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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,

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Asking for contributions is hard but it’s necessary, says pastor

GIBBSBORO — Msgr. Louis A. Marucci, who spent years in diocesan administration, readily talks about the joys of being a parish pastor. He talks about preaching and administering sacraments, the

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Immigration and the Latino Community

SICKLERVILLE — The program, which ran for several hours, was filled with statistics, analysis of world events and allusions to national politics, references to Scripture and church documents, and personal


Inmigración y la Comunidad Latina

SICKLERVILLE — El evento, que se desarrolló durante varias horas, estuvo llenó de estadísticas, análisis de eventos mundiales y alusiones a la política nacional, referencias a las Escrituras y documentos

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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