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Working with prisoners, and amusing God, for 31 years

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” It’s a quote that Sam Pace says with a chuckle as he reflects on the past 31 years of

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Diocese honors an advocate for immigrants

ATLANTIC CITY — When Sister Norma Pimentel approached the microphone at Catholic Charities’ 15th Annual Justice for All Dinner on Oct. 4, silence fell across the theatre at Resorts Hotel.

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Quick to respond, blessed to witness

Three years ago Brian Wagner of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, heard of the humanitarian crisis occurring at the U.S.-Mexico border. When he was presented with the opportunity to help,

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Local involvement a hallmark of Catholic Charities

The principle in Catholic teaching known as subsidiarity holds that helping those in need should be done at the lowest capable level, closest to the affected persons. The goals are

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Disciples of Mercy to be honored at Catholic Charities’ 2018 Justice for All Awards Dinner

Begun during the Jubilee Year of Mercy in 2015, Catholic Charities’ Disciples of Mercy Awards recognize outstanding individuals and ministries who exemplify mercy by reaching out to those who are

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An ex-offender’s second chance through Catholic Charities

When Samira Wade sat in Salem County Prison in July 2017, she received an unexpected visitor — Kisanna Owens, prison re-entry coordinator at Catholic Charities. “I was getting close to

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Catholic Charities recognized for nutrition program

In a warm display of Christian unity, the Mount Calvary Seventh Day Adventist church in Salem City recognized Cristina Chillem, director of Catholic Charities’ Salem Health and Wellness Program, for

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A determined father, a new home, a path forward

Carlos Moore never envisioned himself receiving help from a charity – or any organization for that matter. “I sat in the welfare office and looked around and thought ‘this isn’t

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World Refugee Day: ‘No strangers here’

CHERRY HILL — The Camden Diocese’s welcoming attitude toward refugees was evident on Saturday, June 23, as groups gathered at Christ Our Light Parish here to celebrate Catholic Charities’ seventh

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Catholic Charities and volunteers serve all

On any given day in Catholic Charities’ offices across South Jersey, the agency encounters men, women and children of all faiths, as well as non-believers. Questions such “I’m not a