Immigration the topic at Theology on Tap



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Kaitlyn Muller of Catholic Charities speaks at a Theology on Tap session at the Landmark Americana Tap and Grill, Glassboro, on Nov. 13.






GLASSBORO — Kaitlyn Muller, director for Catholic Relief Services and program director of Refugee and Immigration Services for Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Camden, spoke to young adults here about her work with the homeless, the poor, and victims of political change on Nov. 13 at the diocese’s monthly Theology on Tap program.

A forum for young adults to discuss Catholic issues, Theology on Tap was held at the Landmark Americana Tap and Grill here.

Muller, who has a master’s degree in public administration from Rutgers University-Camden, shared her experiences of traveling to Spain, Guatemala, Chile and Germany, and gaining a view of the differences among the world’s population.

Muller works in the six counties of the Camden Diocese (Salem, Camden, Gloucester, Cumberland, Atlantic and Cape May) and Burlington County. She helps those who have come to the United States looking for a better life after political change in their home countries made it impossible for them to provide the type of life they wanted for their families,

Her department helped 81 people last year — from Bhutan, Burma, Iraq, Cuba and Sudan — find homes and self-sufficiency, Muller said. As well, the Refugee and Immigration Services Department has helped clients find places to live, pay for higher education, and work out transportration to work or school.

Muller also spoke on her work with Catholic Relief Services, and with Catholic Charities’ efforts in Northfield and Wildwood to help victims of Superstorm Sandy.

The program director showed the young adults in attendance that “she is passionate about her faith, and passionate about her work in the church,” said Greg Coogan, director of Young Adult Ministries for the Diocese of Camden.

The next Theology on Tap will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Dublin Square, Cherry Hill. Jesuit Father Rocco Danzi, a native of Woodbury and currently campus ministry chaplain for St. Peter University in Jersey City, will speak on “Catholic Young Adults Today: Seeking, Searching, Serving and Striving to be Disciples.” Doors open at 7 p.m., with live music by Paging Samuel. Free admission, but there is an optional all-you-can-eat-buffet for $12. For info, call 856-583-6122, e-mail, or join “Theology on Tap-South Jersey” on Facebook, or follow “TheologyonTapSJ” on Twitter.