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New Pastor Appointments & Priest Assignments

Bishop Dennis Sullivan announces three pastor appointments. Each is for a six-year term effective July 15. — Father Rene L. Canales, parochial vicar, Our Lady of Hope, Blackwood is named pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Lindenwold. Father Canales, 45, has been in ministry to Hispanic Catholics in Blackwood and the surrounding area since 2015. He also has been heavily involved with the Charismatic Renewal for many years. Born in El Salvador, he came to the United States illegally when he was 16 years old.... Read more →

Guest Opinion: NYC and Chicago Mayors Must Go

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how much the mayors of New York City and Chicago have in common: THE WORST! New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot share a similar record on their handling of violence, public health and religious liberty. Both are a disgrace. Over the 4th of July weekend, 19 persons died of COVID-19 in New York City. During that same period, 64 people were shot and 10 were killed. In Chicago,... Read more →

United Methodist Communities Certified as a Great Place to Work®

NEPTUNE, N.J., July 6, 2020 — Great Place to Work Institute has certified United Methodist Communities (UMC), a New Jersey-based senior living provider, as a Great Place to Work®. To determine the Best Workplaces in Aging Services, Great Place to Work analyzed anonymous survey feedback representing 223,183 employees working in Senior Housing & Care and At-Home Care in the Aging Services industry in the United States. To be considered, companies had to meet the Great Place to Work-Certified standard. To ensure survey results truly represent... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Abortion Poll, Bad News for Biden

Bill Donahue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a Gallup poll on abortion that does not bode well for Joe Biden: A new Gallup survey on abortion reveals that this is an issue that should worry Joe Biden. It found that 24% of Americans say that the candidate they will vote for must share their position on abortion. Significantly, this was true of 30% of those who are pro-life, but only 19% of those who are pro-abortion. Trump is pro-life and... Read more →

Are Organized Anarchists Behind The Protests?

See Video below William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The 1960s book The Naked Communist, written by W. Cleon Skousen was a best seller in 1963, selling more than 1.5 million copies, according to goodreads.com. The book found its way into the libraries of the CIA, the FBI, the White House, and homes all across Gloucestercitynews.net files America and overseas in Spanish and excerpted in other languages. When the book was released the United States and the Soviet Union were in the midst of The... Read more →

Catholic Priest in Indiana Suspended for Comparing Antifa and Black Lives Matter to Taliban

By James Crump , The Independent•July 2, 2020 CARMEL, INDIANA--The suspension of Father Theodore Rothrock was announced Wednesday by the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana, which represents 24 Indiana counties. Rothrock was the pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Carmel. In a June 28 bulletin to his parish, Rothrock compared antifa and Black Lives Matter organizers to the Taliban in “the obliteration of our history.” “The brutal murder of a black man in police custody has sparked a landslide of reaction to the alleged systemic racism... Read more →

Monsignor Michael Doyle, Longtime Pastor of Sacred Heart to retire July 15

admin Camden City, NJ (July 2, 2020)--Bishop Dennis Sullivan announces that Msgr. Michael J. Doyle, the longtime pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Camden, will retire on July 15. Msgr. Doyle, 85, has been pastor of Sacred Heart since 1974, a time when he was known for his opposition to the Vietnam War. During his time at Sacred Heart he founded the housing non-profit Heart of Camden; hosted a visit by Saint Teresa of Kolkata; and built support for his South Camden parish among Catholics... Read more →

Congressman Norcross Cheers Supreme Court's Recent Ruling on Abortion

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today released the following statement: “Today, the Supreme Court rightfully overturned a Louisiana law restricting abortion access, blocking a repulsive attempt by Republicans to suppress women’s rights and their access to health care. This is a victory for women and a victory for our nation, as our highest court has ruled to protect access to critical reproductive services, in spite of this Administration’s attempts to restrict access. “American health care providers should be left to focus on... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Two of the Worst Political Leaders in NY History Get Creamed in Court

DE BLASIO AND CUOMO EXCEEDED THEIR AUTHORITY Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a judicial decision just handed down that is of utmost importance to people of faith: Protesters can take to the streets, some violently, and that is okay by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo—the mob does not have to abide by social distancing rules—but religious New Yorkers cannot congregate in their houses of worship lest they imperil the public health. de Blasio and Cuomo... Read more →

Mother Teresa Catholic School Movie Night

KING OF PRUSSIA PA--The Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School community in King of Prussia (Montgomery County) are celebrating the end of the school year by hosting a park & view family movie night fundraiser in the school parking lot. Friday, June 26, 2020 7:30 p.m. (Entry Opens) Movie to Begin at Dusk Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School 405 Allendale Road King of Prussia, PA 19406 (Montgomery County) Saturday, June 27, 2020 7:30 p.m. (Entry Opens) Movie to Begin at Dusk Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School... Read more →

*Catholic Youth/Young Adult News & Events

By Carmela Malerba - The Knights of Columbus St. Jude Council #6551 (St. Andrew the Apostle, Gibbsboro, NJ) Mignogna Family Memorial Scholarship winners will be notified in June. Rutgers-Camden, Catholic Campus Ministry invites all attending Rutgers in Camden, to join Sr. Dorothy and other students for lunch in the cafeteria in the Campus Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the free period. We would love to meet you and include you in the activities of the Catholic Campus Ministry Club. For information contact Sister Dorothy,... Read more →

*Diocese of Camden Married/Engaged Events

By Carmela Malerba - St. Andrew the Apostle Church Pre-Cana program, to aid in the preparation of couples for the Sacrament of Marriage, led by the Pre-Cana Team, Rev. Victorino Coronado, Deacon Craig and Judy Bickel and other faith-filled married couples from the parish. Many topics and discussions will take place on subjects such as communication, listening, family, conflict resolution skills, intimacy, finance, couple prayer, spirituality, conscience formation and more; includes Vigil Mass. Dates TBD. Cost, $150 per couple. For more information call Chris Bello,... Read more →

South Jersey Catholic Schools 8th Grade Graduation

By Mary Beth Peabody A graduate walks the red carpet during the ceremony at Saint Rose of Lima School, Haddon Heights. - Parades, balloons, lawn signs, gift bags and other surprises went a long way to bring joy to graduating eighth graders in South Jersey Catholic Schools. Due to social distancing guidelines in place at the time of graduation, the schools planned virtual graduation and awards ceremonies, with a live event for diploma distribution. In some places, like Saint Rose of Lima School in Haddon... Read more →

Illinois Catholic Charities Ask High Court to Support Faith-Based Foster Parenting

Thomas More Society Files Brief in United States Supreme Court Religious Rights Case (June 17, 2020 – Washington, DC) A Philadelphia law that purports to prevent discrimination actually harms children through religious discrimination, according to an amici curiae (friends of the court) brief filed with the United States Supreme Court by the Thomas More Soci ety. Representing Catholic Charities from two Illinois dioceses of the Roman Catholic Church, the brief, filed June 3, 2020, in Sharonell Fulton, et al. v. City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, et.... Read more →

Guest Opinion; Blue And Red States Vary On COVID-19 Policies

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor June 15, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how Republican and Democrat states differ in their coronavirus response: Last month, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke for many Blue state Democrats when he cautioned about reopening the economy too quickly, noting that to do so would jeopardize the public health. He was emphatic, insisting that "every life is priceless. Period." Pro-life Americans weren't buying it. Cuomo is so radical in his defense of abortion—for any reason and at... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Media Spin Catholic Response To Protests

June 12, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how some media outlets are spinning the Catholic response to the protests: Public trust in the media is abysmal, but not without reason. To cite the latest example of unprofessional journalism, consider how some media outlets, led by the Associated Press (AP) characterized the Catholic response to the recent protests. The story was picked up by many newspapers and broadcast news outlets. Nicole Winfield and Elana Schor of AP wrote a piece titled, "Pope Sends... Read more →

Sister Rosaline Walters, Principal and Pastoral Associate in the Camden Diocese Succumbs

Sister Rosaline Walters, 81, who served as a principal and pastoral minister at schools and parishes in the Diocese of Camden, died peacefully on May 27 at the Franciscan Villa. Sister was born in Syracuse, New York, the only child of Edwin and Rosemond Walters. In 1957 she entered the Sisters of Saint Francis. In her 62 years of religious life she earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Medaille College and a master’s degree in administration from Saint Bonaventure University. She served in the... Read more →

Father Paul Hao Trinh, Served at Various Post in the Camden Diocese

Escaped from Vietnam Father Paul Hao Trinh, a priest of the Diocese of Camden for almost 30 years, died June 1 at the age of 83. Since 2007, he had been on sick leave. In his active ministry, he served as parochial vicar at Saint Joseph Pro-Cathedral, Camden, 1990-93; and Saint Joseph, Swedesboro, 1993-2000. From 2000 until the end of his active ministry, he was chaplain at Virtua Hospital in Voorhees. Born in Vietnam on Dec. 3, 1936, Father Trinh, who held a doctorate in... Read more →

*Archdiocese of Philly “MANNA SUNDAY” FOOD DRIVE

PHILADELPHIA, PA--Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s (NDS) Community Food Program is hosting its annual “Manna Sunday” Food Drive to benefit those experiencing hunger. To enable broad participation, this year’s drive will take place primarily online through a dedicated link at You Give Goods. The food drive, named after the edible substance which God provided for the Israelites in the desert, aims to stock the shelves of NDS’ network of over 30 food cupboards located throughout the five-county metropolitan area. Through this broad... Read more →

Fr. Carmen A. Carlone, former Parish Pastor in Vineland, Williamstown, Berlin, Hammonton

Father Carmen A. Carlone, former pastor at Catholic communities in Vineland, Williamstown, Berlin, and Hammonton, died May 29 at the age of 77. In 2010, Father Carlone retired after 41 years as an active priest in the Diocese of Camden. Born in Penns Grove on May 14, 1943, he studied at the Pontifical North American College in Rome before being ordained there on Dec. 19, 1969 by Cardinal James A. Hickey of Washington. His first assignment was as parochial vicar at Saint Ann, Wildwood from... Read more →

K of C Council #674 Continues to Help St. Marys Parish, Gloucester City

By Neal Cullen The Catholic Star Herald (Gloucester City, NJ)(June 11, 2020)--Our Pastor, Monsignor William Hodge reported that the parish collection had fallen off due to the cancellation of all Masses in our diocese during the pandemic. As a council, we knew we needed to do something. Several ideas were considered. We decided to hold what we call a “Curbside Collection.” Each Sunday, we have between four and six Brother Knights take up the weekly collection in front of the church. Everyone is wearing a... Read more →

Guest Opinion: White Liberals Need To Pony Up

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor June 8, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how white liberals are responding to the protests: It is fascinating to see how white liberals are responding to the protests and the quest for racial equality. They are long on sermons but short on remedies, though that doesn’t mean they have nothing to say. They do. It's just that their ideas are either tired or amount to nothing more than grandstanding. Their intellectual universe is small, as well as... Read more →

Archbishop of Rome Writes President Trump on the Forces at Work in the US Riots

source Anglican Link The former papal nuncio to the US writes to President Trump on the spiritual Archbishop Carlo Vigano forces at work in the US riots. They are not spontaneous protests he argues, but part of a deeper plan to subvert Western Christian civilization. “[T]he attack to which you were subjected after your visit to the National Shrine of Saint John Paul II is part of the orchestrated media narrative which seeks not to fight racism and bring social order, but to aggravate dispositions;... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA PA (June 5, 2020)--Today at a news conference, Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez addressed the resumption of the public celebration of the Holy Mass throughout the five-county Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He did so within the context of the need for healing in the wake of societal tensions following the tragic and unnecessary death of George Floyd. During the news conference, Archbishop Pérez strongly encouraged all clergy, religious, and lay faithful throughout the region to respond to the recent events of unrest in our City and... Read more →

9 Elementary Schools and I High School Closing in the Archdiocese of Newark

, 2020 NEWARK, NJ --(June 7, 2020)--Ten Catholic schools - nine elementary and one high school around northern New Jersey - will close at the end of the academic year, the Archdiocese of Newark has announced. NJ.com reports that the 10 schools will continue online learning through the end of the year, in line with Gov. Phil Murphy’s order aimed at curbing the coronavirus pandemic in the state, The schools closing: Academy of St. Therese of Lisieux in Cresskill, St. Anne School in Fair Lawn,... Read more →

Churches Targeted by Thugs Across US

GUEST OPINION Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Bigotry Flares Amidst Protest June 3, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a rash of anti-Christian assaults: We have the coronavirus pandemic going on at the same time as rioting in the streets of urban America. Though churches had absolutely nothing to do with the killing of George Floyd, they have been targeted by thugs. Anti-Catholic remarks have also aired on TV. St. John Episcopal Church, across the street from the White House, was set on... Read more →

Mary K. Savidge (nee Conboy) of Gloucester City, formerly of National Park

Mary K. Savidge (nee Conboy), age 73, of Gloucester City; formerly of National Park, peacefully went home to the Lord on June 2, 2020. Mary is survived by her husband of 54 years, William C. Savidge. Gentle and loving mother of William J. (Michele), Marybeth Panek (David), Brian M. (Patricia), Melissa Carvelli (John) and Michael J. (Adrienne). Most loving Mom-Mom of Dominique (Ryan), Gabrielle, Cole, Madison, Tessa, Kendall, Teagan, and Olivia and great grandmother of Landon. Dear sister of Sally Conboy, Nancy Lorup, Jack Conboy,... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Changing Face of Protestors

Bill Donohue |CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how protests have changed in America: A protest is a declaration of disapproval. That is what Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. participated in for many years. The worst of what is happening today is not a form of protest—it is an expression of nihilism. In his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," King made it clear that "In no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law, as would the rabid segregationist. That would... Read more →

Governor Wolfe Shortchanges Catholic Schools; Did He Misappropriate $47 Million?

May 29, 2020 by Bill Donahue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how Catholic schools are being fleeced in Pennsylvania: Gloucestercitynews.net files In response to COVID-19, Congress unanimously passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help states financially. Pennsylvania asked the federal government for $523.8 million in emergency funds to help schools, both public and private. Washington responded by granting $471 million. Washington authorized $66 million to be spent on private and religious schools, but Pennsylvania Gov.... Read more →

Pompton Plains, NJ Man Pleads Guilty to Threat to Bomb Religious Institution

NEWARK, N.J. – A Morris County, New Jersey, man today admitted maliciously calling in a bomb threat to a religious institution, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. James Triano, 38, of Pompton Plains, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to an indictment charging him with maliciously conveying false information about an explosive. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: On March 21, 2017, Triano called a religious institution in Livingston, New Jersey. He told a... Read more →

Patrick J. Gaffney, of Lancaster, Pastor of The Lord's Home Church in Audubon

Suddenly, On May 24, 2020. Age 69. Of Lancaster, PA. Formerly of Barrington, NJ Loving husband of 34 years to Amanda Gaffney (nee Espenlaub). Devoted father of Michele, Amanda, Patricia, Thomas, Christy, Robyn, Robert and Jennyfer Hope. Beloved grandfather and great-grandfather. Dear Brother of Joseph and Kathleen. Patrick J. Gaffney Patrick was born and raised in Camden City. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden. Patrick was inspired to help men and women and was called to be a Christian Pastor. In 2006,... Read more →

Three Elementary Schools and Two High Schools in the Camden Diocese Closing

The Good Shepherd Regional Elementary School, Collingswood one of five schools to be closed At the end of the current school term on June 30, 2020. The three elementary schools and two high schools are: — Good Shepherd Regional Elementary School in Collingswood — Saint Joseph Regional Elementary School in Hammonton — Cape Trinity Catholic School in Wildwood
 — Saint Joseph High School in Hammonton — Wildwood Catholic High School in Wildwood “The decision to close the schools is difficult,” the diocese said in announcing... Read more →

Archdiocese on the Resumption of Mass Sometime in June

PHILADELPHIA, PA --The Archdiocese of Philadelphia released the following statement on Saturday pertaining to the anticipated resumption of Mass. In mid-March, the celebration of public Mass was suspended in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the obligation for the faithful to attend Mass was dispensed. Those decisions were not made lightly and were always intended to be temporary measures. They were made out of necessity for the common good and in recognition of the fact that all of us share a responsibility for the preservation of... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Speaker Pelosi and Democrats Declare War on Catholic Schools

May 18, 2020 Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest attack on Catholic schools: Gloucestercitynews.net files Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who boasts of her Catholic schooling, is now seeking to cripple Catholic schools. She has money in her bill, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, for illegal aliens and sanctuary cities, but wants to rescind funding for Catholic schools that were granted money by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The United... Read more →

Knights of Columbus Donates $50,000 to People in Philadelphia Area in Need of Food

PHILADELPHIA, PA (May 18, 2020)--Individuals and families across the Philadelphia region who are in need of healthy and nutritious sustenance in the face of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are receiving a boost thanks to a $50,000 donation from The Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic fraternal organization, facilitated through Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS). The donated funds will benefit five pantries supported by NDS’ Community Food Program and will be used to purchase food for those in critical need of... Read more →