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A French Catholic and his mission to the blind

The church’s historical commitment to the humanities, philosophy, art, medicine and literacy (at least among ecclesiastical leaders) is well-known, especially after the Carolingian monastic movement turned centers of prayer into

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Awards, interfaith harmony and Iftar

In the past few weeks two important interfaith gatherings have taken place here in the Diocese of Camden. On June 8, Bishop Dennis Sullivan was awarded the Father Thom Schiavo

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The monk who became the ‘father of genetics’

This is the first piece in a series exploring Catholicism and science. We know well the church’s stance that reason (ratio) can never be ultimately alien or antithetical to fides

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Suffering the anguish of horrific attacks

As many of my Muslim friends here in South Jersey are celebrating the month of Ramadan, the world and England in particular are suffering the anguish that comes from the

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Listen to the pope and protect the environment

Does anybody really know what time it is? Ask someone from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and they will tell you the doomsday clock is at three minutes to

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Devotion to Our Lady of Walsingham

The month of May, always dedicated to Mary, takes on special significance this year with the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance in Fatima, Portugal. Marian devotions such as these

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The contributions of Cardinal John Henry Newman

While in England for some meetings with various diocesan representatives and the fabulous ecumenical Centre for Theology and Community in East London, our wonderful hosts Carlos and Alessandra (whose son

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Christian unity in a multi-religious world

Ecumenists from throughout the United States gathered together at the National Workshop on Christian Unity 2017 earlier this month in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The workshop continues to be the only national

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The message of Our Lady of Fatima

This month we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. Mary appeared to Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta, beginning on May

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My marshmallow Fluff temper tantrum

I was so mad. You see, I had bought myself a small tub of Fluff — you know, that sticky, sweet marshmallowy cream that, along with peanut butter, makes the