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In time of intolerance, faithful urged to use Catholic beliefs in public discourse
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 

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.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

N.J. Catholic schools see budget increases across the board

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.

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Friday, July 7, 2017
Registration for citizenship preparation classes June 13 in Toms River

Donovan Catholic High School, Toms River, is hosting a free citizenship preparation class from June 20 to July 27.

The six-week program assists participants in completing their N400 applications for citizenship and presents the content of  the questions asked at the interview in U.S. history, government and civics. 

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Friday, June 2, 2017
Concern for youth triggers pushback against popular Netflix series depicting suicide

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth in the United States.

Yet, despite its disturbing frequency, an act of suicide, especially among youth, is still met with a gap in understanding, raising the painful question, “Why?”

Perhaps that is part of the reason the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” has become what some refer to as a viral phenomenon among youth.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017
Suicide requires deeper discussions than for-profit arenas can give, Catholic educator says
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
Ahead of ocean summit in NYC, activist with local ties talks conservation

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.

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Monday, May 22, 2017



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