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Columns On Behalf of Justice

The example of Jesus’ great and loving gift

We should listen to atheists more than we do. They have something useful to say to us. Often they refuse to believe in a God whom we also reject, an


Bringing the Gospel to the incarcerated

In New Jersey, as in every other state, mass incarceration prevails, especially for those who are poor and destitute, those who can’t pay the bail. The vicious cycle continues within


‘A few more steps on your walk to the buffet’

Along our collective journey toward sainthood, all too often we are met with speed bumps along the way. If you are anything like me, though, you are met with gaping,

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The Church Persecuted

In August I attended the national convention of the Knights of Columbus which was held in Philadelphia. The leadership of the Knights from around the country and from around the

Columns That All May Be One

Closer dialogue and understanding with Hindus

This will be the last column of my series covering the historic gathering that I had the privilege to attend this past May at The Catholic University of America. The

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A poet finds joy in both art and faith

After his parents divorced, Michael White briefly lived with his mother, but she would regularly make him ask his father to “take” him. “She’d dial his number, then hand over

Columns Understanding Pope Francis

The explosion of the Catholic presence in Africa

There is understandably a tremendous amount of excitement (other than from SEPTA employees) about the pope’s upcoming visit to our area. However, it’s important to remember that in a global

Columns On Behalf of Justice

Pharisees are alive and well, living among us

Isn’t it odd that the people with whom Jesus had the most consistent trouble were the Pharisees? It was not the publicans, Jews who collected the taxes for the hated

Columns Office of Stewardship

A large family of faith and stewardship

“As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord” (Jos 24:15). At St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Sicklerville, stewardship is strongly encouraged by Father Michael Matveenko, who has

Columns Understanding Pope Francis

Reading Pope Francis with an open mind

Speaking to journalists on his recent plane ride back from Latin America, Pope Francis made the following comment: “In your job, the hermeneutics of a text is very important. A