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Columns Growing in Faith

From vulnerability comes strength

This is the third and final in a series of columns by the author about his pilgrimage to the Holy Land and his experience with depression. Every day is Christmas

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VIRTUS child protection program being implemented

In the winter of 2017, the Diocesan Review Board (DRB) met to discuss and compare the diocesan safe environment training program for adults who have regular contact with children. The

Columns Growing in Faith

A reflection on Jesus, Lazarus and friendship

“Today you will go into the Tomb of Lazarus,” said the America Media pilgrim leader to the 106 faithful. “Think about one thing in your life right now that is

Columns Growing in Faith

Finding the grace of healing in the Holy Land

Saint Ignatius of Loyola advised pilgrims to ask God for the graces they needed before beginning their journey. As my wife and I prepared for our pilgrimage to the Holy

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Camp No Worries does Broadway

What is more satisfying than protecting children entrusted into our care? Why, spending time with them for a week at camp! Years ago, as a pediatric oncology social worker at

As I See It Columns

The mellifluous voice and long career of the best sports broadcaster ever

It’s ironic. For the past several months, we have been subjected to two cacophonous voices, two deeply flawed presidential candidates, two discordant voices each attacking the other. Both candidates have

As I See It Columns

Lessons about love in marriage from Pope Francis

In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis writes that “the greatest benefit, for families themselves and for those engaged in the family apostolate, will come if each part is read patiently and

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Saying ‘I do’ during Sunday Mass

I went to a Mass on Sunday and a wedding broke out. Well, that’s not exactly what happened. I’m certain that the wedding was carefully, prayerfully and meticulously planned. It

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Steps that can be taken to protect children

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. For my office, the Diocese of Camden’s Office of Child and Youth Protection, every day of every month is dedicated to preventing the abuse


Social workers and Catholic Social Teaching

For 12 years, I had the privilege of working as a pediatric oncology social worker. In this job I accompanied children and parents as they learned of the devastating and