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Bishop James F. Checchio recently spent time with children at the Youth Enrichment Services School Age Child Care Program (YES) of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen, New Brunswick. The program is one of more than 100 programs operated by Catholic Charities, which serves all those in need and is grateful to the community for its ongoing support. Last year, the agency served 53,000 people in the counties served by the diocese -- of Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren. -photo courtesy of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen


Eighty-six-year-old Sister Madonna Buder, a Sister of Christian Community in Spokane, Wash., is seen during a Nike commercial. Known as the "Iron Nun," she has completed 45 triathlons. CNS photo/courtesy Nike