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Old books, old memories, new insights

There was a pile on the desk, next to the desk, and under the desk. With my wife’s working at a new career in education as well as on a

Columns That All May Be One

Health care, a human right not a privilege

As of this writing it looks like the Graham-Cassidy health care plan is coming to a defeat in the Senate. A recent poll conducted by Public Policy Polling found that

Columns Growing in Faith Science & Catholicism

Finding God in all things, including polymerized acetylene

As was the case with so many of the other 19th-century and early 20th-century Catholic university figures, Julius Nieuwland (1878-1936) was an immigrant. Virtually all of the Catholic institutions of

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Sharing the journey

CAMDEN — 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

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The important ministry of a catechist

Hats off to the women and men in our parishes who teach religion to children, teenagers and adults. No easy task — teaching religion. They are known as CATECHISTS, a

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A social and academic shelter from the storm

The prophet Isaiah praises God as a “safe place from the storm and a shadow from the heat” (25:4). It is a message taken to heart recently, and put it

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Teachers take a day to reflect on their faith

More than 500 South Jersey Catholic School teachers and administrators attended a one-day professional development sessions throughout the week of Sept. 18. The subject, “Encountering God’s Love in the Sacraments,”

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The Bishop’s Schedule

Saturday, September 30 10 a.m., Confirmation, Our Lady of Hope Parish, Blackwood 1 p.m., Confirmation, Our Lady of Hope Parish, Blackwood Sunday, October 1 1:30 p.m., Confirmation, Holy Family Parish,

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A priest witness to the devastation in Florida

Where do people often look for help in a crisis, regardless of whether they’re Catholic or not? “They look for a priest,” says Father Michael Orsi, a priest of the

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Grand marshal

Bishop Dennis Sullivan, as Grand Marshal, waves to people on Surf Avenue in North Wildwood during the parade at the end of the Irish Fall Festival on Sept. 24. The