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Members of the New Jersey Catholic Daughters of the Americas pose during a Hawaiian Luau on Fun Night June 1 at the organization’s biannual conference at the Embassy Suites, Piscataway. The convention began with Mass at St. Francis Cabrini Church, Piscataway, for deceased members, including Maria Rau, State Regent, who died days before the event. After the Mass, Audrey Spenard, First Vice State Regent, shared memories of Rau. In addition to Spenard, the members elected new state officers June 2: First Vice State Regent, Theresa Dietrich; Second Vice State Regent, Dawn Toal; Recording Secretary, Loretta Zimmer; and Treasurer, Philomena Milano. The courts discussed events that affect the faithful and how they could continue to help the needy. – photo courtesy of New Jersey Catholic Daughters of the Americas  


Seminarians of the Diocese of Peoria, Ill., pray over the container with the remains of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen outside St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria June 27. Archbishop Sheen’s remains were transferred from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City to the Peoria cathedral. -CNS photo/Jennifer Willems, The Catholic Post  

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