I would

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Reflections on the Orlando killings

While the nation continues to take in the full extent of the mass killing in Orlando this past week, the worst in American history, both political and religious leaders are

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Righteous anger, sinful anger and forgiveness

Part of a series of articles on forgiveness in the Jubilee Year of Mercy. I had written in my last article: “Forgiveness does not deny the anger and pain one

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No Catholic Star Herald next week

The Catholic Star Herald will not be printed July 1. The next issue will be dated July 8.  

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Celebrating a bond for life

Joining hands, still wearing the rings they first put on their fingers decades earlier, they recited the familiar phrases: “in good times and bad,” “in sickness and in health,” “love

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A Message from the Bishop – Let our actions show that life is sacred

The shocking and horrifying shooting of the men and women in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando floods our minds and hearts with questions and disbelief about who could create such

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World Refugee Day celebrated in Somerdale

To commemorate World Refugee Day, which is internationally observed on June 20 each year, some 150 people filled the cafeteria of Somerdale Park School on June 18 for a day

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Combating recidivism with prayer and help

Encountering Mercy: Visit the Imprisoned “Encountering Mercy” is a series exploring the corporal works of mercy during the Jubilee Year through the lens of the people whose lives exemplify them.

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Solar Program to roll out across the diocese this year

It has been one year since Pope Francis published his encyclical Laudato Si’, On Care for Our Common Home. In it he challenged all people to actively protect our planet,

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Father Robert J. Kantz to retire July 1

Father Robert J. Kantz, parochial vicar at Holy Angels, Woodbury, will retire July 1. He will continue In Residence at Holy Angels, Woodbury. Father Kantz, 71, served for 20 years