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Local Pastor Charged with Coercing Minor Female

Authorities ask any additional potential victims to contact FBI tip line CINCINNATI (Gloucestercitynews.net)– The pastor of a Sharonville church has been charged federally with coercing a minor female in a criminal complaint that details interactions with two alleged victims. Cesar Agusto Guerrero, Jr., 41, of Liberty Township, was charged federally on August 9. The criminal complaint was unsealed today following... Read more →


Pope Honors 40 Individuals for Dedication and Service to the Church

PHILADELPHIA PA (Gloucestercitynews.net)--The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is proud to announce that Pope Francis has bestowed Papal Honors upon 40 individuals for their dedication and exceptional service to the Church. One person has been named Knight Commander in the Order of Saint Gregory the Great; nine people have been named Dame/Knight in the Order of Saint Gregory the Great; ten have... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Religious Rights For Fed Contractors May Spike

August 15, 2019 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on enhanced religious liberty protections for federal contractors: The Trump administration has released a proposal that would strengthen the religious rights of federal contractors. Current law exempts religious non-profit organizations from federal laws on discrimination. The proposed rule would expand the religious exemption to any company where the owners claim that... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: PA Grand Jury Report One Year Later

August 13, 2019 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Pennsylvania grand jury report on the Catholic Church that was released a year ago: On August 14, 2018 Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro released a grand jury report on six of the eight Catholic dioceses in the state. News reports said he found evidence of 301 priests who abused... Read more →


EVERY WOMAN: UNIQUE AND UNREPEATABLE

ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT’S WEEKLY COLUMN: [PHILADELPHIA, PA]--Scientists say that diamonds need more than 350 tons of pressure per square inch and heat levels above 2200 degrees Fahrenheit to form within the earth. And since we know that God’s own inner order and life imprint themselves on all of creation, this simple scientific fact has something to teach us about spiritual reality.... Read more →


Guest Opinion: WISCONSIN BILL ASSAULTS CONFESSIONAL SEAL

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a bill about to be introduced in the Wisconsin legislature: A bill to bust the seal of the confessional will soon be introduced by three Democratic lawmakers from Wisconsin: Sen. Lena Taylor, Rep. Chris Taylor and Rep. Melissa Sargent. The clergy in Wisconsin are already mandated reporters of sexual abuse; this bill would... Read more →


ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT’S WEEKLY COLUMN:

GILROY, EL PASO, DAYTON – AND COLUMBINE

Exactly 20 years ago, in U.S. Senate testimony just weeks after the Columbine High School massacre, I offered these thoughts: The real problem [of Columbine-like violence in our culture] is in here, in us . . . In the last four decades we've created a culture that markets violence in dozens of different ways, seven days a week. It's part... Read more →


SAINT FRANCIS VILLA TO HOST SENIOR CITIZEN HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR

PHILADELPHIA PA (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Saint Francis Villa, an affordable housing development for seniors in the East Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, operated by Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) will host a health and wellness fair for all senior residents. Wednesday, August 7, 2019 10:00 a.m. Saint Francis Villa 2450 Emerald Street Philadelphia, PA 19125 Approximately 25 senior... Read more →


ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT’S WEEKLY COLUMN: THE DEATH PENALTY, AGAIN

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput Archdiocese of Philadelphia More than half of surveyed Americans now support the death penalty for murder and similar crimes. This is a modest increase from an all-time low recorded in 2016. But numbers alone don’t determine the moral content of actions by individuals or governments. Right and wrong exist whether popular opinion approves or not. In... Read more →


High School Senior Showcase 2019- Saint Joseph

July 30, 2019 Seventh in an eight-part series celebrating recent graduates from Catholic high schools across South Jersey. Today: Saint Joseph, Hammonton Previous: Camden Catholic; Gloucester Catholic; Holy Spirit; Our Lady of Mercy Academy; Paul VI; Saint Augustine Marcos DelValle High School Activities: Baseball, Attending school sporting events, and Extracurricular activities Plans for the Fall: Villanova University, Villanova, PA What... Read more →


High School Senior Showcase 2019- Gloucester Catholic

By Peter G. Sánchez - Second in an eight-part series celebrating recent graduates from Catholic high schools across South Jersey. Today: Gloucester Catholic, Gloucester City Previous: Camden Catholic Caitlin Lozuke High School Activities: Lacrosse, Field Hockey, National Honor Society Plans for the Fall: LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA Advice for incoming freshmen: Don’t wish the years away…be motivated to be your... Read more →


Aida "Ida" DiBiase of Mount Ephraim

Mount Ephraim, NJ - Aida (Ida) DiBiase age 86, of Mt. Ephraim, NJ passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 20, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She enjoyed spending quality time with her beloved family and during her spare time she enjoyed dancing. Aida will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. She is preceded in death... Read more →


School enthusiasts work on communicating their message

By Mary Beth Peabody COLLINGSWOOD, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)-Joe Regina teaches middle school English at Good Shepherd Regional Catholic School in Collingswood. This summer, he’s added the role of enrollment specialist to his plate. It’s an unusual combination, but Regina believes it’s the perfect fit. He is excited about promoting the Catholic education he delivers in his classroom. “Today’s parents are looking... Read more →


More Catholic Worship Sites in Philadelphia are Closing

Holy Trinity Church (South Philadelphia), will no longer serve as a worship site of Old Saint Mary Parish, and will close as a Roman Catholic church. Our Lady of Ransom Church (Northeast Philadelphia), will no longer serve as a worship site of image courtesy of johnpavlovitz.com Resurrection of Our Lord Parish and will close as a Roman Catholic church. Saint... Read more →


The 144th Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

By Peter G. Sánchez Photo by Peter G. Sánchez On July 15, the eve of the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, faithful say a rosary before the Blessed Mother in thanks and petition on carnival grounds. HAMMONTON — The longest-running Italian festival in the United States concluded earlier this week, in gratitude and praise to Our Lady of... Read more →


Talking Catholic- Johnny Gaudreau

July 19, 2019 In his five-plus years as a left winger for the NHL’s Calgary Flames, Johnny Gaudreau, a product of Gloucester Catholic High School, has established himself as one of the league’s stars. This week, Mike, Pete, and guest co-host John Kalitz (digital media manager for the Diocese of Camden & NHL expert), and Gloucester Catholic’s Cara Buckland sit... Read more →


A Multi-Apostolic Jesuit Community for Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Jesuit mission in the city of Philadelphia extends to multiple apostolic works—Saint Joseph’s University, St. Joseph’s Prep, the Gesu School (which just celebrated its 25th anniversary), and Old St. Joseph’s Church, the oldest Catholic parish in Philadelphia. To support Jesuit engagement in these apostolates for the future, we are building a new, multi-apostolic Jesuit community for Philadelphia. ______________________________________________... Read more →


THE CATHOLIC LEAGUE: America Magazine Defends Communism

July 24, 2019 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an article posted on the front page of the website of America magazine, a Jesuit publication: "Communist ideology is very similar to Christianity." That is what Vladimir Putin said last year in defense of Soviet communism. Agreeing with Putin is a contributor to America, the influential Jesuit magazine, Dean Dettloff.... Read more →


MASS OF THANKSGIVING FOR LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will preside over a Mass of Thanksgiving to mark the sesquicentennial of care and service to the poor in Philadelphia by the Little Sisters of the Poor. Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:30 a.m. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 Following the conclusion of Mass,... Read more →


Ground broken for new parish center in Marmora

By admin (MARMORA, NJ (July 2019)--(Gloucestercitynews.net)--On July 14, Bishop Dennis Sullivan celebrated Mass and participated in the official groundbreaking for the new parish/community center at Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Marmora. With seven years of planning, the project was undertaken by parish leadership to respond to the current and future needs of parishioners. The parish center will include an all-purpose... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: TEXAS DEFENDS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

Catholic league president Bill Donohue comments on a new law in Texas: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has struck a blow for religious freedom, signing into law the “Save Chick-fil-A” bill. That this law was even necessary demonstrates the level of contempt among radical activists for religious tolerance and freedom of speech . The bill was a response to the intolerance... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: PELOSI’S SELECTIVE CATHOLICISM

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a tweet from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi: Nancy Pelosi loves to flaunt her Catholicism when it can be used to advance her political or ideological agenda. So it was when she used last Sunday’s Gospel reading, about the Good Samaritan, to chide President Trump on his immigration policy. “It should be... Read more →


9TH ANNUAL OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME PICNIC

PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 16, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Catholic Social Services’ Out-Of-School Time Programs (OST), a ministry of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will celebrate the summer with a day of fun at its 9th annual Out-Of-School Time picnic. Nearly 550 children and youth from OST programs located throughout the City of Philadelphia will attend. Friday, July 19, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Neshaminy... Read more →


Pro-Lifers Conduct Acts of Civil Disobedience at Morristown Abortion Facility

in Defense of Babies in the Womb and their Families MORRISTOWN, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 13, 2019)-- This morning, pro-lifers entered Garden State Gynecology, an abortion facility in Morristown, NJ, to talk to women scheduled for abortions, and by refusing to leave the facilities when told to do so by law enforcement, offered an act of non-violent defense of children in the... Read more →


Guest Opinion: California Confessional Bill Withdrawn

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the final outcome of the California confessional bill: The seal of confession is safe in California. The bill to bust it has been pulled. Yesterday, on the eve of a scheduled hearing on SB 360, California State Sen. Jerry Hill withdrew his bill; it would have broken the seal of the confessional in... Read more →