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Volunteering days after working the night shift

Encountering Mercy: Feed the Hungry “Encountering Mercy” is a series exploring the corporal works of mercy during the Jubilee Year through the lens of the people whose lives exemplify them.

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For fixed income families, crisis is always near

Encountering Mercy: Feed the Hungry “Encountering Mercy” is a series exploring the corporal works of mercy during the Jubilee Year through the lens of the people whose lives exemplify them.

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Don’t be scared: Confession is freeing

For many, the fear of the confessional often keeps them from experiencing one of the unique gifts the church provides for the faithful: the opportunity to come to grips with

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Bringing Jesus to the sick: a parish profile

Encountering Mercy: Visit the Sick “Encountering Mercy” is a series exploring the corporal works of mercy during the Jubilee Year through the lens of the people whose lives exemplify them.

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Counseling can begin the journey of healing

Encountering Mercy: Visit the Sick “Encountering Mercy” is a series exploring the corporal works of mercy during the Jubilee Year through the lens of the people whose lives exemplify them.

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New time limits on food stamps could strain food pantries

Beginning February 1, 2016, a clock began ticking for certain recipients of SNAP (food stamp) benefits in New Jersey. Starting on that date, unless these recipients obtain work or enter

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Workshop puts a face on Welcoming the Stranger

On Jan. 28, some 50 people gathered at Christ Our Light Parish in Cherry Hill for a discussion on “Welcoming the Stranger” with four staff from Catholic Charities’ Refugee Resettlement

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Counting the homeless in Cumberland County

Snow is still thick on the ground as teams of volunteers strike out from Catholic Charities’ office in Vineland on a frigid January morning. Their mission: find as many homeless

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Hospital chaplains bring hope to the sick

Encountering Mercy: Visit the Sick “Encountering Mercy” is a series exploring the corporal works of mercy during the Jubilee Year through the lens of the people whose lives exemplify them.

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The critical need for material donations for refugees

On a Tuesday afternoon just before the bell rings, a group of high school students carries bag after bag, neatly labeled, to the waiting Catholic Charities staff person’s car. They