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A different story appropriate for Christmas this year

As a novelist, Charles Dickens owns Christmas, with his uplifting story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the three spirits who renew his soul in one night. But this year — when

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Ethel Merman learns her stage son is a future priest

The 1954 movie “There’s No Business Like Show Business” was a vehicle for the music of composer Irving Berlin, with Ethel Merman famously belting out the title tune and Marilyn

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The Good Friday death of a salesman

Dennis Ezekiel, who made his living by selling newspaper advertising, was in his grave less than a week when he was praised by Pope Francis. Not by name, of course.

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Prayer services for victims and for the church

At precisely 7 p.m. on Oct. 5, there was an uneasy quiet at six churches in all corners of the Diocese of Camden as a priest faced the altar in

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Convocation focuses on catechists’ joy, challenges

HADDONFIELD — On one level, the Catechetical Convocation was just that, a gathering of adult catechists and teen leaders from throughout the Diocese of Camden for a day of spiritual

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A deacon reflects on his years of ministry

Throughout most of his life Deacon Leo McBlain has relied on the direction of the Holy Spirit and his wife, Barbara, often almost seeming to speak with the same voice.

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Longtime diocesan CFO William J. Murray retires

The church is eternal; popes and bishops come and go. William J. Murray has been somewhere in the middle. Murray, 66, is retiring today, Aug. 31, for, he says, afternoons

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Our Lady of Lourdes’ four-legged therapists

CAMDEN — Obviously the class clown, Damien, a longhaired dachshund, broke out of line during the group photo and hurried on his stubby dachshund legs to snatch a toy from

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Hope comes in many forms at Joseph’s House

There was music, food and ice cream to accompany the inspirational message of the day. But the surest sign of hope came in the figure of a 10-month-old girl whose