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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

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Contemplating the image of Christ crucified

Only about 20 works by the Renaissance artist Matthias Grünewald survive, the most famous being the Isenheim Altarpiece, with an agonizing crucifixion scene at the center of the nine-panel work.

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Rally gives voice to concern for immigrant children

CHERRY HILL – The hundreds of people who showed up at Christ Our Light Church here on Sunday evening, June 25, were united by a faith in God and political

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The shared vision of the pope and the film director

Wim Wenders, the German director of the documentary “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word,” counts among his influences the painter Andrew Wyeth, who was born in nearby Chadds Ford,