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Living the American Dream: A Vietnamese refugee’s story

Encountering Mercy: Welcoming the Stranger “Encountering Mercy” is a series that explores the corporal works of mercy during the Jubilee Year through the people whose lives exemplify them. The first

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An Advent call to action on climate change

I was a latecomer to the “climate cause.” With all of the world’s social ills, it was hard for me to be invested in an issue like global warming that

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Putting the giving in Thanksgiving

Diocese of Camden’s Social Services staff members share traditions they have that help them remember the less fortunate on Thanksgiving. Bringing Thanksgiving to the Door Rosemary DeQuinzio, Veteran Services Outreach

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Laid off casino workers tell their stories in photos

              A few weeks ago, Gary Howard woke up in the middle of the night terrified. In his nightmare, he had been reliving his

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Open houses at Catholic Charities welcome Pope Francis by welcoming parishioners

As the city of Philadelphia begins its final preparations for Pope Francis’ late-September arrival, in the Diocese of Camden, parishioners will start to see their own tell-tale signs of the

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Nominations sought for Justice in Action awards

Virginia, known as GeeGee, Brannigan pushes through a rack of coats until she lands on one. Pulling it out she presents it to the homeless man, who takes and inspects

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Blessing homes and lives impacted by Sandy

It’s been nearly two and a half years since Hurricane Sandy made its devastating landfall on the coast of New Jersey in October 2012. But for many families in southern

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Troubles continue to mount in Atlantic City

Frances Deserino was born in 1944. Although she doesn’t look her age, that figure in the DOB section of many job applications, she thinks, makes a difference to employers. She’s

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Camden Diocesan Catholic Charities part of national network’s historic service level

By Joanna Gardner   Mary Rocco’s life had suddenly gotten even more complicated. Suffering from severe arthritis, the 76-year old uses a wheelchair. Her husband died last year and her