Greg Dougherty departs Thunderbolt Marina in Savannah, Ga., Aug. 1. The Kentucky native is rowing from Miami to New York City via the Intracoastal Waterway to spread awareness of the centennial of Our Lady of Fatima apparitions. CNS photo/Timothy L. Williams, The Southern Cross
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Rowing an 18-foot-long open canoe solo along the Intracoastal Waterway from Miami to New York City, Greg Dougherty hopes to draw attention to the centennial of the Marian apparitions at Fatima, Portugal.
The craft named the Santa Maria de Fatima packed with bags of food, clothes, emergency gear and a statue of Our Lady of Fatima looks both cramped and small for such a long voyage.
Hands clapping, with sweat dripping down his face, Nick Werkman stands in the middle of an asphalt basketball court and cheers on young athletes.
With a big floppy hat atop his head, he’s dressed in a dark green shirt with a white dog on the front and the word, “Huskies” scrawled across the top. On the back, the words, “Coach Nick” race across his shoulders. He stands in the middle of roughly 20 kids of all ages, races and genders as they battle in separate basketball games around him.
This is the scene at the Skyview Park public park in Toms River every Friday evening.
St. Mary Parish, Barnegat, inaugurated the first weekend of its 75th anniversary celebration with an evening of lessons in faith, hope and forgiveness borne from the first-hand experience of Immaculee Ilibagiza, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide of 1994. More ... Thursday, July 27, 2017
No one was more surprised to learn she had won the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award than Margaret More herself.
“I thought we were being notified of a grant we had submitted,” More recalled after getting a phone call from Joseph T. Williams, diocesan president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. More ... Tuesday, May 16, 2017
As president of Georgian Court University, Mercy Sister Rosemary Jeffries devoted a lion’s share of her time to opening doors in ways that expanded the educational and cultural horizons of the students there. More ... Thursday, March 23, 2017
Showcasing one of the Catholic Church’s most well-known and celebrated saints, parades in honor of St. Patrick kicked off the first March weekend in the Diocese of Trenton, in spite of near-freezing temperatures, drawing participants and parade-goers from neighboring towns to take in the festivities. Catholic community members, some marching for the first time, joined others in upholding a time-honored tradition. More ... Friday, March 10, 2017
Our Lady of Guadalupe did a great favor for Father Walter Quiceno and his family this year, and now the parochial vicar in St. Rose Parish, Belmar, wants everyone to know the blessings of having a devotion to the Mother of the Americas.
“I did not know the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe,” said Father Quiceno, who came from Colombia to serve the Diocese of Trenton in 2008. “In Colombia, we are devoted to the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Mount Carmel and never hear of Guadalupe.” More ... Wednesday, December 14, 2016