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Anxious immigrants focus on their rights

CAMDEN — Remember, the speakers advised — as if addressing soldiers who could become prisoners of war — you don’t have to say anything after giving your name. If questioned

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Envisioning a city where no one is homeless

CAMDEN — Most people come to Joseph’s House with a mixture of desperation and hope, looking for a warmer place to sleep than a city sidewalk and wishing for a

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The loss of ‘a Jewish, atheist, civil libertarian, left-wing pro-lifer’

The right to life movement lost an irrepressible and irreplaceable voice on Jan. 7 with the death of Nat Hentoff, a man who described himself as “a Jewish, atheist, civil

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Scholars, activists, artists examine migrant deaths

The new book, “Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert,” has on its cover “Angel of Mercy,” a statue crafted mostly from artifacts left behind by immigrants in the Arizona desert.

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‘La Muerte de Inmigrantes en el Desierto de Arizona’

El Nuevo libro “La Muerte de Inmigrantes en el Desierto de Arizona” tiene en su cobertura una estatua de “El Ángel de la Misericordia” elaborado primordialmente de artefactos desechados por

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The man who found his vocation with a camera

He was a fashion photographer who worked in Manhattan and regularly went to Paris runway shows, yet he used duct tape to repair his own inexpensive clothes. Bill Cunningham, who

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The blessing of a newly ordained priest

The Diocese of Camden is blessed with a new priest, Father Edward Kennedy. Above, Father Kennedy gives his first blessing to Bishop Dennis Sullivan during his ordination to the priesthood
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Getting more Hispanic children into Catholic school uniforms

When Hispanic children enroll in Catholic schools, both the children and the school benefit. Those actively working to increase Hispanic enrollment in Catholic schools make that argument, pointing to the

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An evening of blue note spirituality

No Catholic theologian would refer to the author of the Book of Revelation as “John the Revelator.” Yet when Son House sings about the last book of the Bible, he

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A special need to learn about God

BLACKWOOD — “Who are we going to talk about today?” Kim Forte, the teacher, puts the question to one of the 15 children in the classroom. “God,” the child answers,