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The Best Public High School in Pennsylvania IS...

Gloucestercitynews.net graphics The quality of American public schools can vary widely between states, cities, and even districts. Not all schools are able to provide students with the same level of education, access to extracurriculars, counseling, or college preparation. While each public school faces its own unique challenges, each state has one public school that stands out as the very best. The best public high schools tend to be in relatively affluent areas, where incomes are well above the U.S. median household income of $62,843. A wealthier tax base for a school district means that schools have more funding to hire... 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 →


John A. Brophy, 34, Gloucester City; Graduate Apprentice of International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, GCHS Alum

On September 27, 2021. Age 34. Of Gloucester City. Cherished Son of Jay F. and JoAnne C. (nee Kent) Brophy. Devoted brother of Jay F. Brophy (Megan Murphy) and Shane P. Brophy (Alyssa Smith). Loving maternal grandson of Veronica Kent. Loving maternal step-grandson of Dorothy Kent and the late Robert Kent. Beloved paternal grandson of the late Jack and Bert Brophy. Adored uncle and godfather of Layla Marie Brophy. Survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, great-aunts and great-uncles. John was born in Voorhees and was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City. He played baseball for Gloucester City Little League and... 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 →


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 →


*Gloucester City Irish Society Pipes & Drums "Halfway to St. Patrick's Day" Fundraiser

Gloucester City Irish Society Pipes & Drums "Halfway to St. Patrick's Day" Fundraiser Join us at the Elizabeth Ballroom as the Gloucester City Irish Society Pipes & Drums kicks off "Halfway to St. Patrick's Day" weekend in the Holy City! Music will be provided by the pipe band, as well traditional Irish music from Gloucester City's own "Misty Dewers!" Tickets are $30 and must be presented at the door for entry. Tickets include entry, food, and draft beer. A cash bar will be available for other drinks. You can use the following link to purchase tickets: https://py.pl/9wDkrvL2P5k You won't want... Read more →


Edward V. Underwood, of Millsboro, Delaware, formerly of Gloucester City; Active member of Knights of Columbus

Edward V Underwood, Sr Sep 30, 1930 – Sep 10, 2021 Age 90, of Millsboro, DE, formerly of Gloucester City, NJ, passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (Marge) Underwood. Beloved father to Margaret (Peggy), Edward, Jr. and Michael. Ed (Pop) is also survived by his eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and numerous nieces & nephews. Ed was an active member of the Knights of Columbus for both, St. Mary’s parish in Gloucester, NJ and Mary Mother of Peace Church in Millsboro, DE, where he also served as an usher for 30 years.... Read more →


Rachel M. "Rae" Whelan, of Gloucester City

On September 12, 2021. Age 87. Of Gloucester City. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late, Thomas and Mary (Mahoney) Whelan. Rae is survived by many loving nieces and nephews and her God-daughter, Tammy Beringer. She was also predeceased by her siblings, Jack Whelan, James Whelan, Thomas Whelan, Margaret Hennessey, Elizabeth Sullivan and Mary Werner. Rae graduated from Mount Carmel Business School and retired after 43 years as the register of deeds Chief Clerk in Camden County. She had been a resident of Gloucester City since 1956. She was a member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church, the... 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 St. Patrick's Parade Parking Restrictions for Sunday, September 19

There will be no parking along the following streets on 09/19/21 from 10:00am till 4:00pm: Both sides of Klemm Ave, from Rosalind to Johnson Blvd. Both sides of Highland Blvd, from Greenwood Ave to Johnson Blvd. Both sides of Baynes Ave, from Sparks Ave to Johnson Blvd. Both sides of Sparks Ave, from Baynes Ave to Little Ridgeway Both sides of E. Brown St, from Sparks Ave to Francis St. Both sides of Francis St, from E. Brown St to Johnson Bld. Both sides of Johnson Blvd, from Baynes Ave to Monmouth St. Both sides of Monmouth St, from Johnson... Read more →


Joseph S. Piscopio, of West Collingswood, age 89

On September 1, 2021. Age 89. Of West Collingswood Hts. Loving and devoted husband of 57 years to Millie Piscopio (nee Lynch). Loving father of Linda Piscopio and Joseph Piscopio (Lisa). Cherished grandfather of Danny, Christian, Nola and Grace. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his siblings, Frank (Daria) Piscopio, Nancy Wilson, Rose Nicosia, Rita Piscopio, Carmel (Neal) Poloncarz; his beloved aunts, Jo and Marie Lanzillotti and his father-in-law, Daniel Lynch and mother-in-law, Mildred Lynch. Joe was born and raised in South Philadelphia to the late Anthony and Mary Piscopio. He proudly served our country in... Read more →


A Philadelphia Principal Explains How His School Staff Prepared For A Year Like No Other

Our school is facing devastating enrollment declines, COVID losses, and other trauma. We know our educators have an important role to play. Julio C. NuñezSep 3, 2021,/CHALKBEAT Students from Philip H. Sheridan Elementary School plant shrubs to beautify the playground during last spring’s hybrid learning. Courtesy of Julio C. Nuñez “Sofía is not returning,” reads a text from one of my teachers four days before the first day of school. Three months prior, in mid-June, one of our parents, a single mom, informed us that she was moving out of state. It would be the last day at Sheridan for... 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 →


Theresa J. Sauter, of Gloucester City, age 92; Lifelong Parishioner of St. Mary, GCHS Graduate 1948

Passed away peacefully on August 19, 2021. Age 92. Born in Gloucester City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late William J. and May (nee Leupold) Mailley. Devoted wife of to the late Robert J. Sauter, Sr. Beloved mother of Robert J. Sauter, Jr. (Linda), James F. Sauter (late Tricia) and the late Christopher T. Sauter. Loving mom-mom to Gillian, grandmom to Kelly and Michael. Dear sister of James Mailley and the late, Mary “Betty” O’Donnell, Michael Mailley and William Mailley. Theresa was a lifelong Gloucester City resident and graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School, Class of 1948. She... Read more →


GUEST OPINION:

Centers for Disease Control to the Left of Media

August 13, 2021 Bill Donahue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on just how far left the CDC has become: Gloucestercitynews.net graphic file As recently as a few years ago, no one would believe that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) was to the left of the mainstream media. But a lot has recently changed. From draconian strictures on Covid to the latest pronouncements on climate change, it is clear that the CDC has become a very political institution. Perhaps nothing shows how much it has changed more than its comments on the necessity of pregnant women... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: THE COLLAPSE OF GOV. CUOMO

BILL DONOHUE | CNBNEWS CONTRIBUTOR Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the collapse of Gov. Cuomo: On this date in 258, St. Lawrence was roasted to death on a gridiron for remaining loyal to the Catholic Church. Fast forward to August 10, 2021, when another Catholic, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is being roasted by the media for his disloyalties. Indeed, he’s toast. Even in leaving, Cuomo still doesn’t get it. “In my mind,” he said, “I’ve never crossed the line with anyone. But I didn’t realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn.” He should... Read more →


STUDY SAYS: New Jersey schools not among the country’s most equitable

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – New Jersey’s school districts are the ninth least equitable in the country, a new report reveals. The analysis from WalletHub found Iowa has the most equitable districts nationwide, followed by North Carolina and Arkansas. Conversely, New York has the least equitable schools, edging out Idaho and California. Overall, New Jersey ranked No. 41. In the region, Delaware came in at No. 18, while Pennsylvania ranked No. 29, and Connecticut was No. 32. “The ranking is based on the average household income and expenditures for public elementary and secondary... Read more →


A CNBNews OPRA Request for the Police Weekly Call Log Uncovers 491 Incidents Between June 29-July 7

UPDATED EDITOR'S NOTE: The information below, including a previous article about the large crowd of people, congregated at the Chosen Profection Soul Food on July 3 was obtained from an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request submitted by CNBNews. The police department stopped issuing a weekly crime report some time ago. As such we requested the release of the department's Activity Log for the period of June 29 through July 7, 2021. From the 491 incidents that were listed on the 103 pages we received, we were able to compile the list of crimes and other incidents that appear below.... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY HISTORY: Thousands of Catholics Come Out To See St. Mary's May Procession

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ(CNBNews)(July 23, 2021)—The Community of Gloucester City will celebrate its 400th Anniversary in 2023. CNBNews has found a number of old newspaper clippings that we plan on sharing with you leading up to that event. This article is about Saint Mary's Parish, Monmouth, and Atlantic Streets, and its yearly May Procession in honor of the Blessed Mother according to the Camden Post Telegraph May 1912 issue. Thousands of people came out to watch it on this particular day. From the article, It was one of the most impressive and most unique processions in the history of the church... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Pelosi Lies Again About Her Catholic Status

July 22, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Rep. Nancy Pelosi's Catholicity: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lied again on July 22 when she described herself as "a devout Catholic." Addressing the subject of abortion, she said, "As a devout Catholic and mother of five in six years, I feel that God blessed my husband and me with our beautiful family—five children in six years almost to the day. But that may not be what we should—and it's not up to me to dictate that that's what other people should do, and it's an issue of fairness and justice... Read more →


Most Precious Blood Parish Virtual Cathedral Organ Recital

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm On Wednesday, July 21 at 2 PM, David Doan, Pastoral Musician from Most Precious Blood Parish, West Collingswood, will present a virtual recital to celebrate the pipe organ’s return to service, which has spanned 100 years! Hear the beautiful sounds of our Camden Cathedral pipe organ! Monthly virtual recitals showcase the instrument with talented musicians from around our diocese. Watch and listen to this recital via livestream at: Facebook.com/camdendiocese; and YouTube.com/camdendiocese; Twitter.com/camdendiocese Read more →


CNBNews GUEST OPINION : Do White Christians Deserve Reparations?

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Catholic League president Bill Donohue questions the legitimacy of reparations: The idea that the ancestors of slaves are owed reparations is based on the notion that white people owe black people money today because dead white people mistreated dead black people long ago. On this score alone, this is a racist proposal, the victims of whom are white. Why should those who did not suffer the indignity of slavery be awarded financial compensation? And why should those who had nothing to do with it be forced to pony up? But if this crazed idea is to... Read more →


The Spanish Institute of Ecclesial Ministry of Camden IMEC Annual Retreat

The Spanish Institute of Ecclesial Ministry of Camden IMEC, will hold the Annual Retreat for Hispanic students on July 17, 2021. The retreat will be held at the Saint John Paul II Retreat House, 414 S. Eight Street in Vineland NJ from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. The retreat will be led by Father Ariel Hernández, Pastor of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Newfield IMEC 2021 Retreat Invitation Flyer . Read more →


*Johnny Gaudreau Golf Tournament and Silent Auction Benefits GCHS Students

The online auction for the 5th Annual Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament is now posted! Visit the link below and register to bid on many exciting items: Click here to view Online Auction! Items up for bid include: * Atlantic 10 Championship Tournament Gift Package, including championship tickets for semi-finals and finals March 2022 at the CapitalOne Arena in Washington, DC. * Philadelphia Eagles' preseason tickets to the game vs. Pittsburgh Steelers in August 2021. * One-hour private lesson in August 2021 with Johnny Gaudreau! * Rental of a private villa in the National Park of Cilento, Italy for 12;... Read more →


Crowd Loves Anti-Catholic Cannes Film

July 12, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the debut of "Benedetta" at the Cannes Film Festival: Worldwide, there are upwards of 1 billion Protestants, 1.4 billion Catholics and 1.8 billion Muslims. While Catholics revere Our Blessed Mother the most, the majority of Muslims, and many Protestants, hold the Virgin Mary in high esteem. Atheist film director Paul Verhoeven, who has a history of bigotry, both in print and on the screen, wants them to know that he has been thinking about them. His latest contribution to hate speech is "Benedetta," a movie designed to stick it to... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Holy See Fighting LGBTQ Inspired Bill in Italy

June 28, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an Italian bill that the Holy See is fighting: The Holy See is fighting an LGBTQ-inspired bill in Italy that would encroach on the free speech rights of the Catholic Church. The bill, which is the work of Alessandro Zen, a homosexual lawmaker, is being promoted by his followers as a necessary step to combat violence and hate speech. It is the latter issue that concerns the Holy See. Italy already has laws that condemn homophobia, so Zen's bill calls into question whether this proposed law is necessary. Catholics are... Read more →


Guest Opinion. 59 Democrats Lecture The Bishops

By Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contribut0r June 21, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a letter by Catholic Democrats directed at the bishops: Seems like everyone is lecturing the bishops these days. The latest to do so are 59 Democrats who identify as Catholics. Leading the charge is Rep. Rosa DeLauro. On June 18, she issued a "Statement of Principles" that chastises the bishops for addressing the issue of Catholic public figures who reject core Catholic moral teachings; 73% of the bishops voted to consider a document on the suitability of these self-identified Catholics to receive Holy Communion.... Read more →


Rev. William J. Bleiler, former Pastor of St. Michael's, Member of VFW Post 10886

On June 17, 2021, Rev. William J. Bleiler, age 87, was called to His Heavenly Home after a brief illness. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Fr. Bleiler served as an MP in the US Army in Germany during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge, he received his BA in Humanities from the University of Michigan in 1960, his BA in Philosophy from the University of Niagara in 1962 and then his BA in Theology from the Pontifical Urban University in Rome and was ordained on January 6, 1966 at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome by Pope Paul VI. Fr.... Read more →


The Corporal Works of Mercy: A Prisoner Who Kept His Promise To God

By Joanna Gardner/Diocese of Camden “Encountering Mercy” is a series exploring the corporal works of mercy during the Jubilee Year through the lens of the people whose lives exemplify them. In June the Diocese of Camden focuses on “Visit the Imprisoned.” This month’s profiles will highlight examples of those who experience these corporal works of mercy in their daily lives. James Pritchett, 47, was looking at going back to prison again, this time for 20 years. He had already spent seven years of his life in the criminal justice system, five of them at one time in his 20s, but... Read more →


Taxpayers Spend $19,000 Every Time a Non-Public School Child Transfers to a Public School

By Mary Beth Peabody/Catholic Star Herald New Jersey taxpayers spend $19,000 every time a non-public school child transfers to a public school. With final decisions expected by the end of June, all New Jersey residents have a stake in Governor Christie’s non-public education funding plans for 2016-17. “People think it’s a Catholic School issue,” said Sr. Rose DiFluri, Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Camden. “But it’s about making sure all school-aged children in New Jersey have equitable access to a safe school with appropriate resources. We’re talking about needs that must be met no matter where a... Read more →


Memories: Saint Mary Parish STEM Program

Written by Peter G. Sánchez First published August 30, 2018 GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 14, 2021)--The six weeks were coming to an end, but not without some Irish music.In the center of Gloucester Catholic High School’s library last week, Mark Jergensen strummed the banjo as Leniyah-Marie Osler practiced her skills on the tin whistle. In a corner, Aidan Grossman and Nevaeh Parrish were taught the bodhran by visitor Tom Brett. St. Mary's RC Church (CNBNews photo) “It’s been fun,” the 10-year-old Leniyah-Marie said as she put down her tin whistle. “I wish it wouldn’t end,” she added. For over a... Read more →


HELP WANTED: virtual hiring event for Gloucester City School District

Gloucester High School, Market Street and Crescent Blvd., Gloucester City, NJ 08030 (CNBNews photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 14, 2021)--Kelly Education will be hosting a virtual hiring event for Gloucester City School District on Thursday, June 17th at 2pm. We are currently hiring for Daily Substitute Teachers, Long Term Substitute Teachers, Building Permanent Substitute Teachers, Substitute Paraprofessionals, Permanent Paraprofessionals and Clerical roles in Gloucester City School District School District. If you are looking for a new job to gain valuable experience, please sign up for our Virtual Hiring Event using this link https://forms.office.com/r/0fpwgDNcZR. This hiring event will be live on... Read more →


Veterans make up 40 Percent of the Diocese of Camden’s Homeless Population

Gina Ireland, an Army veteran, shares her testimony of overcoming homelessness with her daughter through the help of Catholic Charities. Photo by Michael Walsh Knights of Columbus Council 6735 of St. Peter Church in Merchantville helped Catholic Charities throw an indoor barbecue on May 21 to raise awareness for the issue of veteran homelessness in South Jersey. The council reached out to surrounding councils and together donated all of the food for the event, plus the manpower to cook it. In spite of the rain, parishioners and families helped pack 100 “Welcome Home” kits of toiletries for formerly homeless veterans,... Read more →


*South Jersey Catholic Cemeteries Cleanup

The next holiday cleanup for South Jersey Catholic Cemeteries is scheduled to begin Monday, June 28. Prior to the cleanup date, they ask families to please remember to remove any keepsake items or mementos that they want to keep. The South Jersey Catholic Cemeteries handle 15 cemetery locations throughout southern New Jersey including our more popular cemeteries like Calvary Cemetery in Cherry Hill, Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Berlin, New St. Mary Cemetery in Bellmawr, Holy Cross Cemetery in Mays Landing, Sacred Heart Cemetery in Vineland, and All Saints Cemetery in Newfield. The cleanup schedule is available on THEIR website,... Read more →


30 STUDENTS FROM THE CLASS OF 2022 REPRESENTING 11 ARCHDIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOLS EARN

NATIONAL MERIT RECOGNIZED STUDENT DISTINCTION PHILADELPHIA PA (June 11, 2021)--Thirty students from the class of 2022 representing 11 Archdiocesan highs schools throughout the five-county region recently learned that they are National Merit®Recognized Students. This recognition is part of the National Merit® Scholarship Corporation’s (NMSC), National Merit® Scholarship Program. The NMSC’s mission is to recognize and honor academically talented students throughout the United States. NMSC accomplishes its mission by conducting nationwide academic scholarship programs. The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. Approximately 1.5 million high school students enter the program each... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Hysteria Grips Pro-Abortion Activists

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on abortion-rights activists: Pro-abortion activists are in a state of hysteria. The reasons why are not hard to understand. A baby at 40 weeks... Many don’t realize that Colorado is one of only eight U.S. states that permit abortion right up until birth. In fact, the only other places on Earth where a baby’s life can be medically terminated after 22 weeks are China, North Korea, Vietnam and Canada! In communities and states across the country there has been an explosion in pro-life legislation. In fact, more than 500... Read more →


William Matt, Gloucester City Councilman, Volunteer Fireman, Citizen of the Year

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--On September 28, 2004. Age 65. Of Gloucester City. Surrounded at home by his loving wife of 40 years Anne Marie (nee Wright). Devoted father of Karen F. Shaw (husband Kenneth) of Florida Kristine M. McCormick (husband William) of Atco and Michael A. Matt (wife Erin) of Marlton. Beloved grandfather of Madison, Matt, and Kaylee McCormick. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Bill was born and raised in Philadelphia and graduated from Dobbins Vocational High School. He and his parents moved to Gloucester City in 1957. He served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years and then... 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... Read more →


Diocese of Camden Claims Bankruptcy; June 30, 2021 Deadline to File Claim

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY In re The Diocese of Camden, New Jersey Case No. 20-21257 (JNP) PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT on October 1, 2020, The Diocese of Camden, New Jersey, (the “Diocese”) filed for protection under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Code. The Bankruptcy Court has established June 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (prevailing Eastern time) as the deadline to file proofs of claim against the Diocese (the “Bar Date”). If you have a claim against the Diocese including, without limitation, a claim related to sexual abuse committed by any... Read more →


SAINT MAXIMILIAN KOLBE SCHOOL FIFTH GRADE CLASS TO HOST FABIAN COUSTEAU

Students will have the opportunity to speak to Fabian Cousteau, founder of the Fabian Cousteau Ocean Learning Center and grandson of renowned oceanographer Jacques Cousteau The fifth grade class at Saint Maximilian Kolbe School in West Chester (Chester County) will host a Zoom video conference with Fabian Cousteau, founder of the Fabian Cousteau Ocean Learning Center (FCOLC) and grandson of renowned oceanographer Jacques Cousteau. As the students began research for their own underwater city model, which is nearly complete, they were inspired by research done by Mr. Cousteau’s Ocean Learning Center. The class will have the opportunity to ask him... Read more →


Catherine P. Zawojski, of Cherry Hill, Brooklawn; Member of Post 72 Aux., Boro Fire Dept. Aux

Catherine P. Zawojski Cherry Hill and formerly of Brooklawn – Age 91. On May 13, 2021. (nee Cline) Loving wife of 66 years to the late Paul William Zawojski. Devoted mother of Judith (James) Kain, Karen (Fred) Robinson, Josie Smith and Maryann (Marcus) Stewart. Beloved grandmother of Sean, Fred Jr., Paul, Kyle, Sydney, Tyler, Jeremiah, Mariah, and Laylah. Dear Sister of Richard (Diane) Cline, Phyllis “Betty” Cline, Patricia (late Christian) Kraft, Gerald Cline, and Dennis Cline. Loving brother-in-law of Richard “Dick” Weichman. Survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Catherine was born and raised in Gloucester City and was... Read more →


Funeral Services Held for Retired North Cape May Pastor, Father Richard L. Forbes, age 80

Father Richard L. Forbes, 80, former pastor in North Cape May, died on April 28. Since his retirement in 2009, he had made Cherry Hill’s Sacred Heart Residence his home. Born in New York on July 22, 1940, Father Forbes studied for the priesthood at Our Lady of the Angels Seminary in Albany, N.Y., and was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Camden on May 20, 1967, by Archbishop Celestine J. Damiano. From 1998 until his retirement, he was pastor of Saint John of God in North Cape May. From 1997-98, he served as administrator of Atlantic City’s Saint... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Should Biden Be Given Communion?

Bill Donohue | The Catholic League Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files April 30, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the controversy over President Biden receiving Communion: Should President Joe Biden be given Communion? That's not for the Catholic League to say. Our job is to defend the right of the Catholic Church to proclaim the truth, to teach the faithful and to disseminate Church teachings. We have no theology: We are a watchdog, a civil rights organization that fights defamation and discrimination. We also monitor those who seek to deceive the public or distort the Church's teachings. Importantly, we know... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Biden Forgot to Mention the Words Religion or Religious

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented on President Biden’s speech Wednesday night: In his address to the Congress, President Biden spoke to many of his constituents, mostly in the way of promising an expansion of existing government programs or starting new ones. He did not address the concerns of religious Americans. Over the past year, the faithful have had their religious rights abridged, if not eviscerated, by Covid restrictions. There were several court battles, reaching to the U.S. Supreme Court. Biden said nothing about these First Amendment restrictions. Nor did he mention the words “religion”... Read more →


Growing Up Gloucester Without Internet, Computers, Television or Cell Phones

UPDATED with new information below the original article William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The "Rough & Ready" guys are (bottom) from left, Jungle Murphy, Pete Coppola, Bob Grub, Beaver, Butch Shaffer (circle), Jake Burkardt, Bill "Wiby" Yeager, Frank "Reds" Grandizio, Jim Clements, Stanley Schellcroft. (photo provided) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--(April 26, 2021)--The other day we had a surprise visit from our long-time friend Howard Butch Shaffer. Butch has been living in South Carolina for some time but he was born and raised in Gloucester City. Invariably we got talking about our memories of Gloucester back in the day without the... Read more →


Op-Ed: Maxine Waters Inciting Riot in Minneapolis

“We’ve got to stay on the street and we’ve got to get more active, image courtesy of Politico we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.” Congresswoman Maxine Waters U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Water Leads The War On Cops Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Rep. Maxine Waters' latest call for racial division: Over the past year, there has been an explosion in anti-police rhetoric and behavior, much of it violent. Indeed, the cops are under siege in many American cities. Now Rep. Maxine Waters... Read more →


Mass for Persons with Disabilities at Cathedral Basilica of Peter and Paul

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul PHILADELPHIA PA--Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the annual Archdiocesan Mass for Persons with Disabilities. It is offered for the intention of persons with disabilities, the deaf community, their families, friends, and caregivers. Sunday, April 25, 2021 3:00 p.m. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 This celebration of the Eucharist seeks to embody the words of Pope Francis, “I pray that each person may feel God’s paternal gaze which affirms their full dignity and the unconditional value... Read more →