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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

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Catholic Charities offers a lifeline for grieving parents

One by one, they filed into the basement of Saint Charles Borromeo Church in Sicklerville. Seated in a large circle, they introduced themselves with the worst details imaginable to any

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Out of the woods, and into a home

Edward Wright sat on the couch of his home in Bridgeton, staring at the wall across from him with a thousand-yard stare on his face. The 56-year-old veteran was not

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Catholic Charities offers a helping hand in the wake of historic hurricanes

Maria Rodriguez intently watched the status of a flight leaving from Puerto Rico on her computer screen at Catholic Charities. After a notification came through that the flight took off,

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Margarita Lugo, ‘Faith-based Advocate’

On Oct. 21, Margarita Lugo of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, was greeted with a round of applause when she was called to the stage at the ballroom of Rowan

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An advocate for justice, justly honored

“Will I get a chance to meet him?” exclaimed a 9-year-old, whose wide eyes were fixed on the entrance of Resorts Casino, as he stood on his toes in attempt