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Why the Pope wants the Church to be a loving mother
This statue of the Blessed Mother is located in the nave of St. Luke Church on Old Freehold Road, Toms River. It reflects the loving, maternal essence that Pope Francis is urging all Catholics to focus on. Ken Falls photo

This statue of the Blessed Mother is located in the nave of St. Luke Church on Old Freehold Road, Toms River. It reflects the loving, maternal essence that Pope Francis is urging all Catholics to focus on. Ken Falls photo

VATICAN CITY – Mother’s Day came early this year at the Vatican.

A number of feast days over the Advent and Christmas seasons gave Pope Francis a fresh opportunity to pay homage to the world’s mothers and insist further on how and why he wants the entire Church to become more maternal.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Marriage advice: Make time for each other, especially at Christmas
DUBLIN -- People who work with married couples have urged them to make time for each other, especially during the often-stressful Christmas season. More ...
Monday, December 19, 2016
Study: Parents just as attached to devices as their kids are
WASHINGTON -- For adults complaining about America's youth being saturated in media usage, it appears the apple hasn't fallen far from the iPad. More ...
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Substance abuse series provides resources for families, builds community
The adage “it takes a village” is an apt one when speaking of what is needed to journey with a loved one through a substance use disorder, said Karen Kupfer, co-founder of A Comfort Zone, a support group from northern Monmouth County for families whose children or adult members are struggling with the disease of addiction. More ...
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Visiting Dominican sisters to give talk on praying as a family in Rumson parish

A Dominican order of sisters known for their joy and dedication to education is coming to the Diocese next month to present a talk on learning to pray as a family.

The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia from Nashville, Tenn., will visit Holy Cross Parish, Rumson, at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 in the parish’s  gymatorium, 30 Ward Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Burlington County faithful seek Mary's intercession at Rosary Feast
The Blessed Mother’s message about the power of prayer through the recitation of the Rosary was not lost on the hundreds of faithful who gathered in Sacred Heart Church, Riverton, Oct. 5 for the third annual Night of Prayer for Families and Friends More ...
Monday, October 24, 2016



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