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Columns Understanding Pope Francis

A ‘call to a social change of heart’

This week Caritas Internationalis, the church’s confederation of Catholic relief, development, and social service organizations, will be holding their General Assembly here at the Vatican. It will include elections and

A Pastoral Message Columns

The pastoral care of the family and the synod

Most marriage unions start out on a positive note. They start out on a happy note. They start out on an upbeat note. They start out on a euphoric note.

Columns Year of the Family – Diocese of Camden

The 4-year-old asked, ‘Aren’t we gonna say grace?’

Prayer outside of church had always been a quiet, solitary act to me. With the exception of mealtime in the home or kneeling bedside at night with my children, praying

Columns On Behalf of Justice

The rough edges of Gospel imperative

Investment counselors report difficulty in convincing clients to wait. Since so much of business is rigidly fixed on the present quarter and that only, the thought pattern carries over to

As I See It Columns

When Mother’s Day is a difficult time

Mother’s Day is intended to be a joyful time to celebrate our mothers and motherhood, but for some women Mother’s Day can be a difficult or sad day. There are

Columns Understanding Pope Francis

‘Carrying the Word of God forth to the world’

Since being elected, Pope Francis has been vocally supportive of the charismatic movement within the church, memorably participating in an enormous rally at Rome’s Olympic stadium last summer and praying

Columns That All May Be One

Two recent significant interfaith events

I thought I would share with you two local ecumenical and interreligious events that took place in the past two weeks here in the Diocese of Camden. This past Friday,

As I See It Columns

Sisters share theological interests and a two-seater car

A lot of my work on ecumenism here in Rome intersects with that of the Centro Pro Unione, the unique hub of academic, spiritual and ecclesiological study of the movement

Columns Life & Justice Ministries

Life & Justice Lecture presenter Charles Camosy

Dr. Charles Camosy is a professor of Christian Ethics at Fordham University in the Bronx and author of the new book “Beyond the Abortion Wars: A Way Forward for a

Columns On Behalf of Justice

The work of the Racial Justice Commission

Full disclosure: I belong to the Racial Justice Commission, invited by then member Deacon William Johnson several years ago. What does this diocesan commission do? Like many such commissions, it