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Jewish Federation Calls on Haverford College Officials to Condemn Todays Demonstration

“The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia calls on Haverford College officials to condemn today’s student-organized campus event entitled “COVID in Times of Genocide: How Israel uses COVID as a Tool for Settler Colonialism in Palestine.” The event’s title dangerously and inaccurately implies that Israel spread coronavirus to advance its global control, repackaging a centuries-old antisemitic trope that Jews take advantage of global crises as a means for their own gain and advancement. In this case, the event’s narrative takes on a new form of the antisemitic blood libel trope, accusing Jews of committing ritual murder and perpetuating the harmful stereotype... Read more →

Lawnside Gospel Party; Tickets Are on Sale

The Lawnside Historical Society and Grace Temple Baptist Church present a Gospel Celebration on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m. featuring Gospel ensemble Heaven Sent and vocalists Thelma Isaac and Sister Hope Bates. Doors open at 2 p.m. The event at the Wayne Bryant Community Center, 323 E. Charleston Ave., will benefit the Peter Mott House Underground Railroad Museum. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Mott House, or with the QR Code or by calling 856-546-8850. Vendors will be on hand including caterer Sea and Sizzle selling meals. Photo courtesy of Heaven Sent A brief excerpt of... Read more →

BILL S2918/A4350:

NJ Taxpayers To Spend $10 Million Yearly on Free Abortions for Residents and Non-Residents

Voters urged to contact state senators over expanded NJ abortion bill GUEST OPINION: In yet another step toward more open access to abortion in New Jersey – including keeping parents in the dark about their minor children seeking an abortion – legislation was scheduled for a Dec. 14 hearing, prompting a plea to ask state senators to oppose the bill. Babies at full term are only aborted in seven states With the vote on the bill S2918/A4350 now scheduled for mid-December, the New Jersey Catholic Conference issued an action alert urging voters to reach out to their representatives. The... Read more →

Philly Jewish Federation Lambaste Palestine Coalition Call for Boycott

The President & CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Michael Balaban and the Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, Jason Holtzman, have issued a statement in response to the Philly Palestine Coalition's Instagram call for a boycott of Israeli and Jewish-owned businesses. "The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia condemns the Philly Palestine Coalition’s antisemitic campaign encouraging the boycott of ‘Zionist’ owned businesses in the Philadelphia area. This tactic does not in any way support Palestinians – it only serves to intimidate, isolate, and scapegoat Israeli and Jewish businesses. Targeting businesses solely because of their Israeli and Jewish... Read more →

Richard and Neen Raspa, "We Love Gloucester Catholic"

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 13, 2023)(CNBNews)--Gloucester Catholic is pleased to share the announcement of the "We Love GC" Richard and Neen Raspa Scholars Program. If you are considering the startup of a GC Scholars Program to honor your family, contact Pat Murphy, Executive Director of Development, at [email protected]. Richard '79 and Neen '77 Raspa and their entire family are truly grateful to give back to the current generation of Ram students. The Raspa Family and Gloucester Catholic have announced the establishment of the "We Love GC" Richard and Neen Raspa Scholars Program, which will provide a scholarship to a Gloucester... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ—Even if the only news you receive is via the internet, surely you are familiar with the new (as of Saturday, October 7, 2023) invasion of the Hamas (Muslims) into Israel (primarily Jewish.) This is not just a boundary dispute. Hamas has said they will not stop until there is not a Jew left in the world. They mean it. CNBNews graphic file Hamas is not just after Jews; they are, after all, "infidels." That means you and me, too. They have declared Friday, October 13, "The Day of Jahid" worldwide. They have... Read more →

Saint Marys Parish Celebrates 175 Anniversary

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (SEPTEMBER 28, 2023)--Saint Mary Parish in Gloucester City continued its 175th-anniversary celebration on Sept. 17 with a Mass honoring the living and deceased students, alumni, faculty and staff of Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School and the former Saint Mary Grammar School. Deacon Joseph Rafferty, an alumnus and former teacher at both schools who is now principal of Saint Rose of Lima School in Haddon Heights, preached the homily and spoke lovingly of the many dedicated and passionate educators who walked the school halls and guided students in the faith. The Mass was attended by current and... Read more →

Catholic Social Services Collecting Diapers and Baby Care Items

CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES HOSTS DIAPER AND BABY CARE ITEM DRIVE FOR “PHILLY’S BIGGEST BABY SHOWER” PHILADELPHIA PA (JULY 31, 2023)(CNBNEWS)--Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) is currently collecting diapers and other baby care items to support new and expecting mothers and their families who will attend the CSS and Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia’s co-sponsored “Philly’s Biggest Baby Shower” on Saturday, September 9, 2023. “CSS is committed to offering vital pregnancy and parenting support services throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area,” said Ms. Amy Stoner, director of CSS’ Community-Based and Housing and Homeless Services Divisions. “The donated items... Read more →

*Saint Mary Parish Celebrating 175th Anniversary, Sunday, September 17th

St. Marys Church/CNBNews photo GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 31, 2023)--St. Mary's Parish is celebrating its 175th Anniversary this year. The parish will mark the occasion on Sunday, September 17. with a mass and breakfast. Below are the details about that event. Come home to St. Mary Church, Gloucester City, Sunday September 17, and join us in celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the our parish. We will be honoring past and present students, faculty and staff of Gloucester Catholic High School and St. Mary Grammar School. We invite you and your families to join together with our current Gloucester Catholic Community... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story: Dear Anne Landers

Dorothy Philbin |CNBNews Columnist Most students in the 11th or 12th grade have read Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm or Huxley's Brave New World. These books, more than 50 years old, predicted what the world would look like in the authors' futures and our "now." In 2002 someone wrote to Ann Landers and asked her to explain all the "isms." Here they are: Starting on the left symbols for Socialism, Communism and Fascism Socialism - You have two cows. Give one to your neighbor. Communism - You have two cows. Give both cows to the government, and they may give... Read more →

Yola Stagliano, age 97, formerly of Haddon Heights

On June 25, 2023, Yola Stagliano (née Garufi), formerly of Haddon Heights, NJ, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 97. Born Giuseppina Yola on May 12, 1926, she was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, the only child of Antonio and Grace (née Sorbello) Garufi. Typical of Italian families, she was named after her father’s mom, but her entire life was referred to as Yola. A few times in her life she traveled back to Italy and Sicily with her parents. Yola was a graduate of Hallahan High School and The University of Pennsylvania. At Penn... Read more →

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia 10th Anniversary

PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 12, 2023) – This July, The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia(CFGP), an independent nonprofit community foundation committed to growing Catholic philanthropy in the Greater Philadelphia area, will celebrate its 10 Year Anniversary. “What started as a dream 10 years ago has turned into a thriving nonprofit foundation that not only helps people all over the greater Philadelphia area but also accomplishes this with the love and intention of the teachings of our Catholic faith,” said Sarah Hanley, Chief Executive Officer for The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia. “This past year, we have been highlighting the people and... Read more →

Catholic Church Bans Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi from Receiving Communion

NOTIFICATION To United States Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi The Second Vatican Council, decree on the Church in the Modern World, Gaudium et Spes, reiterated the Church's ancient and consistent teaching that "from the first moment of conception life must be guarded with the greatest care while abortion and infanticide are unspeakable crimes" (n. 51). Christians have, indeed, always upheld the dignity of human life ni every stage, especially the most vulnerable, beginning with life in the womb. His Holiness, Pope Francis, in keeping with his predecessors, has likewise been quite clear and emphatic in teaching the dignity of human life in... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic's Cafe Cabaret June 9

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 24, 2023)(CNBNews)--Gloucester Catholic's Performing Arts program will be transforming the school's cafeteria into a 1920s Cabaret on Friday, June 9th. Performances, thematic snacks, and an entertaining night. Read more →

Blessing and Dedication of Saint Joseph's Place

PHILADELPHIA, PA (CNBNews)----Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez blessed and dedicated the 50-unit facility which will provide affordable housing for independent seniors in Delaware County. It is the sixth such facility opened by Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Today at a special ceremony, Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia, blessed and dedicated Saint Joseph Place, a new affordable housing community for independent seniors in Collingdale (Delaware County). Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) along with project development partners, City, Borough, and Government Officials, donors, and community supporters joined the Archbishop... Read more →


(Trenton, New Jersey)(MAY 19, 2023)(CNBNEWS)- – After 11 years of stewardship for the 1867 Sanctuary in Ewing Township, New Jersey, Preservation New Jersey (“PNJ”) has ended its lease and returned the site back to the Presbytery of the Coastlands. PNJ and the Presbytery entered a lease agreement on May 1, 2012, which granted PNJ full responsibility for the landmark, including the necessary repair, rehabilitation, and reuse of the building. The 1867 Sanctuary, formerly used by the First Presbyterian Church of Ewing congregation, was once slated for demolition. The partnership between both organizations was made to ensure a successful outcome. Through... Read more →

Pope Francis names Most Reverend Timothy C. Senior\the 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg

Today, Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia, is pleased to share that Pope Francis has named Most Reverend Timothy C. Senior, currently an Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, as the 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg. Founded in 1868, the Diocese of Harrisburg is home to over 200,000 Catholics from 15 counties in central Pennsylvania. Biographical Information on Most Reverend Timothy C. Senior, Bishop-designate of Harrisburg Bishop Timothy Senior was ordained an Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia in July, 2009. He is currently Regional Bishop of Montgomery County and Philadelphia-South as well as Chancellor of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Soros Is Guilty As Charged

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on attempts to bail out George Soros: image below George Soros has been one of the most prominent philanthropists serving the radical left-wing agenda for decades. Everyone knows it, yet there is a coordinated effort of late to bail him out, saying his critics are “anti-Semites,” looking for a “boogeyman.” His allies are particularly miffed about reports that Soros is funding criminal-friendly district attorneys across the nation. Here’s a recent sampling of efforts to brand Soros’ critics as anti-Semitic. In the last 19 days, the following news stories were written with that objective in... Read more →

HE HAS RISEN! Happy Easter to All (video)

We would like to wish all a Happy, Holy Easter! ~Bill and Connie Cleary/CNBNews image courtesy of ALAMY Cassandra Star Armstrong and her big sister Callahan sing a beautiful and meaningful Easter version of Leonard Cohen’s classic song “Hallelujah”. Leonard Cohen, a Canadian singer, and songwriter, originally wrote “Hallelujah” and many different musicians and bands have since performed their cover version of it. These Easter lyrics were written by Kelley Mooney, the piano track was arranged by Jeff Buckley of Karaoke Studios, and the recording is by Maverick Judson of MJ Interactive. Be sure to watch Children’s Choir Hallelujah to... Read more →


William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews I first met Father Brian when my mother-in-law Blanche Sarlo was sick with cancer. Brian arrived at St. Mary’s parish in 1977, a year before Blanche died. He visited her at home and during the last few weeks of her life at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. The first thing I liked about the man was his warm demeanor. He was charming and affable. He was especially easy to talk to. This particular day as we were driving home after seeing Blanche, I happened to say out of the clear, “Fr. Brian, the good Nuns... Read more →

Rev. Brian O'Neill, SJ Parish Pastor and Priest for Decades; Retired in 2010

Rev. Brian Edward O'Neill passed peacefully surrounded by loving family on March 31, 2023 at the age of 82. He was born on July 9, 1940 in Philadelphia and prepared for the Priesthood at Resurrection College in Ontario, Canada and Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall University. Fr. O'Neill was ordained for the Diocese of Camden on May 18, 1968, by the Most Rev. George H. Guilfoyle at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. He served as Parochial Vicar for St. Maria Goretti, Runnemede (1968-1971); Sacred Heart, Camden (1971-1976); St Andrew the Apostle, Gibbsboro (1976-1977); St Mary's,... Read more →

Msgr. Harry Jordan, Former Pastor of St. Mary Parish, and School Principal Dies

The Catholic Star Herald Staff Reports - Msgr. Harry J. Jordan, a retired pastor and dedicated principal in Catholic schools across the Diocese, died on March 25 at age 90. Born Nov. 25, 1932, in Philadelphia, Msgr. Jordan attended Lafayette College in Easton, Pa.; Villanova University, Villanova, Pa.; and Christ the King Seminary, N.Y., before being ordained a priest May 27, 1961, by Bishop Celestine J. Damiano. In addition to his many assignments as parochial vicar throughout the Diocese, he served as administrator of Saint Mary Church in Rosenhayn and pastor of Saint Isidore the Farmer, Vineland, and later of... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Nashville Shooting Likely a Hate Crime

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Nashville mass shooter: The Nashville mass shooting, which resulted in the killing of three children and three adults, needs to be investigated as a hate crime against Christians. Police Chief John Drake told NBC News that “There’s some belief that there was some resentment for having to go to that school.” The shooter, Audrey Hale, is a female who misidentified herself as a male. Her resentment against The Covenant School, a Christian school, is important given that Christianity teaches we are either male or female. In all likelihood, this is the source... Read more →

Service for People Addicted to Drugs, Alcohol Sunday, March 26 at St. Mary's Church

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 22, 2023)(CNBNews)--A prayer service for people addicted to drugs and alcohol will be held on Sunday, March 26 at St. Mary's Church, 426 Monmouth Street, from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The organizer of the event, who wishes to remain anonymous, was asked why it was being held. " "Since the beginning of the year it seems we have been losing more people to drugs, alcohol, and mental illnesses than ever before. Many of them I knew. Not just from My Father's House, but, from the entire community in the South Jersey region," she said. "There... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Seal Of Confession Under Fire

March 8, 2023 Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses the priest-penitent privilege under scrutiny in Vermont: The Catholic League is used to doing battle with lawmakers who want to violate the seal of confession. Their intentions vary, but in each case the proximate cause of such legislation is the sexual abuse of minors. CNBNews graphic file In the last few years we succeeded in beating back attempts to vitiate the priest-penitent privilege in Utah and North Dakota. Now Vermont is considering such a law. The sponsor of the Vermont legislation is State Sen. Dick Sears Jr. Unlike many other lawmakers,... Read more →

Funeral Services Held for Sister Marie Victoria Bartkowski, served in Glassboro,

Sister Marie Victoria Bartkowski (formerly Sister Mary Florentine), a Felician Sister for 61 years and a former pastoral minister in Glassboro, died Feb. 22 at the Immaculate Conception Convent in Lodi. She was 80. Born in Wilmington, Del., in 1943, she entered the postulancy of the Felician Sisters in Lodi in 1961. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from Felician College, Lodi, and a master’s degree in secondary education from Connecticut State University. In her six decades of religious commitment, Sister Marie Victoria served in educational and pastoral ministries throughout the Dioceses of Camden, Metuchen, Wilmington,... Read more →


And, The Real Reason You Drink 4 Cups of Wine Wine Suggestions for Vegetarian, Vegan & Traditional Seders (Bayonne, NJ, MARCH 6, 2023) – Every spring, Jews around the world celebrate Passover. The highlight of the holiday is the Seder—a festive meal when the story of the Jewish exodus from Egypt is recalled and celebrated across the generations. Wine, considered the drink of royalty, plays a central role in the Seder ritual, as we are commanded to drink four cups throughout the evening. This year Passover is celebrated April 5- 13, 2023. Whether you are having traditional Seder fare, or... Read more →

A Shout-Out to Staten Island St. Pat's Day Parade

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor On Sunday, March 5, Staten Island will hold its traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade. As always, everyone is welcome to celebrate the contributions of St. Patrick. Those who seek to hijack the parade by drawing attention to their own agenda are not welcome. Larry Cummings is the head of the Richmond County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. He made the right decision not to allow homosexuals to crash the parade. Gays are welcome to march, but, like everyone else, they are expected to blend in and not turn the parade into a celebration of their... Read more →

Tonight St. Mary's Parish Shamrock Festival

Shamrock Celebration FRIDAY, March 3, 2023 - 6:00 PM, Tickets: $30 MSGR. Edward B Lucitt Parish Hall (Gloucester Catholic Gymnasium) 333 Ridgeway Street Gloucester City...Honoring Monsignor William Hodge **Entertainment Featuring: The Susan and Gerard Band, with Susan Gillespie, the “Sweetheart of Mayo” with a special performance by the Jordan Hunt School of Irish Dance **Ticket price includes a delicious traditional Irish dinner, as well as dessert selection and beer and wine! Spirits are cash bar. **The event will also feature an “Irish Auction” with gift baskets, 50/50, and door prizes. Tickets: Purchase tickets online NOW or in person beginning January... Read more →

Dr. Vincent T. McDermott Jr., age 90, Longtime Physician and Friend to Many; Longtime Volunteer, Life of the Party

On Feb. 25, 2023; Age: 90; Devoted husband for 60 years of Margaret “Peggy” (nee Taylor); cherished father of Merri (Kevin) Griese, PJ McDermott, Vincent (Haidee) McDermott III, Maura McDermott, Marlene McDermott and the late Katey McDermott; adoring grandfather of Meredith (Chris) Lauber, Kevin (Courtney) Griese, Jr., Connor Glennon, Katey Griese, Marina Glennon, Nick Griese, Maggie McDermott, Hunter Vincent McDermott, and Taylor McDermott. Great-grandfather of Max and Teddy Vincent Lauber; dear brother of Mimi Keeley, Morrie Keeler and Kathleen Strott. Uncle Vincent to nieces and nephews too many to count. Dr. McDermott graduated from St. Joseph’s University, continued on to... Read more →

Archdiocese of Newark to Honor Wakefern CEO Joseph Colalillo; UFCW Local 360 President Sam Ferraino, Jr. 

at the 30th Annual Business & Labor Reception Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will honor two outstanding leaders at the 30th Annual Business & Labor Recognition Reception at The Grove in Cedar Grove on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Sam Ferraino, Jr., (center) and Joseph S. Colalillo (right) will be honored at the 30th Annual Business & Labor Recognition Reception at The Grove in Cedar Grove on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Ferraino served on the Woodbury City Council and the Woodbury School Board and is a member of the board of trustees of the United Way of New... Read more →

Grace Temple Baptist Church Host “Many Ships, Same Boat: An Afro-Diasporic Dialog,”

Black History Month Panel Examines Facets of the African Diaspora February 20, 2023 (LAWNSIDE, N.J.) — Grace Temple Baptist Church will host “Many Ships, Same Boat: An Afro-Diasporic Dialog,” on Saturday, February 25 at 2 p.m. at the church, 15 East Charleston Ave. The program is free and open to the public. Rev. Dr. Charles L. McNeil, senior pastor, will moderate the discussion bridging Africa and the Americas with sixth panelists. They are: Dr. Doreen Loury, retired Pan-African studies professor, Arcadia University The Rev. Timothy Merrill, founder Watu Moja, Camden The Rev. Dr. Ernest Bebang, Cameroonian pastor Prophetess Audrey Maison,... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Tell DirecTV You Believe in Free Speech

DirecTV Still Stiffing Newsmax Bill Donohue President Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights On January 25, the same day that Newsmax announced that it had been unjustly sacked by the AT&T-owned DirecTV, I called on Catholics to rally to its side. Specifically, I asked them to cancel their subscription to DirecTV and acquire a new carrier. Subsequently, I was followed by a host of prominent Americans who registered their criticism of DirecTV, many of whom called for a boycott. Politicians, corporate leaders, TV personalities, sports figures, actors, lawyers, religious leaders—a Who’s Who of American public figures—lambasted DirecTV, calling... Read more →

Camden Diocese's Bishop Dennis Sullivan At State Meeting

New Jersey’s Catholic Bishops gather Bishop Dennis Sullivan, pictured next to Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archdiocese of Newark, left, joined the Catholic bishops and archbishops of New Jersey for the quarterly Board of Bishops meeting on Feb. 7 at the Saint John Neumann Pastoral Center in Piscataway. In addition to Bishop Sullivan and Cardinal Tobin, New Jersey’s bishops are Bishop James F. Checchio, Diocese of Metuchen; Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., Diocese of Trenton; Bishop Kevin J. Sweeney, Diocese of Paterson; and Bishop Kurt Burnette, Eparchy of Passaic. (Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Metuchen) Read more →


Dear Friends in Christ, With a heavy heart, I have seen deep pain and suffering within Saint Hubert’s community over the past few days. I share in your shock and deep disappointment that students from your school would not only engage in racist behavior but also share it broadly on social media. As I’ve said many times, racism is a mortal sin and an attack on the integrity of God’s most precious gift, that of human life. Racism is a vile evil. It has no place in our hearts, our lives, our Church, or our schools. Those responsible will face... Read more →

GCHS Students and Parishioners from Around South Jersey Attend DC March for Life

By Peter G. Sánchez, Staff Writer The Catholic Star Herald January 20, 2023 Marching along Constitution Avenue, Sofia Yucis couldn’t help but feel overwhelming joy. “It was amazing to see people come together from all over [the nation],” said Yucis, a junior from Gloucester Catholic High School, Gloucester City, who took part Jan. 20 in the March for Life in Washington, D.C. “There’s still a sense of hope in this world.” Yucis and her fellow Gloucester Catholic students made the trip to Washington with other faithful from the church communities of Mary, Mother of Mercy, Glassboro; Mater Ecclesiae Mission, Berlin;... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Free Abortion Pills For Some In NYC

By Bill Donohue | Catholic League President New York City Mayor Eric Adams is basking in pride now that some pregnant women can terminate their pregnancy for free. “For too long, health and health care has [sic] been centered around men. If men had periods…they would get a paid vacation. And if men could get pregnant, we wouldn’t see Congress trying to pass laws restricting abortion.” image courses of Minnesota Citizens Concern for Life How does Mayor Adams know that men can’t have periods? Many of those who share his politics don’t agree. In 2020, Tampax flatly said, “Not all... Read more →

3000 Plus from Philadelphia Archdiocese Headed to DC for March for Life

The Annual March for Life is a national event promoting respect and dignity for all human life from conception to natural death. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions. At the time, they legalized abortion nationwide. A delegation of approximately 3,000 individuals from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will take part in the Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Friday, January 20, 2023 to promote respect for all human life from conception to natural death. The Philadelphia delegation includes strong representation from Saint Charles Borromeo... Read more →

CNB News Guest Opinion: Dems Vote Down 2 Pro-Life Initiatives

Bill Donahue | CNBNews Guest Columnist The passion that Democrats have for abortion rights can never be exaggerated—it even extends to declaring war on abortion alternatives. On January 11, all but two congressional Democrats voted against a bill that would mandate medical care for infants born alive following a botched abortion (one voted with the Republicans and one voted present). Nine month old baby fully formed source priestforlife The Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act says that an infant born alive following an abortion is a “legal person for all purposes under the laws of the United States,” and as such must... Read more →

Donna Danella Thomson, formerly of Gloucester City, GCHS Alum, Practical Nurse, SS Peter/Paul Parishioner

Donna Danella Thomson, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. She was 79. Donna was raised in Gloucester City, NJ, and was a proud graduate of St. Mary’s Grammar School and Gloucester Catholic High School (Class of 1962). Following high school, she attended Mount Saint Mary's College in Newburgh, NY. She was a devout Catholic and loved her faith. While at Mount Saint Mary's, Donna studied as a novitiate as Sister Mary John Vincent. Before her final vows to become a nun, God called her to other ministries. Several years later, Donna married... Read more →

CNBNews GUEST OPINION: Reparations For LeBron Is A Slam Dunk

Bill Donohue | Catholic League President Max Fennell says white people owe him money. Why? Because he is black and blacks were enslaved a long time ago by white people. Has that hurt him? Apparently not. He is an affluent 35-year-old businessman, entrepreneur, and former professional triathlete. But he wants the money. He also wants land. Fennell testified last week before a California reparations task force. He said every black person in the state should get $350,000. He wants additional funding for businessmen like himself: black-owned businesses should receive grants of $250,000 and 15-20 acres of land. Here is what... Read more →

Saturday, Coaches v. Cancer Basketball Challenge

SAINT ANASTASIA SCHOOL IN NEWTOWN SQUARE TO PARTNER WITH SAINT PIUS X SCHOOL IN BROOMALL FOR COACHES VS. CANCER BASKETBALL CHALLENGE The Tournament is a part of the Coaches vs. Cancer School and Youth Initiative; proceeds directly benefit the American Cancer Society. Saint Anastasia School in Newtown Square (Delaware County) will partner with Saint Pius X School in Broomall (Delaware County) for a Coaches vs. Cancer Basketball Challenge. The games will feature the Junior Varsity and Varsity girls and boys programs from both schools. 1:45 p.m. (JV Girls) 3:00 p.m. (Varsity Girls) 4:15p.m. (JV Boys) 5:30 p.m. (Varsity Boys) Saturday,... Read more →

Annual Blessing of the Crèche, Wednesday, Dec. 14

PHILADELPHIA, PA--Reverend Dennis Gill, Director of the Archdiocesan Office for Divine Worship and Rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, will preside over the 26th annual Blessing of the Crèche located at 18th and Race Streets in Philadelphia. Wednesday, December 14, 2022 3:00 p.m. 18th & Race Streets (Adjacent to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul) Philadelphia, PA 19103 Each year, the event is organized by the Christmas Crèche Committee and sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Knights of Columbus. In addition to the blessing, students from Saint Francis Xavier Parish Elementary... Read more →

CNBNews Guest Opinion: Disney Documentary Coming Soon

Catholic League president Bill Donohue has a big announcement: Early in the new year, the Catholic League will release a documentary on Disney that will expose the organization for what it has become. We are releasing the trailer today; it is available on our website. Here’s why we decided to do the movie. When I was in the 7th grade, I was asked by one of my nun teachers who was the person I most admired. I said Walt Disney. When asked why, I simply said it is because he makes so many people happy. That was then. Over the... Read more →

CNB Guest Opinion: Parents Give Disney A Wake-Up Call

November 29, 2022 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Disney’s latest box office failure: The most common word used by reviewers of Disney’s new film, “Strange World,” was “bombs.” Disney expected to bring in $30 to $40 million over Thanksgiving weekend but netted only $18.6 million. That’s pretty bad considering it cost $180 million to make the flick. It is expected to cost Disney $100 million when the final numbers are posted. The Wrap called it “one of Disney’s biggest failures ever,” saying it was the “biggest animated bomb in 20 years.” What happened? Those who live inside the... Read more →

Gcity NEWS:

15 Apartments Coming To South Burlington Street

William E. Cleary Sr. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 27, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester City Planning/Zoning Board, at its September 21 meeting, approved a resolution authorizing the owner of the former Gloucester Catholic High School Boys Building, Monmouth and Burlington Street, to be converted into apartments. The proposed apartment building is located on the west side of Broadway in a heavily residential area with very little parking. Presently there are approximately 4,300 properties in the City; of that number, 3,000 are apartments, and 1400 are homes. EXCLUSIVE The applicant is operating under the name of One South Burlington Street LLC. The Registered Agent... Read more →

Guest Opinion: The New York Times Lambaste Bernie McGuirk

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a New YorkTimes obituary on Bernie McGuirk: WABC legend Bernie McGuirk, who, along with Sid Rosenberg, commanded the number-one rated morning radio talk show in the New York area, “Bernie and Sid in the Morning,” died on October 5. On October 19, the New York Times ran an obituary on him by Ed Shanahan that read more like a tract than an honest summary of his professional life. [Full disclosure: I knew and liked Bernie for many years.] McGuirk made a name for himself by working with Imus, the iconic radio talk-show host,... Read more →

Joshua Carlton Doster, son of Rev. James and Robin Doster

Joshua Carlton Doster, born to James and Robin Doster on February 7th, 1978, in Jacksonville, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on October 14th, 2022, at the age of 44. Josh is survived by Wendy, his wife of 20 years, and their four children, Emma, Iris, Alliana, and Nate. He is also survived by his parents, James and Robin Doster, sister Estella and family, along with many other family members who love him dearly. The Rev. Jim Doster was the former pastor of the Liberty Baptist Church, Gloucester City, NJ. Josh was a caring and generous husband, amazing... Read more →

GOOD NEWS: GCHS Announces The Ed and MaryJo Poole Scholars Program II

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 16, 2022)--Dr. Edward Poole, Class of 1963, and his wife MaryJo are genuinely grateful to give back to the current generation of Ram students! On September 29, Poole visited the school and met with the current four students who are recipients of his scholarships provided through the Ed and MaryJo Poole Scholars Program. He shared his time attending the school and the journey that led him to this point in his life. And he made it clear that his journey through Gloucester Catholic helped set a positive life path for himself and his family. The doctor... Read more →

St. Mary Parish in Gloucester City Has A New Pastor

Photo by Dave Hernandez GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 16, 2022)--During the Vigil Mass on Sept. 24, Bishop Dennis Sullivan installed Father George Seiter (back row, far left) as pastor of Saint Mary Parish, Gloucester City. In addition to signing the profession of faith and oath of fidelity, Father Seiter formally greeted the parish staff during Mass. Afterward, he visited with congregants and posed for photos with clergy, altar servers, and parishioners. published here with permission of The Catholic Star Herald RELATED: Monsignor William Hodge Reflects on His 50 Years as a Priest Read more →