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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 →


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 →


Op-Ed: Hawaii Permits Nurses To Abort Babies

by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor A baby who was aborted at full-term source PLANNED PARENTHOOD Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new abortion law in Hawaii: Hawaii's new abortion law yields different fruit. The bad news is that feminists are once again endangering the lives of women. The good news is that fewer doctors want anything to do with abortion. Feminists scored another victory this week by championing a law in Hawaii that allows nurses to perform an abortion. In a time when lawmakers demand that every segment of the population be afforded the... Read more →


ALL CATHOLIC CONCERT BAND  TO PERFORM ITS ANNUAL FESTIVAL VIA LIVESTREAM TONIGHT

THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA Seventy-four students representing Archdiocesan Secondary Schools and private Catholic High Schools throughout the five-county region have been selected to participate in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 2021 All Catholic Concert Band. This year’s concert is under the direction of guest conductor, Mr. James Colonna, D.M.A, Director of Bands/Graduate Studies in Instrumental Conducting, Messiah University. It will be hosted by Mr. Michael Connor (Class of ’85), President of Cardinal O’Hara High School, Mrs. Eileen Vice (Class of ’89), Principal of Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield (Delaware County), and Mr. Hector Ramirez, Music Director for Cardinal O’Hara High... Read more →


OP-ED: Sex Transitioning For Minors Is Child Abuse

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor March 29, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on children who want to change their sex: It is all the rage among elites in many quarters to sanction sex transitioning for minors. It is time to call this madness for what it is—child abuse. The damage that is being done is incalculable. Consider what this process involves. Puberty blockers are used to facilitate the sex transition process. These medications stop the normal estrogen or testosterone progression in girls and boys during puberty, affecting vocal chord changes, the development of breast tissue, brain development and... Read more →


Archdiocese of Philadelphia to hold Holy Thursday Mass

HOLY THURSDAY MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER – April 1st 7:30 p.m. Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will be the principal celebrant and homilist. This Mass commemorates the Last Supper, during which Christ instituted the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, the Sacrament of Holy Orders, and gave us His commandment to love one another. The washing of feet, which is always optional, will not be performed during this celebration. Gloucestercitynews.net files Members of the Cathedral Schola, accompanied by organ, will assist with liturgical music. This Mass will be streamed live on the Archdiocese website http://archphila.org as well as on Archbishop Pérez’s... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Leno Apologizes To Asians But Not Catholics

March 25, 2021 Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Jay Leno's apology to Asians: Longtime NBC "Tonight Show" comedian Jay Leno has come out of retirement to apologize to Asian Americans for the bigoted jokes he told about them while hosting the late-night show. Will Catholics be next to receive an apology? Not a chance. The culture is too anti-Catholic to induce Leno to do so. CNBNews graphics From 1997 to 2015, I wrote well over a dozen news releases taking Leno to task for insulting Catholics; I only addressed his most offensive remarks.... Read more →


Dr. Janet T. Connell, of Green Valley, Arizona, age 78, formerly of Gloucester City, NJ

Janet T. Connell passed away on March 3, 2021. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, on March 9, 1942 to Richard Edward Connell and Anne Forebaugh Connell, and raised in Southern NJ. She graduated from Gloucester Catholic High School, the Camden Campus of Rutgers University, and Hahnemann Medical School (now Drexel Medical School), where she also took the residency in Psychiatry. Janet practiced general psychiatry in Philadelphia and Paoli, PA, specializing in the treatment of addictions. For 18 years Janet served as Director of the St. John Vianney Hospital, a treatment facility for Catholic priests and nuns in Downingtown, PA.... Read more →


THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA’S CATHOLIC CHORUS PERFORMS TONIGHT, LIVE STREAM

Eighty-four students representing Archdiocesan Secondary Schools and private Catholic High Schools throughout the five-county region have been selected to participate in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 2021 All Catholic Chorus Concert. This year’s concert is under the direction of guest conductor, Dr. Rachel Cornacchio, Professor of Music at Messiah University in Mechanicsburg (Cumberland County), and will be hosted by Mr. Thomas Lynch `72, President of Conwell-Egan Catholic High School, and Mr. Thomas Kuchler, Director of Performing Arts at Conwell-Egan Catholic High School in Fairless Hills (Bucks County). Saturday, March 20, 2021 6:30 p.m. Conwell-Egan Catholic High School Auditorium To view the... Read more →


$100,000 BATAVICK CHALLENGE – YOU DID IT!

We are thrilled to announce that YOU have UNLOCKED a $25,000 MATCHING CHALLENGE GIFT from GEORGE BATAVICK ’66!!! Our deepest gratitude is extended to all who have joined in support of our Philanthropy Week 2021 Celebration. There is still time to help us UNLOCK MATCHING CHALLENGE GIFTS from BARBARA (KEENAN) ’72 & ROBERT BROWN and NICHOLAS & ROSELYNN CALIO. WE ARE ON OUR WAY! WE THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING IN TODAY AND IMPACTING TOMORROW. YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Message from Thomas Iacovone, Jr., Interim Principal “I would like to thank George, Barbara, Bob, Roselynn and Nick... Read more →


Father Manuel Ubaldo Jauregui Vega Stabbed to Death Following MV Accident

Hilton Head Island, SC (March 14, 2021)--The Rev. Jairo Calderon, Parish Vicar, of the Holy Family Catholic Church, Hilton Head Island, SC is asking the public to pray for the family of Father Manuel Ubaldo Jauregui Vega. Father Vega surrounded by village children in Angola, Africa (source Facebook) Father Vega, was a dear friend and seminary classmate of Father Jairo Calderon, who was a missionary priest assigned to Angola, Africa for six years. He was stabbed to death on Sunday, March 7, following a slight accident in a parking lot, in which he damaged a motorcycle with his car. He... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Vatican Slams The Door On Gay Unions

Bill Donohue |CNBNews Contributor March 15, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a Vatican statement issued March 15 that is sure to be controversial: There will be no recognition of homosexual unions or marriage by the Catholic Church. It is non-negotiable. End of story. Pope Francis has been under considerable pressure by gay activists, in and out of the Church, to give the green light to gay marriage. The statement released by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to queries on this issue is the most decisive rejection of those efforts ever written. The Church's top... Read more →


Catholic Bishops Oppose COVID RELIEF BILL

BY Bill Donohue CNBNEWS CONTRIBUTOR March 10, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the bishops' opposition to the "Covid Relief Bill": The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has formally opposed the American Rescue Plan Act, more commonly known as the "Stimulus Bill" or the "Covid Relief Bill." Thanks to CNSNews, we learned that USCCB president José Gomez wrote a letter on March 6 to all U.S. Senators urging them to vote against the bill; several USCCB committee chairmen co-signed the letter. This came the day after the USCCB released a letter by Gomez (and the committee... Read more →


James F. Callahan, of Gloucester City, age 88; Machinist, Parishioner of St. Mary's

Gloucester City since 1970. On March 3, 2021. Age 88. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Bernard J. and Hilda E. (Travis) Callahan. He also predeceased by his brother, Joseph Callahan. James is survived by his many nieces and nephews. James worked for 44 years as a machinist with Strutters & Dunn Manufacturing Company in Pitman, NJ before his retirement in 1994. He was a parishioner of St. Mary’s R.C. Church in Gloucester City. Funeral services will be celebrated at 11 am on Wednesday, March 10th at the McCann-Healey Funeral Home, 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester... Read more →


New Jersey Relaxes Rules for Indoor Wedding Receptions and Outdoor Receptions

courtesy of unsplash.com Last Updated: 03/03/2021 Yes, so long as ceremonies and receptions comply with the limits on gatherings and other safety guidelines. Note: Indoor wedding receptions are currently capped at 10 people, while outdoor receptions are limited to 25 people under the current limits on gatherings. Effective Friday, March 5 at 6 am, indoor wedding receptions will be capped at 35 percent of the room's indoor capacity, but no more than 150 individuals, and outdoor receptions will be limited to 150 individuals. See below for more details on ceremonies, venues, and marriage licenses. Whenever outside, please do your part... Read more →


Guest Opinion:

The Politics Of Branding Biden A Catholic

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Biden's Catholic standing: Everyone knew that Sen. Joe Lieberman was proudly Jewish, so there was no need to persuade the public of his religious status. Similarly, it is widely recognized that Sen. Mitt Romney is a practicing Mormon, therefore making moot attempts to prove he is. President Biden is different. Not a day goes by without some commentators, usually left-wing Catholics, trying to convince the public that he is a model Catholic. Gloucestercitynews.net files This is disingenuous. If Biden were a model Catholic, there would be no need... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Gov. Cumo Needs to Resign

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on accusations of sexual harassment against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: Gov. Andrew Cuomo needs to step aside immediately pending an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace. In doing so, he would simply be taking the same medicine he has prescribed for the Catholic Church. If a priest is accused of sexual misconduct, the Church’s zero tolerance policy insists he must step aside pending an investigation. Initially, this policy was directed at offenses committed against minors. However, in 2017 and 2019, Pope Francis said that zero... Read more →


Christians Beware of the Equality Act; Tell Your Congress Member to Vote No

Bill Donohue |CNBNews Contributor February 22, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why the Equality Act is flawed: According to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Equality Act is "about ending discrimination"; President Joe Biden agrees. That may be its intent, but its effect is to promote the most comprehensive assault on Christianity ever written into law. This explains why the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has been fighting this proposed law for years. Most recently it said the Equality Act "would discriminate against people of faith." The Catholic League and many other civil rights and religious organizations have... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Biden v. The Bishops

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor February 19, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the growing tension between President Biden and the bishops: President Biden has been in office for just over a month and already he is on a collision course with the bishops. It reached a new level today when he issued a statement endorsing the Equality Act; next week it will be voted on in the House and will also be reintroduced in the Senate. Biden sees the Equality Act as granting "dignity and respect" to everyone, making sure that "America lives up to our foundational... Read more →


Eleanor "Mac" Loughery, of Gloucester City, age 99; Devoted St. Mary's Parishioner, GHS Alum

Gloucester City – On February 13, 2021. Age 99. (nee Mackey). Loving wife of 30 years to the late John M. Loughery. Loving mother of Thomas Loughery and his wife, Jane. Predeceased by her children, Michael Loughery, John M. Loughery, Jr. and Theresa Loughery. Beloved mother-in-law of Bernadette Loughery. Cherished grandmother of Vanessa Fernandez (Jorge), Meredith Loughery and Thomas A. Loughery. Cherished great-grandmother of Ryan, Justin and Natalie Fernandez. Eleanor was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1940. She was a faithful and devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Gloucester City. Mac and her friends would attend... Read more →


Bill Donohue Remembering Rush Limbaugh

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the death of Rush Limbaugh: No talk-show host, on radio or TV—liberal or conservative—has ever had as much public impact as Rush Limbaugh. His voice was a gift from God and his daily presentations and musings were classic. He did not need prepared scripts: his commentary was fluid, coherent and persuasive. Indeed, he captivated his audience in a way no one else ever has. Rush was also a good friend of the Catholic League. His kind remarks about our work, and his decision to interview me for his monthly newsletter (April 2014) is... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Registration Day Feb. 20

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --Gloucester Catholic Junior-Senior High School is currently accepting applications for those families wishing to enroll students in Grades 7-12 for the 2021-2022 school year. Registration for incoming Junior and Senior High students will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Attendees will have a great opportunity to meet the incoming students, their families, along with faculty and staff! Three Easy Ways to Register! 1. TRADITIONAL MAIL Mail registration packet to: Gloucester Catholic 333 Ridgeway Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030 MEMO: GC Registration 2. "DRIVE-BY DROP OFF" "Drive by Drop Off" at... Read more →


Ash Wednesday Service at Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the 12:05 p.m. Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent for Christians throughout the world. Lent is a 40-day period of penitence, prayer, fasting and almsgiving from Ash Wednesday through Holy Thursday in preparation for the celebration of Easter. Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:05 p.m. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Read more →