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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

Columns That All May Be One

Nostra Aetate: Celebrating 50 years

As I continue with my series on the May conference, “Nostra Aetate: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Catholic Church’s Dialogue with Jews and Muslims,” I would like to focus on

Columns Year of the Family – Diocese of Camden

A family chooses uncertainty over Castro’s Cuba

Walking up the back steps of this red and white house, opening the door and stepping into the kitchen, one notices the framed message on the wall, to the left

Columns Life & Justice Ministries

A solidarity pilgrimage to West Virginia

Last winter, a friend of mine in West Virginia invited me to speak at a social ministries conference there. “Sounds good,” I said to her,” but instead of just me,

Columns Growing in Faith

A milestone of half-century dialogue

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Joint Working Group (JWG) between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches in 1965. The Pontifical

Columns On Behalf of Justice

Government regulation and conscience

You remember how for decades the tobacco mega-industry ran rough-shod over the medical profession, government health offices, cancer sufferers and anyone else who objected. Their product tasted good like (they