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A face-to-face encounter with immigrants

“It’s one thing to read about migrants and refugees. But having a chance to meet immigrants, seeing their faces and hearing their voices … it’s different than seeing it in

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Programs on ‘Immigration and the Latino Community’

A two-day bi-lingual event will take place the first weekend of May in the Diocese of Camden, addressing the current reality of immigration in the United States, and its effect

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Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation: Holiness requires working for social justice

I absolutely love Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation, “Gaudete et exsultate” (“Rejoice and be glad”). If you’re interested in reading a clear, compelling, concise, joyful, spiritual guide to what holiness

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What does a missionary disciple do?

Phyllis Sanders is someone other people just love to be around. With sparkling eyes and an infectious laugh that fills any room she’s in with joy, Phyllis brings the love

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An overview of Catholic Social Justice teaching

Saint Charles Borromeo Parish in Sicklerville will be offering a six-part series of talks beginning with “An Overview of Catholic Social Justice Teaching” on Thursday, Oct. 12. Michael Jordan Laskey,

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What am I supposed to do when I see a panhandler?

“Could you buy me a cup of coffee? And a donut? A man named Wayne stopped me outside a Starbucks in Milwaukee recently, where my family and I were visiting

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This Earth Day, care for God’s creation

What’s your favorite natural place on Earth? When I ask this question during talks I give around the diocese, you can probably guess the one answer I hear the most

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Welcoming refugees is the Lord’s work

Have you ever had a moment when you just knew the Holy Spirit was at work right in front of you? When your spine tingles and your eyes grow wide?

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A Lesson of Christmas: God has special love for the poor and vulnerable

Every Christmas morning, my friend Sean’s parents would load their three sons into the family car and head to a local soup kitchen. Sean and his brothers would help out

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Ways to practice mercy during the Jubilee Year

In late November, custodian Jose Moran set up the Christmas manger at Holy Jesus Child Church in Queens, N.Y. He took a lunch break and then returned to the church.