More than 150 people attended the first of a four-part series on the history of the Church held July 11 at St. Isaac Jogues Parish, Marlton. Father Christopher Colavito, parish parochial vicar, gave a PowerPoint presentation on the early Church and Church fathers, which was followed by a question-and-answer session. Each attendee also received five pages of notes and information. The next session is July 18. Photo courtesy of Father Colavito
With Pew Research Center and Gallup surveys showing that political polarization in America has recently peaked, with a rise in violence threatening civility in public discourse, faithful across the nation are being called to respect and trust in dialogue as well as to see education on the Church’s stance in areas of social concerns.
In a recent interview with Catholic News Service, John Carr, director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University, stressed the universal nature of Catholicism, indicating that being an active member of the Church should involve an open-minded approach to dialogue.
Gov. Chris Christie has signed the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget, and for Catholic schools, desperately needed financial increases are included.
After months of petitions and requests through the New Jersey Catholic Conference – the public policy arm of the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey – and other advocates including the Network for Catholic School Families, the budget signed July 4 provides increased funding levels for nonpublic school transportation as well as nursing, technology and school security.
In an interview with The Monitor, Melissa Dayton, service coordinator and religion teacher in Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, reflects on the concerns and needed responses to the Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why.” More ... Thursday, June 1, 2017
When it comes to protecting our common home, Suzanne Maxx has been an activist from a very early age.
Leaving her home in New York City during a sanitation strike in the 1970s, trash spilling onto sidewalks, to attend boarding school in the Adirondacks, the then-fourth-grader was dismayed to see litter casually discarded along the banks of the pristine Lake Placid, too.