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Bringing the light of hope to the darkness of mental illness

“I am nobody,” a despondent voice tells the chaplain. “You are somebody,” responds Father Joachim Oforchukuwu, who ministers to the patients of Ancora Psychiatric Hospital in Atlantic County. In his

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‘Feed My Lambs, Tend My Sheep’

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ: The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, in his Lenten message this year draws prominent attention to the theme of justice. He notes that justice

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Annual Collection for the Missions among Black and Native Americans

  Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ: The Collection for the Missions among Black and Native Americans will be taken up in parishes of the Diocese of Camden during the

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Margaret ‘Peg’ Friel, priest’s mother, dies

Margaret “Peg” Friel, 82, of Oak Valley, the mother of Father Edward Friel, administrator of Holy Saviour, Westmont, died Tuesday, Feb. 9. Mrs. Friel was active in St. Margaret Parish

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Diaconate ordination

Photo by James A. McBride Bishop Joseph A. Galante ordained Rev. Mr. Phillip Max Johnson a transitional deacon of the Diocese of Camden on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Cathedral

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St. James parishioners welcomed at Corpus Christi

On Sunday, Feb. 14, parishioners of St. James Church, Penns Grove, closed their church doors, and entered the open doors of Corpus Christi, Carneys Point, in a ceremony that was

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Lenten Regulations

1. The days of both Fast and Abstinence during Lent are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. The other Fridays of Lent are days of Abstinence. On a day of Fast,

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Msgr. Charles Barth, retired pastor, dies

Msgr. Charles Barth, 80, who served in the Diocese of Camden for over 50 years, died on Sunday, Feb. 7. Msgr. Barth, born in Philadelphia, graduated from St. Charles College

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Interfaith literacy program helps at-risk children

In her years of reading to young children, Judy Nadell of Voorhees encountered one little girl who didn’t know a book was paged from front to back, that sentences were

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La Salle’s Ray Ricci named an Affiliated Christian Brother

Almost 50 years ago, a teenage Ray Ricci sat in the classroom at West Catholic High School. Taught by Christian Brothers, the history and mission of St. John Baptist de