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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 Hollywood bubble can’t figure it out. But parents can. “Strange World” was the first animated movie for children featuring a gay teen romance. That’s not what most parents want their kids to see: they don’t want to sexualize their children. Disney was founded as a family-friendly organization. In more recent... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Dishonoring Martin Luther King's Legacy

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how Rev. Martin Luther King’s work is being undermined: The legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King is being dishonored on a daily basis. Those who are trashing his noble record are not white supremacists; Martin Luther King rather, they are professionals who claim to be fighting racism. These people work primarily in education, law, and the media. Regrettably, they are as heavily populated in the for-profit sector of the economy as they are the non-profit sector. It was in King’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech where he articulated his vision of America. While he made several references to problems that blacks were faced with, ranging from discrimination in public accommodations to police brutality, he did so against the backdrop of respect for the American commitment to liberty, equality and justice for all. Indeed, his “dream” was based... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Mass Killers Have Much In Common

by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor The Catholic League March 26, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the recent mass killings: files The media would have us believe that Christianity inspired the Atlanta killer, Robert Aaron Long, to go on his rampage. We are also told that Islam had nothing to do with inspiring the Boulder killer, Ahmed Al Aliwi Alissa, to go on his rampage. They are right about the latter but wrong about the former: In both cases, religion had nothing to do with their behavior. Long and Alissa are alike in one sense: both have serious psychosocial issues and neither has any friends. That should be the focus of our concern, not their religion. The professoriate was quick to blame Long's Christianity for his killing spree. Susan Shaw, professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies at Oregon State University, was first out of the... Read more →

Gloucester City’s AFC Will Be Hosting Football Fans After 13 Years In Meadow Park

Hempsted, Gloucester--Gloucester City AFC is about to hold the FA Youth Cup tie after 13 years on Meadow Park. The next generation Gloucestershire footballers are taking to the ground after the home ground was submerged in the 2007 floods. This new Meadow Park has 350 seater stands that are two in number and a newly raised artificial pitch. Meadow Park, Hempstead, Gloucester/ Gloucester City AFC Manager Paul Groves announced that the 13 years after the flood that rose to the crossbar of the old Meadow Park, the fans this year will be able to cheers the Tigers from the T-end. The fans will now cheer from the new ‘flood-proof’ stadium. The ticket for the FA Youth Cup match against the Needham Market at Suffolk was sold on Friday evening on December 18, 2020. The ticket sales speed up after the Gloucester City AFC club gained approval from ‘The National League’... Read more →

Sister Marie St. James Nulty, I.H.M., Longtime Principal

Sister Marie St. James Nulty, I.H.M., died July 10 in Camilla Hall, Immaculata, at age 89. Helen Nulty was born on Aug. 10, 1930 to her parents James and Mary (Carey) Nulty in Philadelphia. Helen attended St. Francis de Sales (1937-1939) and Most Blessed Sacrament Schools (1939-1945) then West Catholic High School, from which she graduated in 1949. She entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1949 and received her habit and her religious name, Sister Marie St. James, in 1950. She pronounced first vows on April 13, 1952. She would go on to earn degrees from Immaculata University and St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Beginning in March 1952 through August 2017 Sister Marie St. James served in many capacities. She taught children in grades five through seven through August 1974 and served as elementary school principal in Assumption B.V.M., West Grove; St. Frances Cabrini, Fairless Hills;... 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; not to bring justice, but to legitimize violence and crime; not to serve the truth, but to favor one political faction.” His letter is below Mr. President, In recent months we have been witnessing the formation of two opposing sides that I would call Biblical: the children of light and the children of darkness. The children of light constitute the most conspicuous part of humanity,... Read more →


Has your child heard you tell any of these “harmless” fibs? Experts say you may be teaching your child that lying is okay. by: Charity Ferreira | I already gave to your organization. It’s no trouble at all to feed your cat while you’re on vacation. We have plans that weekend. I won’t have time to stop by this afternoon. That last one was said during a phone call with my dad, and generously speaking, I was stretching the truth. I had time. I just didn’t want to spend it stopping by my dad’s. When I noticed my son eyeing me suspiciously as I ended the call, I hastened to explain. “I want some downtime this afternoon,” I said, “and I didn’t want to hurt his feelings.” My son was nonplussed and I was chastened. We think of so-called “little white lies” as harmless, but what about when our... Read more →

100 Student-Athletes Named To Fall Academic All-Big Ten Team

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference recognized a record 100 Rutgers student-athletes on the Fall 2019 Academic All-Big Ten list, it was announced Wednesday. Seven different programs were represented on the list including 33 from football, 19 from women's soccer, 15 from field hockey, 11 from women's cross country, 10 from volleyball and six from both men's soccer and men's cross country. The 100 Scarlet Knight selections are a fall school record since joining the Big Ten for the 2014-15 academic season, surpassing the 85 from the Fall of 2018. Peter Tilton was recognized as one of 43 Big Ten student-athletes and one of seven men's cross country student-athletes to achieve a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade-point average. The sophomore Scarlet Knight from Highland Park, New Jersey is majoring in computer science. Eighteen Scarlet Knights are making their third-straight appearance on a Big Ten All-Academic Team. "We continue to be... Read more →

Students Explore Philadelphia Literary Culture in PhillyX Course

PHILADELPHIA PA (October 29, 2019)--From libraries and local bookstores to community gatherings and readings, there is a vibrant literary culture in Philadelphia. Ursinus students are tapping into that culture in “Philly Word,” a Philadelphia Experience (PhillyX) course taught by Nzadi Keita, associate professor of English and coordinator of African American/Africana studies. In PhillyX, Ursinus students live, work and study in Philadelphia. Philly Word is all about individual experience and how each student can document those experiences in creative ways. Throughout the semester, students are soaking in Philadelphia culture by attending inspiring sites and literary events; taking a trip to the Free Library to hear U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo; and designing a literary walking tour based on their own historical research. Through blogs, vlogs, short essays and vignettes, each student showcases their discoveries within the local artistic community. Students split their time between a Center City “classroom” at the Chamber... Read more →

Wildcats Travel to Philadelphia Friday for Temple Invite

PHILADELPHIA, PA --After winning four flights last week at the Saint Joseph's Invitational, the Wildcats are traveling to Philadelphia on Friday for the Temple Invite. Last weekend's highlights included a doubles flight win from senior Kaylan Rotman and junior Claudia Althans, as well as three single flight wins from senior Carina Burdick, freshman Caitlin Fisher and freshman Taylor Gould. The team is looking to carry over that success into this weekend. Teams competing at the Temple Invite include La Salle, Mount St. Mary's and The University of the Sciences. This weekend will again be a flighted event with 1 singles = flight A, 2 singles = flight B and the same with doubles. Villanova begins play with a matchup against Mount St. Mary's on Friday at 3 p.m. Villanova's Schedule: Villanova vs. Mount St. Mary's – Friday 3 p.m. Villanova vs. Temple – Saturday 10 a.m. Villanova vs. La Salle... Read more →


Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on proposed changes by a Virginia school board district: The Fairfax County school board will vote June 14 on a series of proposed changes to the sex education curriculum. Elites in the Northern Virginia suburban community are weighing policy changes that are deeply disturbing, both from a moral and a pedagogical perspective. The Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee is the body making the proposals. The list of changes reads like a page out of the gay rights agenda, so thoroughly out of touch with reality are they. Before assessing them, the most pressing issue for the Catholic League is the proposal to eliminate the clergy from the list of competent advisors to young persons who are confused about sexuality. No reason is given why priests, ministers, rabbis, imams, and others, should be eliminated as a resource to students struggling with sexual issues. To... Read more →

POLICE REPORT: Body of missing St. Joseph's freshman found in Bermuda

PHILADELPHIA — A St. Joseph's University freshman missing in Bermuda since early Sunday has been found dead, police said Monday afternoon. "It is with sadness that we the police service can now confirm the death of 19-year-old Mark Dombroski," Acting Assistant Commissioner James Howard said at a news conference. "We the police service extend our heartfelt… Read more →

Guest Opinion: Showtime Gets Nasty

Bill Donohue | The Catholic League January 9, 2017 Bill Donohue comments on "The Nasty Show Volume II": "Comedian Brad Williams hosts some of the most deranged minds in comedy." That is the way Showtime plugs "The Nasty Show Volume II." Deranged is actually too kind a word to describe the show that aired on January 6. Mike Ward, one of the deranged comedians, made a crack about a deaf kid wishing to sing for the pope. He says that because the kid is deaf, "maybe he hadn't heard what the Catholics do with little kids." It is not clear whether Ward meant "little" as in midget—that is what Williams is—or he was referring to a child. Corey Holcomb showed his brilliance by commenting on the birth of Jesus. "Mary came home from the club that night...told Joseph that bulls*** story. 'The spirit got me pregnant. Bitch! The spirit don't... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Transgender Politics Unmasked

January 6, 2016 Bill Donohue | CNBNewsnet Bill Donohue comments on a woman who sued a Catholic hospital for refusing to change her sex: The mainstream media are floating a fake news story. They are saying that a "man filed suit against a Catholic hospital in New Jersey on Thursday for refusing to allow a surgeon to perform a hysterectomy on him at the facility." But a man cannot have a hysterectomy—only those with a womb can. They are called women. I was slightly dishonest. The sentence I quoted, from an AP story, began by saying "A transgender man...." The really dishonest people are those in the media, and elsewhere, who want to brainwash us into thinking that a woman who seeks to remove her uterus is a man because she says she is. If she identified as a giraffe, would that make her so? The real story here, of... Read more →

Guest Opinion: "Bad Santa 2" is a Cultural Marker

November 23, 2016 Bill Donohue comments on "Bad Santa 2": It's a hard call which is worse: "Bad Santa 2" or its juvenile fans. By any measure, the movie, and its reception in many quarters, is proof positive that American culture is witnessing a race to the bottom. When the first "Bad Santa" was released in 2003, I described Santa as a "chain-smoking, drunken, foul-mouthed, suicidal, sexual predator. He is shown soiling himself in Santa's chair, vomiting in alleys, having sex with a woman bartender in a car, and performing anal sex on a huge woman in a dressing room." The sequel is just as immature. The script was written by Johnny Rosenthal and Shauna Cross, two geniuses who never outgrew their adolescence—or learned how to write. Don’t take my word for it. Nick Schager, writing for The Playlist, notes the "narrative purposelessness" of the film. Similarly, Colin Covert of... Read more →

Guest Commentary: The Philadelphia Catholic Women's Conference

by Archbishop Charles Caput Archdiocese of Philadelphia This week’s column is a simple, frank and wholehearted commercial for one of the best gatherings on our archdiocesan calendar this year. The Philadelphia Catholic Women’s Conference is the brainchild of 30 local Catholic women. They approached me a few years ago with a request to start an annual event that would address those feminine gifts most threatened today in an increasingly fractured and hypersexualized American culture. As a response, the Archdiocese now offers this wonderful gathering to provide women with mutual support in living their Catholic faith, an immersion in the truth of the Church’s teachings on women and, above all, an encounter with Jesus Christ. The need for an event like this is great, as evidenced by the more than 900 women who attended the inaugural conference in 2013. After a hiatus preparing for and then hosting the World Meeting of... Read more →

Cadet Julian Ford of Clementon Honored with Scottish Rite Award

English: Statue of Saint Joseph at Saint Joseph's University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) PHILADELPHIA, PA (05/26/2016)-- The Air Force ROTC Detachment 750, hosted at Saint Joseph's University, celebrated its annual commissioning and awards ceremony on Friday, May, 20. Second lieutenants Andrew Cheatle '16 and Donald Engwall '16 were commissioned at the event and awards were presented to several ROTC students. Cadet Julian Ford of Clemeton, New Jersey (08021), Saint Joseph's University class of 2018, was honored with the Scottish Rite Award; American Legion Scholastic Excellence Award. One of 145 detachments across the country that directly commissions cadets to active duty, det. 750 offers the opportunity to students at 24 total universities in the greater Philadelphia area to pursue an exciting career as an U.S. Air Force officer. Background: As Philadelphia's Jesuit, Catholic University, founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in... Read more →

Diocese: Catholic School Teachers Have Duty to Be ‘Moral Exemplars’

May 5, 2016, at 11:00 AM | By Justin Petrisek | Fort Wayne – South Bend Bishop Kevin Rhoades’ pre-contract document to his diocesan school teachers deserves high praise for emphasizing adherence to Catholic moral teachings both inside and outside the classroom, said Dr. Denise Donohue, deputy director of The Cardinal Newman Society’s K-12 education programs. Donohue added that the well-cited and detailed document is important for the protection of Catholic identity in the diocese’s schools. The document states that faculty and staff of Catholic schools are not to publicly reject the moral teachings and laws of the Church. And in no way are they to cooperate, take part in or condone practices contrary to those teachings, including same-sex marriage, abortion, assisted suicide, adultery, in vitro fertilization or gender ideology. Additionally, the mission of Catholic schools is not limited to teachers but includes all “administrators, educators, coaches and moderators,” according... Read more →

What does a priest do on Monday through Friday?

Posted on October 22, 2015 Posted By: Maria What does a priest do on Monday through Friday? Do they sleep in the church? Are they ever allowed to be out of uniform? Back in June, I began my pastoral year at St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Gibbsboro. A pastoral year has been described as a “year of internship.” While I’ve had many of these questions answered for me already, seeing the day to day life of a priest first hand has helped me to have a more in-depth answer to some of these questions. When I started my pastoral year, I was told that not much happens at parishes during July and August. However, as soon as September started, things started to kick into gear. It seems that the parish office is never empty and that there are always cars in the parking lot. Seminarian Joshua Nevitt For me,... Read more →

Bishop Sullivan's Message: "A new moment for Catholic schools in the diocese,

By Bishop Dennis Sullivan We are at a new moment for Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Camden, one shared by the Church here in the United States and throughout the world. This October we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Christian Education, Gravissimum Educationis. This document states that “the Church’s role is especially evident in the Catholic School.” Catholic schools are a vital ministry of the Church and I would add a vital ministry for every parish in this diocese. The bishops of the United States in the 19th century, at the Council of Baltimore, decided that a parish school should be connected with each parish. In this diocese, the regional schools belong to each parish in a particular area. I expect each parish in the region to not only support the school financially but also to encourage enrollment in their regional school.... Read more →

Sister Miriam Teresa Moves Toward Sainthood

Morristown, N.J. (October 3, 2014) – A popular student at the College of Saint Elizabeth from 1919 to 1923, Teresa Demjanovich excelled academically and was active in many extracurricular activities. Shortly after graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Literature degree, she joined the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth and taught English at the Academy of Saint Elizabeth. Now, the CSE alumna who died unexpectedly in 1927 at age 26 despite her seemingly boundless energy, is being proclaimed Blessed by the Catholic Church – a designation one step before sainthood. During her short time on earth, Sister Miriam Teresa led such an exemplary life that she has been considered for canonization since 1945. On October 4 of this year, she will officially be declared Blessed during her beatification ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. Angelo Cardinal Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the... Read more →

Elizabeth Krotulis Earns Dean's List Honors at Saint Joseph's University

The Hawk - Saint Joseph's University mascot (Photo credit: Wikipedia) PHILADELPHIA, PA (04/24/2014)(readMedia)-- Elizabeth Krotulis of Belmar, NJ earned Dean's List honors at Saint Joseph's University for the Fall 2013 semester. Krotulis is majoring in English at the University. Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above, a B or greater in all their classes, and complete at least 15 credits to earn Dean's List status for a semester. Background: Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University advances the professional and personal ambitions of men and women by providing a demanding, yet supportive, educational experience. One of only 141 schools with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and AACSB business school accreditation, Saint Joseph's is home to 4,500 full-time undergraduates and 3,200 graduate, part-time and doctoral students. Steeped in the 450-year Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, Saint Joseph's was named to the 2013... Read more →


Courtesy of SJU Athletic Communications Aug. 29, 2013 PHILADELPHIA – After taking home a third-place finish in 2011 and the silver medal in 2012, the 2013 Saint Joseph’s men’s cross country team, picked to finish second at the Atlantic 10 Championship on November 3, has its eyes on the A-10 title. Under the direction of head coach Mike Glavin, the squad returns 14 dedicated letterwinners and adds seven new faces to open up the 2013 season. The Hawks will look toward the experience of their 11 upperclassmen veterans, led by a trio of captains in Aaron Leskow, Mike Rankin, andSean Staltari. Coming off of a personal-record breaking season in which he finished fourth at the Princeton Invitational and 11th at the IC4A Championship, Leskow returns as a tri-captain in his final season as a Hawk. The senior finished in SJU’s top five in all six of his meets last year... Read more →

HAWKS SOCCER OPENS 2013 SEASON ON FRIDAY...Face Loyola (Md.) see video

Courtesy SJU Athletic Communications ___________________________________________________________________________________ PHILADELPHIA - Coming off of a 2012 season in which the Saint Joseph’s men’s soccer team won more games than in its previous three seasons combined, the 2013 Hawks will kick off their season on Friday, August 30. Start time against the Greyhounds of Loyola (Md.) is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Sweeney Field. With the return of 10 starters from the 2012 squad, the experience of 16 seniors and juniors, and the spark of 11 newcomers, fourth-year head coach Don D’Ambra expects to continue SJU’s momentum and success into 2013. “We have very high expectations for this season,” said D’Ambra. “We have a large senior class that has been with me for my four years. They know what is expected and understand our philosophy both defensively and offensively. Our staff is excited for our seniors because we want them to experience the benefits of... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA - The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) honored 190 student-athletes from 68 different institutions with inclusion in the 2013 Academic Honor Roll. All student-athletes were nominated by their schools and have achieved at least junior status academically. Graduate student Meghan McDevitt and current seniors Brittany Hanrahan and Val Paolucci have been selected for their dedication and commitment to academic excellence. McDevitt, a graduate student working toward her masters degree in education to become a reading specialist, makes her second consecutive appearance on the IWLCA honor roll having also been selected in 2012. The Lancaster, Pa. native recorded a standout final season as a Hawk as she led the team with 30 goals and 21 assists for a team-best 51 points. McDevitt, who also earned Atlantic 10 and Philadelphia Inquirer All-Academic honors this past season, concludes her career as SJU's all-time leader in career games played (67) and ranks... Read more →

Saint Joseph's Cross Country Track News

SAINT JOSEPH’S MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY PICKED SECOND OVERALL Aug. 19, 2013 NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Saint Joseph’s men’s cross country team has been picked to finish second at the 2013 Atlantic 10 Men’s Cross Country Championship, according to the conference’s preseason poll released on Monday. Finishing second only to La Salle in the poll, Saint Joseph’s, the 2012 Atlantic 10 runner-up, has set its sights on their its first conference championship since 2009 after posting consecutive top three championship finishes. Junior Logan Mohn (Shillington, Pa./Governor Mifflin), one of two returning 2012 top 10 finishers, returns to lead the Hawks after posting a seventh-place overall finish last year. In addition to the All-Conference selection, the Crimson and Gray return four more scorers from last season in seniors Michael Rankin (Turnersville, N.J./Paul VI) (23rd), Aaron Leskow (Toms River, N.J./Toms River North) (29th), and Tommy O’Kane (Ambler, Pa./La Salle College) (40th) and... Read more →

Obama offends Catholics in the UK, says religious schools are divisive - BizPac Review

The Catholic media is up in arms over comments President Obama made during a speech while in Northern Ireland for the G8 summit. Obama made what is described as “an alarming call for an end to Catholic education,” in spite of the fact that it is considered “a critical component of the Church.” In front of an audience of about 2,000 young people, including many Catholics, Obama claimed that Catholic education divides people and blocks peace, according to the Scottish Catholic Observer. “If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation,” Obama said. Catholic World News noted: Ironically, President Obama made his comments just as Archbishop Gerhard Müller, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, told a crowd in... Read more →


Junior Righthander Chosen By Baltimore With 399th Overall Selection SECAUCUS, N.J. – Saint Joseph’s junior pitcher Jimmy Yacabonis (Matawan, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) was selected in the 13th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Saturday afternoon. The Baltimore Orioles chose Yacabonis with the 399th overall selection. Yacabonis earned Second Team All-Atlantic 10 and All-Philadelphia Baseball Big 5 honors after shattering the school record for saves in a season with 10. He posted a 1-2 record with a 2.02 earned run average in 35.2 innings over 26 appearances. He appeared in over half of SJU’s conference games, notching six saves to go with a 1.80 ERA in 20.0 innings. Yacabonis ranked second in the Atlantic 10 in saves while tying for third in appearances. He earned the first two saves of his career in the Hawks first two games of the season, and for his efforts was... Read more →


AT NCAA DIVISION I OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS McDonnell Caps Sensational Career with 10th-Place Finish in 10,000m at Nationals June 6, 2013 EUGENE, Ore. - Saint Joseph's distance standout Kevin McDonnell (Moorestown, N.J./Camden Catholic) capped his sensational career as a Hawk with a 10th-place finish in the 10,000m at the 2013 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday evening. With a time of 29:55.58, McDonnell's top-ten finish earned him All-American Second Team honors. The meet was hosted by the University of Oregon and held at Hayward Field. McDonnell, who was ranked 21st heading into his final race, edged out Nate Jewkes of Southern Utah and Kevin Williams of Oklahoma to round out the top ten and finished just under four seconds away from an eighth-place finish. The winning time was posted by Arizona's Lawi Lalang at 29:29.65. McDonnell becomes just the fifth men's track athlete in... Read more →


Mullen Earns Third All-Big 5 Honor; O’Keefe Tabbed for Second Straight Season PHILADELPHIA – Five members of the Saint Joseph’s baseball team have earned spots on the 2013 All-Philadelphia Big 5 Baseball Team, it was announced on Monday. Seniors Anthony Cirillo (Freehold, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) and Kyle Mullen (Berwyn, Pa./St. Joseph’s Prep), juniors Chris Hueth (Spring Lake, N.J./St. Rose) and Jimmy Yacabonis (Matawan, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy), and sophomore Brian O’Keefe (Albany, N.Y./South Colonie) were named to the All-Big 5 Team, while junior Jordan Carter (Collegeville, Pa./Methacton) was tabbed for the Big 5 All-Academic Team. Mullen earned his third consecutive All-Big 5 nod after being named the organization’s Pitcher of the Year in 2012. He graduates as Saint Joseph’s all-time leader in wins, strikeouts, and innings pitched, and also holds or shares the school’s single-season records in those categories as well. Mullen was 8-4 this season with a 3.16 earned run... Read more →


Distance Standout Will Be First Male Hawk in 27 Years to Compete at NCAA Championships Jun. 3, 2013 PHILADELPHIA - Graduate student Kevin McDonnell (Moorestown, N.J./Camden Catholic) will represent Saint Joseph's men's track in the 10,000m at the 2013 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships this weekend. Hosted by the University of Oregon, the meet will take place at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. from June 5-8. McDonnell will compete this Thursday, June 6 at 7:15 p.m. PT (10:15 p.m. ET), and his race will be covered by ESPN3. "I'm looking at it as another meet," said McDonnell of his first NCAA Championship opportunity. "I'm just trying to be really calm. Over the course of the last 10 days, I've been trying hard not to think about it...You can kind of psych yourself out if you think about it too much." McDonnell qualified for his first NCAA Championship... Read more →


May 24, 2013 GREENSBORO, N.C. - For the first time in 27 years, Saint Joseph's will be represented at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships as graduate student distance standout Kevin McDonnell (Moorestown, N.J./Camden Catholic) took sixth place out of 48 runners in the 10,000m on Thursday evening at the 2013 NCAA Division I Track and Field East Regional Preliminary Round at Irwin Belk Track inside of Aggie Stadium, hosted by North Carolina A&T State University. In a time of 29:59.82, McDonnell becomes one of 12 finalists to advance to the 2013 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships that will be held in Eugene, Ore. from June 5-8. McDonnell becomes the first male runner in either indoor or outdoor track to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships since Steve Ave qualified in both indoor (1000m) and outdoor (1500m) in 1986. Entering the... Read more →

Four Hawks Named to Atlantic 10-All Conference Baseball Second Team

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Four Saint Joseph’s baseball student-athletes were named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team on Tuesday afternoon. Senior shortstop Anthony Cirillo (Freehold, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy), junior outfielder Chris Hueth (Spring Lake, N.J./St. Rose), junior relief pitcher Jimmy Yacabonis (Matawan, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy), and sophomore catcher Brian O’Keefe (Albany, N.Y./South Colonie) were selected to the squad in a vote of the league’s head coaches. Cirillo started every game this season and led the team in batting average and on-base percentage. He tied a school record, getting hit by a pitch 16 times, to lead the team in that category. He also ranked third in the conference in on-base percentage. Cirillo set career highs in games played, at bats, runs, hits, doubles, RBI, slugging, on-base percentage, and stolen bases as well. He was one of six Hawks to reach the 100-hit plateau for his career this season, singling... Read more →


press release May 16 PHILADELPHIA - For the third consecutive year, graduate student Kevin McDonnell (Moorestown, N.J./Camden Catholic) will represent Saint Joseph's in the 10,000m at the 2013 NCAA Division I Track and Field East Regional Preliminary Round, hosted by North Carolina A&T State University from Thursday, May 23 through Saturday, May 25 in Greensboro, N.C. Joining McDonnell in his first collegiate regional appearance will be 3000m-steeplechase standout, sophomore Logan Mohn (Shillington, Pa./Governor Mifflin). The three days of competition will take place at Irwin Belk Track inside of Aggie Stadium and features the top athletes in the world east of the Mississippi. For each individual event contested at each of the preliminary championships competition sites, the top 48 declared student-athletes are accepted into competition, and both McDonnell and Mohn rank in the top 15 of their respective events. The West Preliminary will also run from May 23-25 and will take... Read more →


May 14, 2013 PHILADELPHIA – Saint Joseph’s senior righthander Kyle Mullen (Berwyn, Pa/St. Joseph’s Prep) has been named the Philadelphia Big 5 Baseball Pitcher of the Week. Mullen tied the school record for wins in a season on Friday night while the Hawks set a new team record for wins with their 26th of the year. Mullen allowed one run and scattered eight hits while striking out eight in SJU’s 3-2 win at Saint Louis on Friday. He improved to 8-3 on the year, tying the Saint Joseph’s record for pitching victories in a season held by John Butz (1965) and Jed Johnson (1995). The win also gave the Hawks their 26th of the season, eclipsing the previous record of 25 set in 1995 and matched in 2012. The weekly honor is the second of the season for the senior, and the seventh Big 5 Pitcher of the Week award... Read more →


IN 400H AT ECAC CHAMPIONSHIPS Hayward, James, 4x400m Relay Represent Hawks May 12, 2013 PRINCETON, N.J. - Continuing her record-breaking rookie campaign, freshman standout Dannah Hayward (Wilkes Barre, Pa,/James M. Coughlin) once again broke her own school record in the 400H to lead the women's track and field team at the ECAC Outdoor Championships this weekend. The Hawks competed at Princeton University's Weaver Stadium from May 10-12. Hayward ran a 1:00.11 in the preliminaries to post the second-fastest performance in her heat before taking a seventh-place finish in the finals (1:01.55) to earn the Hawks' only two points on the weekend. With her new personal-record time of 1:00.11, the freshman took more than an entire second off of her previous PR (1:01.25) in the event, which she ran at the Penn Relays back on April 25. The 4x400m relay team of juniors Mercedes Yanora (Wilkes Barre, Pa./Holy Redeemer), Jaclyn Kogut... Read more →


AT IC4A CHAMPIONSHIPS McBride, 4x800m Relay Represent Hawks May 12, 2013 PRINCETON, N.J. - In his final collegiate race, graduate student James McBride (Wrightsville, Pa./Eastern York) took home the silver medal in the 10,000m to lead the men's track and field team at the IC4A Outdoor Championships this weekend. The Hawks competed at Princeton University's Weaver Stadium from May 10-12 and took 28th place out of 47 teams. McBride posted a time of 30:26.30 en route to his second-place finish in the 10,000m as he picked up eight of SJU's 11 total points on the weekend. He edged out George Mason's Michael Conway (30:29.95), Bucknell's Michael McGowan (30:30.89) and Yale's Matt Thwaites (30:31.28) for the silver. SJU's other three points came from the 4x800m relay team of junior Tommy O’Kane (Ambler, Pa./La Salle College), senior Dave Manion (Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks South), sophomore Steven Butenewicz (Franklinville, N.J./Delsea Regional), and senior Andrew... Read more →


May. 10 Mullen Ties Single-Season Record with Eighth Win; Yacabonis Notches 10th Save ST. LOUIS – The Saint Joseph’s baseball set a new school record on Friday night, winning its 26th game of the season as the Hawks held on for a 3-2 win over Saint Louis at the Billiken Sports Center. Senior Kyle Mullen (Berwyn, Pa./St. Joseph's Prep) also tied a school record with his eighth victory of the season. The previous school record for team victories was 25, set in 1995 and matched last season. Mullen pulled into a tie with John Butz and Jed Johnson, who won eight games in 1965 and 1995, respectively. Billikens starter Alex Alemann held the Hawks hitless through four, but Saint Joseph’s (26-21 overall, 12-7 Atlantic 10) broke through in the fifth, notching two runs on three hits to take a 2-0 lead. Chris Hueth and Greg Kumpel led off the frame... Read more →

Atlantic 10 Accepts Davidson College Application

May 8, 2013 NEWPORT NEWS, Va. –The Atlantic 10 Conference Council of Presidents has unanimously voted to formally accept an application for membership from Davidson College the league announced Wednesday. A prestigious private institution in Davidson, N.C., the Wildcat athletic program sponsors 19 of the Atlantic 10’s 21 championship sports. Davidson will join the A-10 on July 1, 2014 and begin competition in the 2014-15 academic year. Located just north of Charlotte within the Atlantic 10 footprint, the Wildcats have a tradition of excellence in intercollegiate athletics led by men’s basketball, a successful women’s basketball program and strong Olympic sports programs. Consistently ranked in the top ten of the best Liberal Arts schools in the United States, Davidson’s academic programs are among the best in the nation. "All of us in the Atlantic 10 are delighted to add such an academically distinguished and athletically competitive institution to our conference," said... Read more →

College Baseball/Softball: Rowan Baseball wins NJAC, Montclair Softball Champs, Explorers over Hens, St. Joseph's Take Xavier 2-0 | cnbnews

SEE MORE SPORT SCORES AND RESULTS ROWAN BASEBALL WINS NJAC CHAMPIONSHIP UNION, NJ – The Rowan University baseball team defeated Ramapo College, 5-3 for the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championship. It is the Profs’ 14th conference title and they receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. The Profs (32-12) were the third seed in the conference tournament while the Roadrunners (28-14-1) were the fifth seed. Rowan defeated Richard Stockton College, 13-0 in the first round and William Paterson University, 15-5 in the second. On Saturday, Rowan advanced to the final with 4-3 victory over the top seed Kean University. Right-hander Steven Melchiorre (sr. Atco, NJ/Hammonton, NJ) was the winning pitcher. He (7-3) went eight innings and gave up three earned runs. Melchiorre struck out 10 batters. Righty Jeff White (sr. Medford, NJ/Sterling) was on the mound in the ninth and earned his third save. Right-hander... Read more →


Mullen Notches 20th Career Win; Yacabonis Sets New Single-Season Saves Record MERION STATION, Pa. – Saint Joseph’s senior Kyle Mullen (Berwyn, Pa./St. Joseph’s Prep) set a new school record for wins in a career and junior Jimmy Yacabonis (Matawan, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) notched his single-season record eighth save of the season as the SJU baseball team topped Xavier, 2-1, at Smithson Field on Friday afternoon. Mullen notched the 20th win of his career, breaking a tie with Jed Johnson, who won 19 games between 1993 and 1996. He also broke the Saint Joseph’s record for innings pitched in a career, surpassing the 305.2 of Randy Mower, who pitched for the Hawks from 2007 to 2010. Mullen, also the program’s all-time leader in strikeouts, is the second Hawk to eclipse the 200-strikeout mark for his career and the second Hawk to toss over 300 innings. However, he is the first SJU... Read more →


press release April 30 Stover Earns First Career Win LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – Freshman lefthander Jack Stover (Hershey, Pa./Hershey) tossed six strong innings to earn the first victory of his collegiate career as the Saint Joseph’s baseball team jumped out to a big lead in the middle innings and held it for a 6-3 win over Rider at Sonny Pittaro Field on Tuesday afternoon. Stover allowed just two hits and two walks while striking out seven in six shutout innings. After allowing a one-out hit in the first inning, he retired 10 straight batters. Saint Joseph’s (23-20) took the lead in the top of the fourth as Chris Hueth led off with a walk, stole second, and came in to score on a double by Greg Kumpel. Kumpel advanced to third on a fly ball by Lansing Veeder and then came in to score on a double by Anthony Cirillo. Two... Read more →


WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD HONORS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK Freshman Earns Rookie of the Week Accolades for Second Time Apr. 29, 2013 NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - For the second consecutive week, freshman sensation Dannah Hayward (Wilkes Barre, Pa./James M. Coughlin) has been named the Atlantic 10 Women's Track and Field Rookie of the Week, the league office announced today. Hayward has been selected for meets competed Apr. 22-28 after once again breaking her own school record in the 400 meter hurdles at the 2013 Penn Relays this past weekend. In the midst of a remarkable freshman campaign, Hayward entered the 400H Championship in her first collegiate Penn Relays on Thursday morning already in possession of the SJU school record in the event. Running in the fifth section, Hayward placed third in her heat en route to a 21st-place finish out of 54 competitors with yet another SJU record-breaking performance in... Read more →


IN 10,000M AT BISON OUTDOOR CLASSIC Szulewski Wins 5000m; Szulewski, Mohn, and McDonnell Qualify for IC4As Apr. 14, 2013 LEWISBURG, Pa. - Graduate student Kevin McDonnell (Moorestown, N.J./Camden Catholic) shattered Saint Joseph's 31-year-old school record in the 10,000m with a time of 29:16.01 at Bucknell's Bison Outdoor Classic this Saturday. McDonnell improved upon the original school-record time (29:43.50), set by John Crooke in 1982, by 27.49 seconds. The time earned McDonnell a second-place finish out of 56 total competitors. McDonnell qualified for the 2012 NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round last season with a 29:48.80 at the 2012 Bison Outdoor Classic before posting a 30:50.19 at NCAAs. McDonnell improves on his previous personal record, the NCAA-qualifying time, by 32.79 seconds. McDonnell also qualifies for the IC4A Outdoor Championships in the event as he ranks seventh of all IC4A-qualifiers and eighth in the entire NCAA. The graduate student standout leads the... Read more →

Five-Run Fifth Lifts La Salle to 7-4 Series-Clinching Victory At Saint Joseph's

Box Score Box Score (PDF) MERION STATION, Pa. – La Salle's bats remained hot on Sunday afternoon, banging out 11 hits while hanging a seven spot in the run column in a 7-4 Atlantic 10 series clinching win over Saint Joseph's at John Smithson Field. Senior Dan Klem paced the Explorer offense with a 3-for-4 showing at the plate while sophomore Kevin Conroy posted a 2-for-5 line while driving in two runs and scoring two more. Sophomore Shane Hollman earned his second victory on the season, twirling 5.1 innings of three run ball. The Blue and Gold improve to 14-19 (8-4 A-10) while the Hawks slip to (17-18, 5-4 A-10). Saint Joseph's got on the board first, tallying a run in the third, which the Explorers got back in the top of the fourth on a Mark Williams (2-4) RBI single. The Hawks added two more in the bottom half... Read more →

College Baseball: LaSalle10-2 Win at St.Joseph's, SC Aiken Squeezes Past Lander, Div. III Rankings

LaSalle Tallies Season-High 21 Hits MERION STATION, Pa. – After notching only four hits the day before, the La Salle baseball team tallied a season- high 21 base knocks in a 10-2 victory over Saint Joseph's on Saturday afternoon at John Smithson Field. Freshman Joey Ravert (4-5, 2 RBI, run) and sophomore Kevin Baron (4-5, RBI, run) paced the Explorer offense with four hits apiece while junior Shawn O'Neill picked up his third win of the season after tossing 6.2 innings of two-run ball. With the win, the Blue and Gold improve to 13-19 (7-4 A-10) on the season while the Hawks slip to 17-17 (5-3 A-10). The Explorers began the scoring frenzy with two in the second when Ravert tripled home sophomore Mark Williams (3-5, 3 RBI, 2 runs) from first followed by an RBI single from sophomore Ryan Welling (3-4, RBI, run) to plate Ravert from third. La... Read more →


April 5, 2013 Mullen Gets Fifth Win; O’Keefe Drives in Three MERION STATION, Pa. – Senior righthander Kyle Mullen (Berwyn, Pa./St. Joseph’s Prep)tossed seven solid innings and sophomore catcher Brian O’Keefe (Albany, N.Y./South Colonie)had two hits and three runs batted in as the Saint Joseph’s baseball team topped St. Bonaventure, 8-4, at Smithson Field on Friday afternoon. Mullen allowed three runs on seven hits, walking two and striking out seven to earn the win. He allowed just one runner past first base over the final four innings of his outing. O’Keefe’s eighth-inning bases-clearing double to left center broke open a tight game, pushing the Hawk lead to 8-3 with nobody out in the inning. The reigning Philadelphia Big 5 Baseball Player of the Week, O’Keefe pushed his hitting streak to six games. St. Bonaventure (7-13) took an early lead, going in front 1-0 on a ground-rule double by Joel Rosencrance... Read more →


MARCH 29, 2013 Mullen Tosses Six; Hueth, O’Keefe Add Two RBI MERION STATION, Pa. – Chris Hueth and Brian O’Keefe had two runs batted in apiece as the Saint Joseph’s baseball team dug out of an early hole to top Fordham, 6-2, at Smithson Field on Friday afternoon. Kyle Mullen tossed six innings of five-hit ball, while Steven Schuler and Jimmy Yacabonis combined for three perfect innings of relief. Fordham (10-14 overall, 0-5 Atlantic 10) took an early 2-0 lead on a pair of unearned runs. Joseph Runco reached on an error to start the game, and he and Tim Swatek came in to score on a single by Charles Galiano. Saint Joseph’s (12-13 overall, 4-1 Atlantic 10) broke through in the third inning, loading the bases with nobody out on singles by Anthony Cirillo and Quinn Renner and a walk to Kevin Kratochwill. Two batters later, a wild pitch... Read more →


Hawks Open Conference Slate with Win for Fifth Straight Season AMBLER, Pa. – Senior righthander Kyle Mullen (Berwyn, Pa./St. Joseph’s Prep) broke the Saint Joseph’s record for career strikeouts on Friday afternoon as the SJU baseball team kicked off its Atlantic 10 slate with an 8-3 win over Temple at Skip Wilson Field. Mullen fanned five on the day, and his career total now stands at 216. Mullen eclipsed the record of 212, which had been held by Saint Joseph’s Athletics Hall of Famer John Butz for 47 years, when he caught Tyler Elko looking to end the bottom of the sixth inning. “I’m honored,” said Mullen. “Doing something like that is something I could have only dreamed about.” “That record has stood for a long time,” said head coach Fritz Hamburg. “It’s a real tribute to him and his ability to pitch.” Mullen struggled in the first inning as... Read more →

St. Joseph's Baseball Takes Two From Wagner

MERION STATION, Pa. - The Saint Joseph's baseball team earned a pair of victories on Sunday, finishing off Saturday's suspended game with a 14-5 win over Wagner before taking the nightcap, 6-5, over the Seahawks at Smithson Field. Anthony Cirillo scored four runs and drove in three over the course of the two games, while Quinn Renner and Stefan Kancylarz had four RBI apiece. In the resumption of Saturday's game, the Saint Joseph's bats exploded for 10 runs over the course of the fifth and sixth innings as the Hawks cruised to a 14-5 win. Kancylarz was 3-for-4 with a run scored and four runs batted in, while Daniel Thorpe tossed six shutout innings in relief. Wagner (2-12) struck first on Saturday afternoon, scoring four runs in the top of the second inning as light snow began to fall. The Hawks answered in the bottom half, tying the game at... Read more →