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Missions director recalls hospitality, faith of Nepalese people
Those on the East Coast may be exhausted by the number of recent nor’easters that have knocked over trees and left many without power for weeks, but imagine the impact a 7.8-magnitude earthquake might have on neighborhoods, employment and entire lives. More ...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
In Nepal, resoluteness, faith flourish years after powerful quake
I missed the historic event Feb. 4 when the Philadelphia Eagles won their first-ever Super Bowl championship. I was on a hanging bridge over the Indirawati River in Nepal with a Maryknoller priest, Father Joe Thaler, when we first learned about it. It was the sixth day of my mission trip there. More ...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Serving the homebound, hospitalized a graced ministry for volunteers
Throughout the Diocese, there are numerous priests, deacons and laity who serve in the grace-filled ministry of bringing Christ to others, namely those who are hospitalized, living in nursing homes and the homebound. More ...
Friday, March 9, 2018
Journey into elderhood a time of transition sustained by contemplation
When sharing her wisdom and experience with elders, Catherine M. Keevey often offers the insight of Pulizter Prize-winning novelist Edith Wharton, who stressed that in spite of illness and sorrow, a long, meaningful life is possible “if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things and happy in small ways.” More ...
Friday, March 9, 2018
Courtroom-style talk aims to prove existence of God using law, nature
As often does in Catholic ministry, a budding friendship and common interest in defending the faith has grown into a mission for two parishioners of St. Veronica, Howell. More ...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Lourdes medical expert gives tips for staying safe in frigid temperatures
As below-freezing temperatures chill most of the state, those going outdoors should keep in mind that the cold weather and frigid wind chills can be dangerous to your health if outside too long. That’s the advice of the chief of emergency medicine at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center.  More ...
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Cardinal offers profound thoughts on importance of silence
The ancient psalm, "Be still and know that I am God," is a challenge in today's world of constant noise and distraction. But it is necessary if we wish to know God -- and ourselves and our purpose in this world -- fully. More ...
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Freehold parishioner's T-shirt joke raises more than $900 for Puerto Rico relief
Lying on his stomach with his head held in his hands, feet crossed in the air behind him, Conor Holtz smiles at the camera in a white T-shirt and white-washed jeans. This is the photo emblazed upon the front of shirts being spread around the country after what began as a Christmas gag gift turned into a face for hope and promise. More ...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Granddaughter calls Dorothy Day's life one of service, complexity
Catholics know Dorothy Day as a peace and human rights activist, founder and resident of the Catholic Worker Houses, a living example of the Church’s social teaching, and now Servant of God, the first step to sainthood. More ...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Police chief recounts bravery, faith in search for Boston Marathon bombers
Ed Deveau may now be the retired police chief of the Watertown Police Department, but his experiences and those of fellow officers who captured Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the suburban Massachusetts town are not something he will ever forget.

“No one, not my officers or even I, had any kind of training that would prepare us for something like this, but they will now,” Deveau told an audience of more than 100 who attended his presentation on the manhunt Oct. 26 in Georgian Court University’s Casino Auditorium, Lakewood.
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Friday, November 3, 2017

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