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Bishop Sullivan meets with Dreamers

CAMDEN — Bishop Dennis Sullivan sat at a round table as 16 individuals made their way into the conference room. Once all of his guests arrived, he made his way

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Campus tour opens doors for refugee teens

“If you could be anything when you grow up, what would you want to be?” It is a question that many young Americans have been asked. Often adults use it

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Catholic Charities granted funding for homeless prevention initiatives

Over the recent weeks, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden has received a total of $1.5 million in grants for homeless prevention from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and

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Homeless count helps Catholic Charities identify need

“How are you? I’m so sorry for the mess.” We often say these words to friends when welcoming them into our homes, which perhaps hadn’t been tidied to perfection prior

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Service is fundamental to Catholic education

In recent years, there has been a growing trend that schools, both public and private, offer students opportunities to engage in community service. For many, the experience helps to develop

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Sharing the Journey: a call to the periphery

When Bishop Dennis Sullivan launched the Share the Journey campaign on Sept. 17, 2017, he remarked, “This worldwide journey of encounter and hope begins today; may we all be missionary

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From battlefield to nursing field: a desire to serve

His life seemed to resemble that of a typical young adult: spending his early 20s pursuing a degree in teaching, landing his first job as an English teacher, getting married,

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National Migration Week 2018: A reminder of ‘Many Journeys, One Family’ campaign

For nearly 50 years, the Catholic Church has celebrated National Migration Week, which kicks off this weekend, Jan. 7. This year’s purpose takes on a special significance in light of

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Catholic Charities brings Christmas joy to needy families

“This is exactly what she wanted,” Kelly Guerrirero said, closing her eyes and clutching the gift to her chest. Clasped in her hands was a popular toy, “Watchimals” — a

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Bridgeton couple’s final effort to remain a family

The blistering cold did not stop a congregation of 35 individuals from gathering in front of Sen. Cory Booker’s office in Camden on Dec. 6. The group — consisting of