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Rededication ceremony in Cape May

CAPE MAY — On May 17, Bishop Dennis Sullivan led a rededication ceremony of the Victorian Towers, a 205-unit affordable housing development for senior citizens here in Cape May. The

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Students volunteer for food distribution efforts

One by one, residents of Cape May County lined up outside of Catholic Charities’ Rio Grande office on May 10. They had come to collect food provided by the Community

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Food donations, by the pound

Across the Diocese of Camden, a total of 81,247 pounds of non-perishable food items were collected as part of the sixth Annual Camden Diocesan FaithFULL Food Drive. This generous display

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A loaves and fishes event on church parking lots

Churches across the Diocese of Camden bustled with activity on April 7, as parishioners partook in the annual FaithFULL food drove. The drive is held each year in attempt to

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Catholic Charities bears witness to Lenten mercy

When Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the Vatican in early March, he criticized Christians who self-righteously boast about fasting and feel superior to others. Focusing on the day’s first reading

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James Lanahan charts a new course

James Lanahan — affectionately known to his colleagues as “El Jefe,” “Captain Jim” or “Mr. Lanahan” — spent the past 18 years as a builder. His tools were not hammers

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A path forward for a determined mother

Lauren Segers’ phone pinged as she sat in Catholic Charities’ Vineland office. Glancing at it, her eyes lit up, and she said with a huge smile, “That’s my new employer.

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Journey to the peripheries with young adults

Fourteen missionary disciples from the Diocese of Camden, including myself, began the new year staring wide-eyed at the banks of the Rio Grande River in Texas. It was eerily beautiful

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Generosity amid government shutdown

As the government shutdown approaches its one-month mark, the end of January looms over the heads of 800,000 unpaid workers across the nation. For them and their families, it means