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CHEER—Former Gloucester City resident Bob Chew, (photo) and Gloucester Catholic alumnus retired recently from the Camden County Police Department after a stellar 26-year career. Bob started his law enforcement career as a C.O in 1989, Camden County, working there for nine years. After that stint, he was hired by the Camden City Police Department where he served 15 years. He finished his career with two years as a sergeant with the Camden County Police Department. The detective/sergeant spent some time with an elite force of detectives working on “cold cases”. He received his Masters from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a GPA 3.90 (Admin Science) Adjunct Professor at Wilmington University and Fairleigh Dickinson U. He received numerous accommodations throughout his career. He and his wife Lisa have four children, Ricky (24), Amy (21) Timmy (13) and Courtney (8).
JEER—The City of Gloucester has some good things happening in the community yet those in charge see no reason to tell the people they serve what is going on. For example, when Pope Francis visited Philadelphia, the schooner North Wind traveled up the river with signs greeting the pontiff. And we learned by accident that a fire boat was given to the city fire department last year for free by the City of Camden. We asked this question before, “Why are our city officials so secretive?”
CHEER-Gloucester Catholic High School held the Mass for the Unity of Family at Proprietors Park on September 19. An estimated 200 people attended the event. Many of those in attendance were fascinated by the lone dove that flew to the top of the pavilion when the Mass began. It set there throughout the entire ceremony. Father Allain Caparas was the principal celebrant of the Mass, assisted by Monsignor William Hodge, pastor of St. Mary’s Parish. Following the 5 PM Mass, a barbecue was held.
JEER—CONTI, the state contractor who is occupying the grounds at Route 130 and Market Street should be cited by the City of Gloucester for not removing the trash, weeds, and other debris that surrounds the property. This construction storage area was supposed to be temporary, according to officials. That was five years ago. This is the first thing people traveling through Gloucester City see. Mr. Conti, we are asking you to put up a solid fence and remove the trash. Show some respect to the residents of Gloucester City and the taxpayers of New Jersey.
CHEER—The Diocese of Camden, in conjunction with law enforcement and emergency service agencies throughout the region, hosted the 14th Annual Celebration of Law Enforcement and Emergency Services on September 29. This Mass is offered to thank God for the sacrifice and service to the communities given by law enforcement and emergency service personnel at every level.
JEER: To the "entitlement" crowds, family members, and their friends who have mired small town politics across much of New Jersey with their nepotism and hand washing for their family members and friends. It has cost many taxpayers a lot of money time and time again because of the biased behavior of those who mistakenly think they are entitled to something as if their town taxpayers owe them something. ~Earl F.
CHEER—Monsignor James P. Curran, (photo)pastor of St. Mary’s Parish, Gloucester City since 2003 retired in July. Msgr. Curran, 77, previously was pastor of St. Matthew, National Park, 1981-92,
and Our Lady of Lourdes, Glassboro, 1992-2003. He was parochial vicar of Christ the King, Haddonfield, 1963-69; St. Matthew, 1969-74; St. Margaret, Woodbury Heights, 1974-80; and St. Joan of Arc, Camden, 1980-81. He was a moderator of the diocesan PTA in the 1990s and served on the Presbyteral Council and Priest Personnel Board. He was born in Ireland where he attended St. John College and was ordained June 13, 1963. Enjoy your retirement Monsignor and thank you for your service!
JEER: To the Camden County Judicial, and Family Intake Units for their utter failure to enforce child support laws, failure to make decision in favor of the children, coupled with the disgrace of finding in favor of the "deadbeat" parents who owe thousands in unpaid child support. Enforce the laws on deadbeat parents to see that children are protected and provided for by the obligated parent. ~Earl F.
CHEER—Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and New York City drew record crowds of adoring Catholics and people of other faiths to see him. Some cried, some applauded and cheered as he rode through the throngs blessing each of them. It was inspiring to see so many people with smiles on their faces. Love and happiness were in the air where ever he went.
JEER-Pope Francis spent time talking about global warming, immigration, and other topics but gave very little time talking about Christians around the world being persecuted for their faith. Beatings, physical torture, confinement, isolation, rape, severe punishment, imprisonment, slavery, discrimination in education and employment, and even death are just a few examples of the persecution they experience on a daily basis. According to The Pew Research Center, over 75% of the world's population lives in areas with severe religious restrictions (and many of these people are Christians). Also, according to the United States Department of State, Christians in more than 60 countries face persecution from their governments or surrounding neighbors simply because of their belief in Jesus Christ. source Open Doors USA
source 60 Minutes - Iraq's Christians persecuted by ISIS April 2015
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