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GUEST OPINION: Assessing Biden's First Year

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue assesses President Biden's first year: January 20 marks President Biden's first year in office. We leave it to others to assess his record on the economy, COVID, our southern border, foreign policy and other issues. On the policies that matter most to us—the life issues and religious liberty—he has failed. We have links to three reports: President Biden's first day in office; his reversal of President Trump's religious liberty policies; and the extent to which his policies departed from Catholic teachings. President Trump issued one executive order on his first... Read more →


NJ Takes Abortion One Step Further; Pre-born Child Doesn't Have Any Rights in the Garden State

source LiveActions...(CNBNews see video below) +++++ N.J. bill codifying abortion access signed into law By EmmaLee Italia - TRENTON, NJ-(January 13, 2022)--The Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act – the legislative push to enshrine and expand abortion rights in New Jersey – was signed into law Jan. 13 by Gov. Phil Murphy. The law, which passed in the State Legislature Jan. 10 by wide margins, codifies the New Jersey Supreme Court’s 1982 decision to affirm the right to abortion. “This law departs from the fundamental Catholic teaching that all life is sacred from conception to natural death,” the state’s Catholic Bishops... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: It is Now Chic to Hate Whitey

January 7, 2022 Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest cultural fashion: It has been chic for some time to say things about white people that if said about blacks would be branded racist. Now it is in vogue like never before. The irony is that the racist comments are being said by those who consider themselves to be anti-racist. They are not—they are every bit as racist as George Wallace was. To top things off, many round out their bigotry by making anti-Christian and sexist remarks. In short, they have a special... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: The Attack on White People

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Justifying Racism January 5, 2022 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the growing trend of racism against white people: A long-standing liberal tenet—that we should condemn all forms of prejudice and discrimination equally—came under attack in the 1960s when President Lyndon Johnson decided that equal opportunity was outdated: he said the new goal should be equal outcomes. Ironically, this new thinking, which has since become a staple of liberal thought, was announced at the very moment when equal opportunity was finally emerging, thanks to the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Affirmative action, and the quotas... Read more →


Guest Opinion: de Blasio And Those Who Elected Him Ruined New York City

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on outgoing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s last day in office is New Years Eve. What he has done to the world’s greatest city is incalculable: he has been an unmitigated disaster. He is often compared to Mayor David Dinkins, but the comparison is unfair. While Dinkins did great damage, which was undone by Rudy Giuliani, he was merely incompetent. De Blasio’s war on New York City was deliberate, a clear example of what happens when a Marxist takes over. New... Read more →


CNB Archives: Video Urges Public To Say Merry Christmas

Originally published on December 15, 2015 Bill Donohue would like to share something special: "The video, 'Say Merry Christmas,' is produced by the Say Merry Christmas network; it is a joy to watch. Anyone who supports the Catholic League will realize why it is so dear to us. The presentation is flawless. I would like to thank Catholic League members Rita and Denis Larrivee for bringing this to my attention. Please pass it around." http://www.catholicleague.org Say Merry Christmas - Vocal Carrie Rinderer and the American Christian Life United choir... Read more →


Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Christmas Eve, Christmas Day Mass Times

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul at Christmas 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 Friday, December 24, 2021 and the Christmas Day Solemn Mass at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 25, 2021. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 The Holy Day of Christmas is a most special occasion for Catholics in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as we celebrate the Birth of our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. The current liturgical guidelines issued by... Read more →


Letter to Lorne Michaels: Saturday Night Live Skit on Holy Family is Obscene

Lorne Michaels and Bill Donahue League president Bill Donohue issued the following open letter today to Lorne Michaels, executive producer of Saturday Night Live. December 13, 2021 Dear Mr. Michaels: On March 24, 1997, I wrote to you at the same address about an anti-Catholic skit on SNL; it was the third attack in the previous three months. The March 15th edition was particularly vile—it included a mockery of the Eucharist. Now, 25 years later, I am writing to you again, this time about a vulgar assault on the Holy Family that aired on December 11. Last Saturday's show, which... Read more →


Mercy House to Give 1,000 Toys to Needy

Archdiocese of Newark’s Newark, N.J. – The Mercy House, a resource and referral center operated by the Archdiocese of Newark’s Respect Life Office, will distribute approximately 1,000 new and unwrapped toys to families in need during its annual Christmas Toy Giveaway on Friday, December 17, at 11 a.m. Parents who stop by The Mercy House’s location in Newark’s Clinton Hill section (620 Clinton Ave.) will receive one toy per child, along with a small gift such as crayons. The gifts are intended for boys and girls aged 17 and under. Families are encouraged not to bring children to the event... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Navity Scene Erected in Central Park

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 5th Avenue. We received a permit from the New York City Parks Department, as we have for decades. There are no Santa Clauses, reindeers, Jack Frosts, or any other secular symbols surrounding our religious display. We don’t need to have them. Why? Because Central Park is a public forum, a... Read more →


Regarding Supreme Court's Decision on Heartbeat Law

Texas Heartbeat Law Still in Effect Saving Over One Hundred Children Every Day Lila Rose celebrates thousands of lives saved by the law and calls on the Court to fully reverse Roe. Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court released an opinion that did not strike down the life-saving Heartbeat Law that protects preborn children from abortion once a detectable heartbeat can be found. Lila Rose, Founder & President of Live Action released the following statement: CNBNews graphic files “For the past 101 days, all children in Texas with a detectable heartbeat have been legally protected from the life-ending violence... Read more →


Brooklawn Methodist Traveling Nativity Dec. 18

BROOKLAWN, NJ--Brooklawn United Methodist Church will present both the Traveling Nativity on Saturday, December 18th and the Living Nativity on Sunday evening, December 19th. The traveling Nativity will make its way throughout the Borough from 1 to 4 pm. The Living Nativity at Brooklawn United Methodist Church will be from 6 to 8 pm. This marks the 44th year for the Living Nativity and the 15th year for the Traveling Nativity. Thank you to Pastor Dan Amey and the Congregation of Brooklawn United Methodist Church for continuing this annual tradition for our community. Read more →


Sr. Brigid Mary Tynan, Daughter of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Bellmawr

Sr. Brigid Mary Tynan, Daughter of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, died peacefully at St. Francis de Sales Convent, Bellmawr on December 2, 2021, surrounded by her loving community. Born in County Tipperary, Ireland, Sr. Brigid Mary was the second child of the late James and Mary Tynan and was predeceased by her brother William and her sisters Margaret and Mary. Survived by her sister Nancy Murphy (Donal), as well as several nephews and nieces, great-nephews and nieces, many cousins, and the Sisters of her beloved community. Sr. Brigid taught school in England for ten years and in the... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Marilyn Manson's Satanism Comes Home To Roost

December 1, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on allegations against Marilyn Manson: Following allegations of physically and sexually assaulting several women, rock star Marilyn Manson had his home busted into on November 29 by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The alleged crimes took place between 2009 and 2011 in West Hollywood. Gloucestercitynews. net files No reports have surfaced as to whether Manson's home today resembles the one he apparently had when he was allegedly brutalizing these women. At that time some who knew him called his home a "meat locker" or a "black refrigerator," a reference to... Read more →


Joseph P. Quinn, Raised in Brooklawn, GHS Alumnus, Two Street Stomper; Services Dec. 5 & 6

Joseph P. Quinn Joseph P. Quinn, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away suddenly on Monday, November 22, 2021 He was aged 35 years. Legacy Born in Woodbury and raised in Brooklawn; Joey graduated from Gloucester High School in 2004. Joey worked as Business Contact for Hybrix, Inc. in Wilmington which is contracted with FedEx Corporation. Growing up, Joey played Little League Baseball for Brooklawn and aspired to be a pro during those years. He was a Two Street Stomper and loved being a part of the revelry every New Year’s Day. Away from work, Joey enjoyed countless hours of time playing... Read more →


SCOTUS ABORTION CASE TRIGGERS ACTIVISTS

Bill Donohue | The Catholic League Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the upcoming Supreme Court case that will decide whether the Mississippi abortion law is constitutional: On December 1, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the most important abortion case ever brought since Roe v. Wade; indeed, it could overturn Roe. The case involves a Mississippi law that would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. A decision is not expected until June 2022. One thing is for sure: there will be plenty of pro-life and pro-abortion protesters outside the Supreme Court. The way protesters... Read more →


Holiday Cleanup of South Jersey Catholic Cemeteries

By Michael Walsh - The next holiday cleanup for South Jersey Catholic Cemeteries is scheduled to begin the week of December 6 for the removal of Veterans Day and Thanksgiving decorations. However, grave blankets and wreaths laid at Thanksgiving will remain until January. Prior to the cleanup date, we ask families to please remember to remove any items or mementos that they wish to keep. South Jersey Catholic Cemeteries, a ministry of the Diocese of Camden, handles 15 cemetery locations throughout southern New Jersey including: Calvary Cemetery & Mausoleum, Cherry Hill New St. Mary Cemetery & Mausoleum, Bellmawr Gate of... Read more →


Live Action Partners with MS AG for Pro-Life Rally

Thousands to attend event on SCOTUS steps before pivotal abortion case Dobbs v. Jackson Washington, DC -- On Wednesday, December 1, the Supreme Court will hear Dobbs v. Jackson, a pivotal abortion case that could allow states to protect human life, and could potentially overturn Roe v. Wade. During oral arguments, Live Action, one of the nation’s leading human rights nonprofits, will be rallying on the steps of the Supreme Court alongside Mississippi’s Attorney General and other allied groups. Several pro-life leaders are set to speak throughout the five-hour-long event, including Attorney General of Mississippi Lorretta Fitch and Live Action’s... Read more →


THE CATHOLIC STAR HERALD: Friendships solidified during Camden Catholic field hockey season

By Mark Zimmaro - November 18, 2021 As the final seconds ticked down on the 2021 field hockey season, Cecilia Mendez hustled even harder. The ball went out of bounds, and the score was out of reach, but Mendez and the rest of Camden Catholic’s seniors wanted to get the play started back up. Just one more pass. One more shot. One more memory. It didn’t matter that the Irish were about to lose the Non-Public State Championship by a 4-1 score to perennial power Oak Knoll Nov. 13 at Bordentown High School. The players, especially the seniors, just wanted... Read more →


Sister Angela Pia Camillotti, F.M.I.J., Returning to Italy

Sister Angela Pia Camillotti, F.M.I.J., has served in the Diocese of Camden for decades, teaching in schools and leading retreats at Mother Mary Joseph Center of Hospitality, Cherry Hill. (Courtesy photo) By Sister Jerilyn Einstein, F.M.I.J. On April 11, 1968, Sister Angela Pia Camillotti, F.M.I.J., along with Sister Angela D’Alessandro, F.M.I.J., arrived in the United States to begin their mission, specifically in New Jersey, helping to educate the children of the Diocese of Camden, initially the children of Saint Margaret Regional School, Woodbury Heights. After 53 years in the United States, Sister Angela Pia is being reassigned, returning Nov. 29... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Who Really Stands For Free Speech?

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor November 16, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the raging free speech controversies: On November 9th, the New York Times ran two news stories on the same subject, free speech, that had very different perspectives. The articles did not appear in tandem: one appeared in Section A on p. 16; the other was a front-page story in The Arts/Cultural Desk section. The two organizations that were the subject of analysis had nothing in common, save for their alleged fidelity to free speech. One was believable; the other was not. The credible organization is... Read more →


The Catholic Star Herald Talking Catholic: Discover Catholic Schools Week 2021

By Staff Reports - November 15, 202 We may be a little biased, but we think Catholic schools are consistently the best option for most families. They provide excellent academics, dedicated faculty, and a deeper connection to our faith. With those thoughts in mind, we brought in some guests that live these values every day. Joining hosts Marianela Nunez and Mike Walsh today are educators Dr. Janice DeCicco Fipp, principal at St. Joseph Regional School in Somers Point, NJ; Tom Iacovone, Jr., principal at Gloucester Catholic Junior and Senior High School in Gloucester City, NJ; Patricia Naples, middles school science... Read more →


Treatment at St. Jude's Hospital is Not Totally Free

St. Jude Hoards Billions While Many of Its Families Drain Their Savings Gloucestercitynews.net files by David Armstrong and Ryan Gabrielson ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Series: St. Jude’s Unspent Billions Behind the Hospital’s Claims to Donors A series of sharp knocks on his driver’s side window startled Jason Burt awake. It was the middle of the night on a Saturday in 2016. Burt was sleeping in his pickup truck in the parking lot of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in downtown Memphis,... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY HISTORY: WHERE DID THAT BELL COME FROM?

photo credit CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --(November 15, 2021)--We had to stop at the red light at Broadway and Monmouth Street the other day and notice a gigantic bell in front of the municipal building. So where did it come from? A few feet away from the bell there is a plaque that states "The Old First Presbyterian Church Bell once graced the steeple of the First Presbyterian Church at Burlington and Monmouth Streets (across the street from the Gloucester Catholic HS Boys building). The plaque the City erected in front of the bell is barely legible. If you can... Read more →


New Police Chaplains Program in Lower Township

Lower Township, NJ - The Lower Township Police Department recently formalized and improved its previous Police Chaplains Program. The Executive Officer, Captain Kevin Lewis, spearheaded this endeavor. Four new police chaplains were sworn-in during August of 2021 by Mayor Frank Sippel: Pastor Tim West, Pastor Glenn Scheyhing, Pastor Leo Dodd, and Pastor Scott Durbin. On May 3, 2021, the Lower Township Mayor and Council approved/adopted the formal establishment of the Lower Township Police Chaplain Program by Ordinance #2021-09, which went into effect May 23, 2021. The ordinance established the position of Chaplain, in accordance with Title 40A:14-141, as a volunteer... Read more →


Sr. Regina Lafferty, Daughter of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

Sr. Regina Lafferty Sr. Regina Lafferty, Daughter of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, died peacefully at St. Francis de Sales Convent on June 6, 2021, surrounded by her loving community. Born in County Donegal, Ireland, Sr. Regina was one of eight predeceased children born to the late John and Sarah Lafferty. She is survived by several loving nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews both in Ireland and the United States. Sr. Regina ministered for 65 years in the United States. She taught in St. Francis de Sales School in Barrington, NJ, Transfiguration School, Collingwood, NJ, Connelsville, PA,... Read more →


Marge Saunders, age 87, of Gloucester City, St. Mary's Parish Bookkeeper, Saints and Singers Member,

Gloucester City – (nee Pine) On November 1, 2021. Age 87. Loving wife of 60 years to the late Ralph J. Saunders, Jr. Cherished mother of Ralph J. Saunders, III, Maureen A. (Denis) Moran, Raymond Edward Saunders and the late David R. Saunders. Beloved grandmother of Ralph IV, Rachel, Sean (Kristie), David (Bianca), Abby, Emily, Raeann, Joseph and the late Matthew Moran. Loving great-grandmother of Ralph V, Daymion, Harper, Morgan, Sawyer and Olive. Dear Sister-In-Law of MaryAnn Saunders. Predeceased by her 12 siblings. Survived by loving niece Mary Jane (Jay) Goheen and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Marge... Read more →


OPINION : Pope-Biden Meeting Still Unresolved

November 2, 2021 Bill Donahue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue reexamines the meeting last week between the pope and the president: Many Catholics were dismayed, if not furious, with news reports indicating that Pope Francis told President Biden on October 29 that he was "a good Catholic" and "should keep receiving Communion." The Vatican has neither confirmed nor denied this account. As I said when the news broke, we have good reasons to be skeptical of Biden's rendition. After taking another look at this issue, examining the exact words used by Biden—not relying on media interpretations of... Read more →


OH NO JOE, SAY IT ISN'T SO !!!...THE VATICAN TELLS WHITE HOUSE NO LIVE COVERAGE OF BIDEN GREETING THE POPE

Vatican Stiffs Biden Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor October 28, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on tomorrow's meeting between the pope and the president: Yesterday, I issued a statement saying the White House is out to milk the meeting between Pope Francis and President Biden. They need to. Biden is in trouble with the bishops at home—he adamantly rejects core Catholic moral teachings—and his administration was banking on posting pictures of the two men grinning and shaking hands. But now the Vatican has thrown a monkey wrench into this opportunistic gambit. The media have been mostly barred from... Read more →


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: What Will Really Matter in the End

++++++ By Michael Josephson Ready or not some day it will come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All the things you collected whether treasured or forgotten will pass to someone else. Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. It will not matter what you owned or what your were owed. Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear. So too, your hopes, ambitions, plans and to do lists will expire. The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away. It won’t matter where you... Read more →


Pro-Life Org Launches National Multi-Million Dollar Anti-Abortion Campaign

Ahead of SCOTUS Case That Could Challenge Roe V. Wade Live Action's #2363campaign sheds light on the tragedy of abortion in America as the leading cause of death for children. Washington, D.C. – Every day in America, an average of 2,363 children are lost to the violence of abortion. Live Action, one of the nation’s leading human rights nonprofits, with the largest and most engaged following in the global pro-life movement, launches 2363, a multi-million dollar national human rights campaign to raise awareness that abortion is the leading cause of death for children and to bring this national tragedy to... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: When Will This Silliness Stop? President Thomas Jefferson Statue Removed NYC Hall

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on another victim of the cancel culture: On October 18, New York City officials voted unanimously to remove a 7-foot-tall statue of Thomas Jefferson from the chambers of the New York City Council in City Hall. Perversely, the person most responsible for declaring Jefferson a racist is himself a racist, New York State Assemblyman Charles Barron. What should they do with the Jefferson statue? "I think it should be put in storage or destroyed or whatever," he said. Barron started his activist career as a member of the Black... Read more →


Camden Diocese Student Athletes for September

By Mark Zimmaro - October 7, 2021 The Catholic Star Herald highlights the Diocese’s student athletes who stood out during the month of September. Sadie Arasim Paul VI High School, Haddonfield Volleyball It seems Sadie Arasim plans on making her final season on the Paul VI High School girls volleyball team her very best. The senior outside hitter has already surpassed her career high in kills with 112 in the month of September and has 265 in an Eagles’ uniform during her four years. Arasim, the lone senior on the team, has also contributed 48 digs and 20 aces, pricing... Read more →


The tragedy of abortion in America, it is the Leading Cause of Death for Children

New York legislators cheered and applauded Tuesday night after the state Senate removed restrictions on late-term abortions, allowing unborn babies to be aborted up until the day of birth. The Reproductive Health Act passed with a 38-28 vote and was signed into law by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). "Today we are taking a giant step forward in the hard-fought battle to ensure a woman's right to make her own decisions about her own personal health, including the ability to access an abortion," Gov. Cuomo said. republished from the January 23, 2019 CBN News ++++ Leading Pro-Life Org’s National... Read more →


The Cenacle at The Padre Pio Prayer Center in Philadelphia will be Dedicated Monday

Most Reverend John J. McIntyre, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, will bless and dedicate a new outreach ministry, The Cenacle at The Padre Pio Prayer Center, a joint initiative of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) and the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia. The center, located in the Frankford neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia, will focus on ministering to pregnant women, new parents, families and extended families as they build their skills as the first teachers in the life of a child. Monday, October 18, 2021 11:00 a.m. The Cenacle at The Padre Pio Prayer Center Saint Joachim Church... Read more →


DOLCE SUONO TRIO TO PERFORM AT BUNKER HILL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, SEWELL

Popular Chamber Music Presenter Has Returned to In-Person Performances with Livestream Option Sewell, NJ (October 11, 2021) – Following a well-received season premiere, Music at Bunker Hill announces its next concert, scheduled for November 7: Dolce Suono Trio, featuring Mimi Stillman, flute; Gabriel Cabezas, cello; and Charles Abramovic, piano. Described by the Huffington Post as “one of the most dynamic groups in the U.S.,” Dolce Suono features three graduates of Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music. Mimi Stillman, flute, was considered a child prodigy and became the youngest wind player ever to attend Curtis. She is the founder and artistic director... Read more →


Rev. Francis J. Gramigna, Pastor at St. Joseph's, (Sea Isle), Assumption (Wildwood Crest), St. Francis (Barrington)

Egg Harbor Township – On May 22, 2020. Age 83. Loving son of the late Joseph and Jane Gramigna. Devoted brother of Kathleen “Cass” (late Edward) Garrity and Charles (late Claire) Gramigna, and Sister-in-law Mary Gramigna. Predeceased by Mary (Louis) Lippa, Joan (Thomas) Campbell, Rose (Patrick) McShane, Joseph (Patricia) Gramigna, Edward Gramigna, Sr. Dear uncle of 48 nieces and nephews, and too many great-nieces and great-nephews to count. Father Frank was born in Oaklyn and was a graduate of Camden Catholic High School in 1955 where he was Captain of the football team. Father attended St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Madness In The Schools ...What Is Happening In The Classroom

Catholic League president Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor The new school year is off to a wild start. Perversion, anti-Americanism, and racism are being taught in some schools, and it's happening at all levels, from K-graduate school. Those pushing this sick agenda are imbued with hate: their animus is clearly directed at Western civilization, the very home to liberty and equality they have targeted for assault. In one Minnesota school district, a sex education class asks heterosexual students to engage in role playing, pretending they are homosexual; they are also asked to consider whether they should have sex with each... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Abortion-By-Hanger Deemed Safe 

September 30, 2021 Bill Donahue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the 2021 Women's March on Washington which will be held on Oct. 2nd. [Note: This news release contains graphic language.] According to the organizers of this year's Women's March on Washington, there is nothing dangerous, scary or harmful about a pregnant woman inserting a wire hanger into her vagina to kill her child. That's why those who show up with a hanger, or hanger imagery, will get booted, even if their purpose is to protest abortion-law restrictions. A pregnancy at 39 weeks or at full... Read more →


Archdiocesan HS Students Named Semifinalist in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship ProgramNAMED SEMIFINALISTS IN THE 

PHILADELPHIA PA --Seven students representing six Archdiocesan high schools throughout the five-county region recently learned that they were named Semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit® Scholarship Program. These exceptional students are among approximately 16,000 to earn this distinction in the 67th annual National Merit® Scholarship Program. They have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million that will be offered in spring 2022. To become a Finalist, the Semifinalists along with their high school, must submit a scholarship application detailing the individual student academic records, participation in school and community activities,... Read more →


Guyel H. Hovern, on September 26, 2021, of Runnemede. Age 59.

Guyel H. Hovern, on September 26, 2021, of Runnemede. Age 59. Beloved father of Matthew (Kate), Zachary, and Jaime. Devoted Poppy Guy to Eden. Loving brother of Karen Davis (Jerry), Lester Hovern Jr. (Melissa), Douglas Hovern (Patricia), and the late Tim Hovern (Carolyn). Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; his best friend Joe Holshue; and his K-9 companion, Corona. Guyel loved the Dallas Cowboys. He was a very social person who loved spending time with everyone - he was the life of the party. Guyel worked as an electrician, a DJ, and as a bartender at local... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Biden's Pro-Abortion Bill Is Off-The-Charts

(May 5, 2016)-Two moms of premature babies made a huge impact for life on Facebook, according to LifeNews.com The moms, Ashley Brooke Costanzo and Whitney Sanders, posted similar messages online in April to raise awareness about late-term abortions and the radical abortion positions of the two Democratic presidential candidates. Since then, tens of thousands of people have shared and viewed their posts online. (continue to read) ~CNBNews +++++++ Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on President Biden's latest pro-abortion bill: "The Administration strongly supports House passage of H.R. 3755, the Women's Health Protection Act of 2021." That is the statement... Read more →


Rev. Al Connor, former Pastor of HP Church of God, Gloucester City Citizen of the Year, Community Activist, WWII Navy Veteran

Pastor Al Connor The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. Pastor, Reverend Alfred L. Conner was born July 23, 1925, in Fordwick, VA, and found his why in January 1953, when he enrolled at the School of Theology at Anderson College in Anderson, IN. The Lord was his shepherd he shall not want and had preparest a table before him. Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean. The faithful shall be set free of earthly... Read more →


Gloucester City's Sixth Annual St. Patrick's Parade Set for Sunday, Sept. 19

Celebrate Irish Culture at our 6th Annual Community Entertainment Event in Gloucester City SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2021 starting at 1 PM. The parade was postponed in March due to the pandemic. Celebrity Parade Marshall and MC Bob Kelly FOX 29 LIVE BROADCASTING at our PERFORMANCE GRANDSTAND In front of St. Mary Church, Monmouth and Atlantic Sts. Singer Timmy Kelly will perform "Danny Boy" Join the region’s greatest talent & entertainment as we commemorate Irish culture and celebrate the value of community! Hosted by Celebrity Parade Marshal Bob Kelly, everyone's favorite traffic guy from TV & radio, NJ Irish Society of... Read more →


Take That Texas - Satanists Demand FDA Give Access to Abortion Drugs for Religious Ritual

Is Freedom of Religion For Everyone? Or Just The Religious Right? FDA Demand Letter Attached - Lawyer Available for Immediate Interview Boston, MA: The Satanic Temple has written a letter to the FDA arguing their members should be allowed access to abortion pills without having to jump through regulatory hoops. While legal scholars wring their hands over Texas lawmakers attack on Roe v. Wade, Satanists are using creative approach to allow women in Texas access to abortions: religious freedom. For a few years now the Satanic Temple has been using its status as a religion to argue that access to... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Transgender Report Part III: Psychological Damage

Bill Donahue | CNBNews Contributor This is the last installment of our three-part series on this subject. When no intervention is made 70% of children with gender dysphoria will grow out of it on their own. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) lists eight conditions that are associated with gender dysphoria in children. A child is diagnosed with this condition if they meet six of them. They are: –A strong desire to be of the other gender or insistence that one is the other gender –A strong preference for cross-dressing or simulating [other gender] attire –A strong... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Transgender Report Part II: Physical Damage

August 25, 2021 Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor This is the second of our three-part series on this subject. There are no medical criteria to determine if a child needs to undergo transition procedures. According to the Mayo Clinic "Feminizing hormone therapy" (the process of a male taking female hormones) comes with risks and complications including: ______–A blood clot in a deep vein (deep vein thrombosis) or in a lung _______(pulmonary embolism) ______–High triglycerides, a type of fat (lipid) in your blood ______–Weight gain ______–Infertility ______–High potassium (hyperkalemia) ______–High blood pressure (hypertension) ______–Type 2 diabetes ______–Cardiovascular disease ______–Excessive prolactin in... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Transgender Report Part I...Curricula

BILL DONOHUE | CNBNEWS CONTRIBUTOR This is the first of our three-part series on this subject. According to the updated National Sex Education Standards, by the end of the 2nd grade, students will be expected to define "gender, gender identity, and gender-role stereotypes." Students will also be expected to "discuss the range of ways people express their gender and how gender-role stereotypes may limit behavior." By the end of the 5th grade, students will be expected to "distinguish between sex assigned at birth and gender identity and explain how they may or may not differ." They will also learn about... Read more →