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Rev Dawn Fortune: I Am Back, See You Sunday

Updated on January 6, 2021 Gentle People, I am sure that you are as disturbed and upset as I am at the events of this afternoon and evening (January 6, 2021) at the US Capitol. Not in living memory have we seen the security of that building of the two chambers... Read more →


The Catholic League's 2020 Year in Review

Bill Donohue When I became president and CEO of the Catholic League in 1993, the lion’s share of anti-Catholic bigotry stemmed from the entertainment industry and the media. Fast forward to today and we find that the primary source of anti-Catholicism is government. In other words, we are regressing. It is... Read more →


Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Christmas Eve/Day Mass Schedule

Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul in Philadelphia (file photo) PHILADELPHIA PA--Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Vigil Mass on Thursday, December 24, 2020 and the Christmas Day Noon Solemn Mass on Friday, December 25, 2020. Cathedral Basilica... Read more →


Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses at Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Vigil Mass on Thursday, December 24, 2020 and the Christmas Day Noon Solemn Mass on Friday, December 25, 2020. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia,... Read more →


Morris County’s Christ Church To Host Virtual Live Christmas Music Experience

Instead of In-Person Services ROCKAWAY, NJ (December 14, 2020) – Christ Church, one of the largest churches in the New York metropolitan area with more than 9,500 members, has announced that it will host Christmas services online only, as a live musical celebration of the holiday. Titled Home for Christmas, the... Read more →


Bill Casey Jr., of Millsboro, DE, Alliance Printing Owner, Member of K of C, Elks & Tailgate Village

William J Casey Jr. MILLSBORO, DELAWARE (CNBNewsnet)--William J Casey Jr, age 78 of Millsboro DE, passed away peacefully in his home on December 3, 2020, after a long illness. William was born in Camden City, NJ, and raised in Cramer Hill, NJ. After graduating from Camden Catholic High School in 1961,... Read more →


Cardinal O'Hara High School Students Sending Over 300 Gifts to Children in Need

PHILADELPHIA PA--Students from Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield (Delaware County) have collected almost 300 items for at risk and in need children and youth served by Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) throughout the five-county Philadelphia metropolitan region. Members of the senior class from the Operation Santa... Read more →


GUEST OPINION:

Media Infatuated With Biden's Fait

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on media reaction to Joe Biden’s faith: CNN ran a piece December 13 noting that Joe Biden goes to church, prays, and carries a rosary. Right after the election, America, the Jesuit media outlet, commented that Biden prays and carries... Read more →


ARCHDIOCESE ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE LIMITED TIME MITIGATION

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania issued an order for Limited Time Mitigation on Thursday, December 10, 2020. The order from Governor Wolf and Secretary of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine, includes this stated exception: “Churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and other places of congregate worship are specifically excluded from the limitations set forth above... Read more →


Catholic League Life-Size Nativity Scene in Central Park

by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Catholic League’s nativity scene on public property: Today, the Catholic League erected a life-size nativity scene in Central Park, on a piece of public property in front of the Plaza Hotel, between 58th and 59th Street on... Read more →


CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE RECOGNIZES 24 DEDICATED PARTNERS

PHILADELPHIA PA--Each year, Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) honors dedicated staff and administrators who are celebrating significant service milestones for the contributions they have made to the Church’s works of charity. This year, CSS is pleased to recognize 24 “Partners in Mission” from programs throughout the five-county... Read more →


Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Prayer for Peace

The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul will present its annual Christmas Concert, Prayer for Peace, on Sunday, December 13th at 2:00 p.m. Due to current COVID-19 guidelines regarding in-person gatherings, the concert will be held virtually. All are invited to join in the Cathedral Basilica Schola and instrumentalists for... Read more →


40 full scholarships were awarded to eighth grade students across the Philadelphia Archdiocese,

...a $1.3 million commitment from the Connelly Foundation to these students over the next four years PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 7, 2020) – Last week, the Connelly Foundation announced virtually its 2021 Neumann Scholars, awarding 40 academically talented eighth grade students from 30 regional parochial schools with four-year, full scholarships to attend any... Read more →


Archbishop Nelson J. Perez Pastoral Message

ON THE OCCASION OF THE SEASON OF ADVENT This year, perhaps more than ever, we need Christmas and its promise of hope for a suffering humanity in the person of Jesus Christ. To fully understand and be ready to accept that profound gift on Christmas day, we must prepare our minds... Read more →


Donohue: Catholics Need To Be Wary of Neera Tanden

By Bill Donohue Joe Biden has nominated Neera Tanden to direct the Office of Management and Budget in his administration. It is a bad choice. There are several reasons why Catholics cannot trust her. Tanden heads the Center for American Progress (CAP), a left-wing think tank funded by Big Tech and... Read more →


Archdiocese to Hold Virtual Career Fair for Educators

INTERESTED IN TEACHING PRE-K3 THROUGH 8TH GRADE Registration required by Friday, December 4th The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education will host a virtual career fair for educators interested in teaching Pre-K3 through 8th grade during the current academic year in subject areas including: Religion, Math, Science, Social Studies, STEM,... Read more →


Christians/Jewish Clerics Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court Over NJ's Violation of Religious Rights

“It is high time that all governors, especially Philip Murphy, be compelled to honor the guarantees of the United States Constitution,” said Thomas More Society Special Counsel Christopher Ferrara. Attorneys from the Thomas More Society have filed an Emergency Application for an Injunction Pending Appellate Review from the United States Supreme... Read more →


Saint Borromeo Seminary Christmas Concert to be Livestream

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary and its seminarians, rector, and music director will present its 33rd Annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 6th starting at 2:00 p.m. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions the concert will be streamed live in place of an audience-based performance. Following the initial streaming broadcast, the recorded... Read more →


Linda Hill Appointed Vice President of Philanthropy at United Methodist Communities 

NEPTUNE, N.J., December 1, 2020 — United Methodist Communities (UMC), a New Jersey based senior living and care organization, is pleased to announce the hiring of Linda Hill as vice president of philanthropy, effective immediately. Ms. Hill has over 15 years of philanthropy leadership experience, predominantly in the healthcare sector. She... Read more →


U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Cuomo's Lockdown of Religious Gatherings

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square New York City, USA. St. Patrick’s Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Church, located on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (robertcicchetti/Getty Images) New York Gov. Cuomo was blocking Christians and Jews from worshiping in their churches and synagogues across the state of NY. The U.S. Supreme... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Biden's Friends & Allies Threaten Religious Liberty

by Bill Donohue | The Catholic League Left-wing advocacy organizations are wasting no time pressing Joe Biden to do away with the religious liberty protections afforded by the Trump administration. As we have previously detailed, no president has done more to secure religious liberty than Donald Trump. The three most prominent... Read more →


Archdiocese of Philly Holiday Food Drive

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Nov. 18, 2020)--Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS) is hosting its annual Holiday Food Drive to help stock the shelves of over 50 food cupboards located throughout the five-county metropolitan area and to benefit those who do not have access to nutritious sustenance. Due to COVID-19,... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Biden's Position on Abortion Is Troubling to Bishops

Biden wants to lock in the right of a woman to abort her child at any moment of pregnancy, for any reason whatsoever, thus blunting any future court challenges... November 18, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the U.S. bishops and their relationship with Joe Biden: Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files... Read more →


Samaritan Hosts Virtual Tree of Life Ceremony

Mount Laurel, N.J. – The community is invited to celebrate a special annual tradition in a new, innovative way this holiday season. This year, Samaritan is taking its annual Tree of Life ceremony virtual, so that any individual may remember loved ones as we enter the holiday season from the comfort... Read more →


Philadelphia Catholic Schools Will Comply with Health Department Directive

PHILADELPHIA PA (Nov. 17, 2020)--The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) announced Monday the new COVID-19 related restrictions some of which impact schools located in the City of Philadelphia. Based on these guidelines all high schools in the City of Philadelphia have been directed to shift to a fully virtual instructional... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Governor Andrew Cuomo's Animus Against Religion Laid Bare

by Bill Donohue | The Catholic League Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a lawsuit filed by the Diocese of Brooklyn: Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, who heads the Diocese of Brooklyn, has a lawsuit before the U.S. Supreme Court that could prove to be historic. The Dictator Governor Andrew Cuomo All... Read more →


Marie Rose Fitzpatrick, of Gloucester City; Cooper Hospital Nurse, Longtime Parishioner of St. Marys

Marie Rose Fitzpatrick Gloucester City - On November 10, 2020. Age 83. Surrounded by her loving family, Marie went home to Our Lord. Born in West Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late James and Emily (Robinson) Cooper. Loving mother of Karen Fitzpatrick (Sharon), Mary Elliott (Joe), Anne Harter... Read more →


Philadelphia Archdiocesan Schools to Shutdown Per Order of Montgomery County Bd. of Health

PHILADELPHIA PA (NOVEMBER 13, 2020)--At a special meeting held earlier today, the Montgomery County Office of Public Health voted to mandate that all schools (K-12) located in Montgomery County shift to a fully virtual instructional model for a period of two weeks beginning Monday, November 23, 2020. As a result of... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: The “Self-Identity” Craze Plaguing our Culture

Bill Donohue comments on the “self-identity” craze plaguing our culture: To prove his own existence, Descartes famously said, “I think, therefore I am.” To prove their own identity, we now have people saying, “I identify as X, therefore I am X.” In my lifetime, never have I seen more intellectual dishonesty... Read more →


United Methodist Communities, Pitman Named on U.S. News Best Nursing Homes 

Ratings assure the public of quality, staffing and compliance PITMAN, N.J., November 9, 2020 — How do you select the best long-term care providers for chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Parkinson's disease, frailty, or others? U.S. News and World Report rated over 15,000 nursing... Read more →


SAINTS PHILIP & JAMES SCHOOL PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM VOTED BEST PRE-SCHOOL IN CHESTER COUNTY 

BY THE DAILY LOCAL NEWS READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS Saints Philip and James Parish School (SSPJ) in Exton (Chester County) was voted Best Pre-School in Chester County by the Daily Local News Readers’ Choice awards program. Each year the Daily Local News asks readers to vote on the best businesses and services... Read more →


Satanic Temple Files Motion to Disqualify Amy Coney Barrett from Ruling on TST’s Abortion Case

The Satanic Temple Questions Barrett’s Capacity to Impartially Rule on the TST Religious Belief That Abortion is Not Murder SALEM, MA (Nov. 3, 2020)-- The Satanic Temple (TST) has filed a motion asking the Supreme Court to disqualify Justice Amy Coney Barrett from ruling on TST’s lawsuit challenging Missouri’s abortion laws... Read more →


Susan Kay Boyle, of Pennsville, formerly of Brooklawn, Administrative Assistant, GHS Alum

On October 30, 2020. Age 65. Of Pennsville. Formerly of Brooklawn. Predeceased by her parents, Emmanuel John Kozanas and Catherine Martha Tice Kozanas. Beloved mother of Melissa Boyle. Loving companion of Paul Wood for over 20 years. Dear sister of the late Barbara Doran. Also survived by her nephew Kevin Doran... Read more →


ARCHBISHOP PÉREZ WILL VISIT SAINT HUBERT CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

AND CELEBRATE MASS IN HONOR OF SAINT HUBERT’S FEAST DAY Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will visit Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls(SHHS) in the Tacony section of Philadelphia and celebrate Mass in honor of the school’s patron saints’ feast day. Father Carl Pieber, C.M., Board Chair of SHHSand the Sub-Director... Read more →


Hainesport Youth Pastor Charged with Online Sexual Exploitation of Youngsters

BURLINGTON CITY, NJ (October 30, 2020)--The youth pastor and music leader of a Hainesport church has been charged with coaxing underage boys on social media to send him nude pictures and videos, then using that material to blackmail his victims into performing sexual acts on themselves for his enjoyment. Sean Higgins,... Read more →


Guest Opinion: What Should Happen to Jeffrey Tobin

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Jeffrey Toobin’s fate: CNN and the New Yorker need to let Jeffrey Toobin go. They should not have perverts on their payroll. Jeffrey Tobin Both of these media outlets have been highly critical of sexual offenses committed by priests—this... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Catholic Schools in Pennsylvania Face Uncertainty in the Pandemic era

By Colleen Hroncich/ The Center Square When Apryl and James Dolgas enrolled their sons, Brady and Alec, in Catholic schools, they anticipated financial hardship. Though tuition at Johnstown’s Divine Mercy Academy and Bishop McCort High School is less than half what their local school district spends per pupil, it was still... 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... Read more →


Knights of Columbus Council #7429 Annual Miniature Golf Tournament

Berlin, NJ – On Saturday, September 19, 2020 Archangel sponsored the 17th annual Miniature Golf Tournament at the beautiful (outdoors and socially distant) Pleasant Valley Miniature Golf Course on Route 73 in Voorhees, NJ. Over 55 total attendees that day enjoyed a great day of food, prizes, silent auction items and... Read more →


Bishop Dennis Sullivan: The Right to Life Should Be Our Concern

Recently, on the occasion of my 49th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood, one of my brother priests gifted me a lovely framed card on which are found these words: LIFE IS NO LESS BEAUTIFUL WHEN IT IS ACCOMPANIED BY ILLNESS OR WEAKNESS, HUNGER OR POVERTY, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISEASES, LONELINESS... Read more →


St. Mary Family Caregiver Center

PHILADELPHIA, PA--Senior citizens and caregivers in Bucks County and the surrounding area who are in need of aging-in-place resources and services are receiving a boost thanks to a partnership between Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) and St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne. The newly launched... Read more →


Rev. Msgr. Joseph William Pokusa, Jr., Served at Numerous Parishes in SJ

Rev. Msgr. Joseph William Pokusa, Jr., died on October 9, 2020. He was 76. Msgr. Pokusa was born on June 18, 1944 in Newark, NJ. He prepared for the Priesthood at Mount Saint Paul Seminary in Wisconsin, obtained a Bachelor's Degree from Marquette University, and a Master's and Doctorate of Canon... Read more →


Rocco Gigante, Jr., of Runnemede, Member of Holy Child Church, Korean War Air Force Vet

Rocco Gigante, Jr., on October 7, 2020, of Runnemede, formerly of South Philadelphia. Age 91. Beloved husband of the late Anna Marie (nee Petito). Devoted father of Roxanne Mohnacs (Joe), Esther Marie Gigante-Harvey (Thad) and Andrea DiGiovanni (Paul). Loving grandpop of Joseph Rocco and Marisa. Dear brother in law of Marie... Read more →


Philadelphia Archdiocese Says Father William E. Dean Found Unsuitable for Ministry

Reverend William E. Dean has been found unsuitable for ministry based on a substantiated allegation that he sexually abused a minor in the late 1970s. Contextual Background Regarding Reverend William E. Dean Reverend William E. Dean has served in a limited ministerial capacity for several years as a result of disability.... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Dictator Cuomo Closes Churches, Synagogues and Schools

by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor October 6, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's latest edict: Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in New York are witnessing a spike in coronavirus infections, and the response by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is to shut down all churches,... Read more →


NEW STUDY: Biden administration would impact Pennsylvania, other battleground states

By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Pennsylvania would experience “a marked difference” if Democrat candidate Joe Biden entered the Oval Office and enacted his policy agenda, according to a just-released study. The James Madison Institute, a Florida-based free market think tank, has taken the wraps off... Read more →


The Catholic Foundation and Archdiocese of Phila. Join Forces in #iGiveCatholic

PHILADELPHIA PA--The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia (CFGP) is partnering with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to participate in #iGiveCatholic for the first time. #iGiveCatholic is celebrated annually on #GivingTuesday, which follows Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. #iGiveCatholic is a Giving Day that kicks off the charitable season and brings the... Read more →


How The Presidential Candidates Differ on Catholic Teachings

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on efforts by the Trump and Biden campaigns to court the Catholic vote: The Catholic vote is the religious swing vote and both the Trump and Biden camps know it. This explains their outreach via Catholics for Trump and Catholics... Read more →


Bishop Dennis Sullivan Explains Why Camden Diocese Filed for Chapter 11

The Diocese of Camden has filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 to protect its assets. Below, Bishop Dennis Sullivan, head of the Diocese explains why. This year has seen historic difficulties in South Jersey, in our country and across the world due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to which... Read more →