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The ‘Talking Catholic’ podcast: A deeper conversation on faith

Podcasts. For some, the word may elicit eye rolls and conjure confusion — after all, what is a podcast anyway? For others, the word lights up their eyes and instantly

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Returning Home: An ex-prisoner’s success story

Life was going well for Leticia Ferguson, 48. She had a home, a job and a loving family. She knew she probably drank a little too much, but it didn’t

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Offering help because ‘I heard about what you do here’

On Feb. 2, four SUVs pulled up to the Camden office of Catholic Charities. Their arrival was unexpected, and the occupants were strangers to the Catholic Charities staff. The four

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Acts of mercy for men and women in the military

Every pew at Saint Joseph’s Church in Somers Point was packed on Monday, Feb. 6. Parents and their children were all there for one reason: to honor the military through

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Putting job seekers on track to employment

A torrential downpour didn’t stop 40 eager job-seekers from attending Catholic Charities’ 2017 Job Fair on Jan. 17. “I was laid off from my last job I had as a

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Remembering Silvia Hirsch: ‘She was exactly where she was meant to be’

Silvia Hirsch, a staff member with Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Camden, was traveling to her home country of Argentina over Thanksgiving last year to offer support to her

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Deacon Hallman brings hope behind prison walls

When Pope Francis visited Curran-Fromhold Correctional facility in Philadelphia in September 2015, he addressed the inmates, saying: “Jesus teaches us to see the world through his eyes — eyes which

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From saving, to earning, to paying forward

For Benjamin Franklin, a penny saved was a penny earned. But for participants enrolled in the Catholic Charities Individual Development Account (IDA) program, a dollar saved is two dollars earned.

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Jubilee Year of Mercy at Catholic Charities

This year was no ordinary year for Catholic Charities and the Diocese of Camden. Indeed, it was no ordinary year for the Catholic Church. Pope Francis declared a Jubilee Year

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Sharing faith with the imprisoned

On Nov. 23, as he has many times since coming to the Diocese of Camden, Bishop Dennis Sullivan fulfilled one of the corporal works of mercy: visit the imprisoned. Accompanied