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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

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‘Showers of Mercy’ close out Jubilee Year

With the Jubilee Year of Mercy coming to a close, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, directed its focus on the corporal work of mercy, “Clothe the naked.” It was an

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Kevin Hickey named Catholic Charities USA trustee

At the Catholic Charities USA annual conference, held earlier this month in Boston, Kevin Hickey, executive director of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, was installed as a trustee of the

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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