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Gratitude shines through one man’s darkest hour

When Francis Smith lost his wife several years ago, things began to unravel for him. Her untimely death triggered a downward spiral that ultimately left Smith homeless. But one thing

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Delicious, nutritious and thrifty: A Salem County food workshop

When you’re on a tight budget, it can be a real challenge to shop for food that is not only affordable and healthy but also tasty. Through the “Cooking Matters

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Learning English opens doors for motivated mom

Rawnak Hazim’s ambitions did not stop at learning the English language when she came to the United States as a refugee two years ago. But that’s where her journey toward

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A home and hope for a family in need

Beena O’Neil was one day away from becoming homeless. She moved to New Jersey from Louisiana to care for her sister, who has health problems and needed the care of

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Camden Diocese pays it forward in Louisiana

“It dumped the equivalent of 7.1 trillion gallons of water on the Baton Rouge area,” explained Mark Taylor, director of Veterans Services for Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, as he

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Catholic Charities to honor Jewish Federations and Pennsauken’s Ricardo Taylor on Sept. 15

On Sept. 15, at the Justice for ALL Dinner, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Camden will bestow their highest honors on an organization and an individual who exemplify the

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A prayerful salute to military veterans

Patriotism and pageantry filled Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Church in Atlantic City on Aug. 16, as veterans and active-duty military personnel from all branches of service gathered for an interfaith