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A special day to dress up and dance

WILLIAMSTOWN — It was a typical dance scene, with dim lights and the usual music, mostly Motown and disco. The men were dressed up, and the women were more dressed

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A physician’s experience with women religious

Although usually quite shy, Dr. Oliver Sacks was so enchanted by a lunar eclipse one night that he stopped people on the street and pressed his small telescope into their

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The modern plight of the ancient Magi

T.S. Eliot begins with a description that seems especially appropriate to the people of South Jersey at this time: “A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time

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Felicia Navarro’s multi-parish ministry

Felicia Navarro’s church is, in a sense, more than 68 square miles in area, the entire length and breadth of Vineland, which is one of New Jersey’s largest cities geographically.

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Cheerfully disagreeable, with no time for bigots

William F. Buckley, Jr. once wrote a letter to the King of England, scolding him for not paying off his country’s World War I debt to the U.S. He was

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Hard-wired to work for social justice

Luigi Nuñez talks like a social activist and thinks like — and, in fact, is — a millennial with impressive computer skills. The son of immigrants who grew up in

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The Broadway run of Sister Venard and her former student

It had been 40 years since Joe Quigley graduated from Saint John School in Collingswood where he had been taught by the Sisters of Mercy. And now, while scanning the

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Life, 14 years after crossing the border

CAMDEN — Leticia slept through the most dramatic — most would say nerve-racking — event in her life. She was being brought into the United States by a woman she

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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