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Humility and ambition lead to success

Jesuit Father William J. Byron, a professor at St. Joseph’s University, will be the guest speaker at the breakfast meeting of the Catholic Business Network of South Jersey. His topic

Columns Understanding Pope Francis

‘The miracle of the blood’

Pope Francis traveled south from Rome to visit the city of Naples (Napoli) earlier this week. Because the southern regions of Italy have historically been — and are still —

Columns On Behalf of Justice

Libertarianism has reached drastic excess

Liber, libera, liberum are the three genders of the Latin adjective for free, as in unencumbered, unrestricted. From them come “liberal” and “libertarian.” Oddly enough, however, these two words are

Columns Growing in Faith

When Romans ask, ‘Where is today’s station church?’

The Vicariate of Rome organizes a Lenten tradition called the Stazioni Quaresimali, the “Lenten Stations.” In the romance languages, the word for Lent is often related to the word for

As I See It Columns

The tiresome OMG-ification of our culture

How about you? Are you as tired of the OMG-ification of our culture as I am? Everywhere I turn, I seem to hear the phrase “Oh my God.” And, just

Columns Year of the Family – Diocese of Camden

The domestic church and the 2015 synod

“God blessed them, and God said to them Be fruitful and multiply” (Gn 1:28). In God’s plan the family is the primordial institution of humankind. It is older than any

Columns That All May Be One

Condemning use of the death penalty

I was heartened to read that the Holy See Permanent Observer at the United Nations, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, joined other international organizations in Geneva last week in condemning the use

Columns Wake Up the World – 2015 Year of Consecrated Life

A transcontinental and spiritual journey

More consecrated persons are needed in the Catholic Church today. I am happy to be one of them. Each one of us has a unique calling inscribed in our DNA

Columns Life & Justice Ministries

LaSalle theologian to give Romero Lecture March 20

An innovative theologian and dynamic teacher, Dr. Maureen H. O’Connell, Chair of the Department of Religion at LaSalle University, will deliver the 15th annual Romero Lecture at Rutgers-Camden on Friday,

Columns On Behalf of Justice

An idea that should appeal to everyone, but doesn’t

Shrinking one’s carbon footprint should appeal to everybody: using fewer carbon products like petroleum or natural gas or coal. Anyone without a degree in environmental science, or anyone without lung