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President Trump Lambasted for Opposing Infanticide

by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor September 25, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on reaction to President Trump's "Born Alive" executive order: President Trump announced this week that he will sign an executive order mandating that doctors attend to babies born alive, "no matter what the circumstances." The proximate cause of his order is the practice of denying medical care to babies born alive as a result of a botched abortion. The American people are overwhelmingly opposed to late-term abortions. What Trump plans to do goes beyond partial-birth abortion: His executive order is targeted at prohibiting infanticide. Astonishingly, he... Read more →


CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA RECEIVE RECOGNITION

AS 2020 NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS OF EXCELLENCE Mother of Providence Regional Catholic School in Wallingford (Delaware County), Saint Katharine of Sienna Parish School in Wayne (Delaware County), and Saint Patrick Schoolin Malvern (Chester County) were selected as part of the 2020 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools in an announcement made today by Betsy DeVos, the United States Secretary of Education. The Archdiocesan schools are three of 367 schools and among only 50 non-public schools selected nationally for this distinction. Each school was chosen for this honor based on overall academic excellence. Two of the three received National Blue Ribbon... Read more →


*Virtual Support Bereavement Meetings Every Wed.

Dawn Lipomi, a Diocese of Camden certified bereavement minister, is holding virtual grief support meetings for people who have lost a loved one on Wednesday evenings. Dawn writes, "I’ll be hosting virtual grief support meetings each week on Wednesday evening. If you’d like to join us, we’d love to have you! It is not too late to sign up for tonight's meeting." "Please message, email or text, me for the meeting link. To ensure privacy and confidentiality of those who attend, I cannot post the link to our meeting publicly. You can also contact me through our Facebook page: Holy Child... Read more →


Churches Must Stay Closed Says "Dictator Pelosi"

September 21, 2020 Gloucestercitynews.net files Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Rep. Nancy Pelosi's position on the reopening of churches: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wants to stop Catholics from attending Mass. She took this position after San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone called for San Francisco Mayor London Breed to amend her policy on church attendance. Breed said churches can reopen at 25 percent capacity but that only one person at a time is allowed inside churches to pray. Pelosi not only supports this policy, she lambasted Archbishop Cordileone for protesting it. She lectured... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Trump Ensures Religious Liberty on Campus

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new Trump directive on religious liberty: For many years now, I have said that there is more free speech allowed in your local pub than there is on your local college campus. Ditto for religious rights. It took the Trump administration, led by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, to assure that colleges and universities catch up to pub standards. On September 9, DeVos issued a new directive that holds public institutions of higher education accountable for enforcing norms that protect free speech and religious liberty on campus. For... Read more →


New York Times Earns Spot In "1619 Project" 

Ronald J. Rychlak, Distinguished Professor University of Mississippi School of Law Catholic League president Bill Donohue discusses the racist record of the New York Times: Coming on the heels of a bloody summer, much of it driven by racially charged rhetoric and behavior, the new school year has begun. But not without calls to address racism. Elementary and secondary students are being primed to learn about America's irredeemably racist past, present, and future. Gloucestercitynews.net files The favorite resource for educators is the "1619 Project." It is a proposed curriculum being disseminated by the New York Times that seeks to revise American... Read more →


Saint Bartholomew Church in Camden City Recognized as a Historical Treasure

By admin - August 27, 2020 Photo by Dave Hernandez Father Vincent Guest, the pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Camden City, blesses a plaque announcing that Saint Bartholomew Church is on the National Register of Historic Places. CAMDEN CITY NJ --On Sunday, Aug. 23, the community of Saint Bartholomew’s Roman Catholic Church in Camden CITY, NJ celebrated the designation of the historical status of the church at the conclusion of their 11 a.m. Sunday Mass. Saint Bartholomew’s was added to the New Jersey and National Register of Historic Places based on its mid-20th century vernacular ecclesiastical architecture. Saint Bartholomew’s was established... Read more →


UPDATE FROM THE OFFICE OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION  REGARDING TEACHER CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

On September 8, 2020, lay teachers from the 17 high schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia represented by the Association of Catholic Teachers, Local 1776 (ACT 1776) will gather to vote on a new Labor Management Agreement (LMA). Negotiation teams from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education (OCE/The System) and ACT 1776 began meeting regularly in July. They will continue working through the weekend in an effort to reach a tentative agreement. Discussions to date have been substantive, but few proposals from either side have been agreed upon at this time. In advance of the final round of discussions,... Read more →


OPINION: Pro-Abortion Catholics for Choice Should Fold

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor September 3, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Catholics for Choice: In 1973, in the year that abortion was legalized, an anti-Catholic group was founded to promote abortion rights. But it was not the usual anti-Catholic outfit. This one falsely assumed a Catholic identity. Initially called Catholics for a Free Choice, it would later shorten its name to Catholics for Choice. Having been around for almost a half century, it now looks like it is in disarray. When it was founded in New York City, it did not set up shop in the New... Read more →


FINAL CALL: Bid on 69 Amazing Items in GC's 16th Annual Basket Auction!

FINAL CALL: Gloucester Catholic's 16th Annual Basket Auction is open for bidding through Friday, August 28! See details below and join us in supporting GC by bidding on some great items! The Basket Auction currently has 69 amazing items up for bid. Click on the link below to enter the Basket Auction and view dozens of exciting items! Items up for bid cover many areas of interest -- including furniture, Jersey Shore favorites, gaming, gift certificates, holiday gifts, home decor, health and fitness, kitchen, music, sports, purse palooza, tools, tickets and travel among many others! Basket Auction Home Page Auction Ends:... Read more →


OP-ED: COVID-19 Impact on Mental Health Worsens

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor August 27, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how Covid-19 is affecting mental health: Andrew Copson is the chief executive of Humanists UK. On August 27, he published a piece on the United Kingdom website, Politics, noting that coronavirus presents Brits with a novel challenge. "For the majority of Brits—more than 52% of whom identify as non-religious—this is the first time in living history that a crisis has been met without religion." Copson is right about that. But his celebratory tone is undercut by his inability to cite data that support the secular approach... Read more →


Camden Catholic High School Teacher Charged with Alleged Sexual Assault of Student

Camden City, N.J. (August 26, 2020)--– A high school teacher has been charged for repeatedly sexually assaulting an underage victim that began when the victim was her 17-year-old student, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Cherry Hill Police Chief William “Bud” Monaghan and Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins. Bridget Sipera, 36, of Cherry Hill, was charged on Aug. 26 in Cherry Hill with one count of second-degree Sexual Assault and one count of second-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. She was also charged with one count of second-degree Sexual Assault and one count of second-degree... Read more →


THE FUTURE OF FALL INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS IN THE 17 ARCHDIOCESAN HS

PHILADELPHIA PA (August 24, 2020)--Today, all school families, administrators, faculty, and staff in the 17 Archdiocesan high schools located throughout the five-county regions received a joint letter from Sister Maureen Lawrence McDermott, I.H.M. Ph.D., Superintendent for Secondary Schools for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and Irene Horstmann Hannan, Chief Executive Officer of Faith in the Future. The letter was in regard to the status of interscholastic athletic competition for the fall season. The full text of that letter is below. Since the emergence of the coronavirus as a national health emergency last spring, we have worked diligently to maintain the health and... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Annual Basket Auction August 23 through August 28

The countdown is on! Only one day remaining before you can bid on items in Gloucester Catholic's 16th Annual Basket Auction! See details below and join us in supporting GC by bidding on some great items! The Basket Auction currently has 68 amazing items up for bid, including Item #4 (see photo at right), a basket filled with gift cards and supplies especially for pet owners! Also check out Items No. 67 (DeWalt Atomic 20v Compact Cordless Tool Kit) and Item No. 50 (Tory Burch Taylor Tote) -- see photos at right. Click on the link below to enter the Basket... Read more →


Pro-Life Democrats Tried to Persuade Leadership to Soften Language on Abortion

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Democratic Party Platform: Pro-life Democrats tried to persuade Joe Biden and the leadership of the Democratic Party to soften their language on abortion rights. But the 2020 Democratic Party Platform There was a time Biden was against abortion but no more...Now he believes an unborn child can be aborted up until the last month. Because of his stance, some priests have refused to give him communion . that passed on August 19 shows they lost. Indeed, they lost on every recommendation they made. On May 12, Kristen Day,... Read more →


Are Biden and Linda Sarsour Good Buddies?

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor August 19, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Joe Biden's criticism of Linda Sarsour: Linda Sarsour is one of the most notorious anti-Semites in the nation. A former leader of the Women's March, she was forced to step down from its board because of her hate speech. Biden and Sarsour Sarsour not only supports Sharia law, she is a strong advocate of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement, the organized campaign to economically crush Israel. She recently endorsed Joe Biden. Yesterday, she spoke at a Democratic National Convention (DNC) council meeting. However, the Biden... Read more →


Rev. William Kelly Seeking Support for St. Brendan the Navigator Parish Raffle

AVALON, NJ --Please see the attached video link from Rev. William Kelly regarding the annual parish raffle in September. The Church, located at 5012 Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202 relies on the raffle to pay for church expenses and provide for those parishioners in need. This year, more than ever because of the coronavirus pandemic, the church is seeking participants for the raffle. Only a limited number of tickets are sold. Don't delay buy one today. For more information/tickets, please call (609) 967-3746. Read more →


OP-ED: Scoring Biden And Trump On Religion

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the recent spat over President Trump's criticism of Joe Biden's religious beliefs: Gloucestercitynews.net files (August 13, 2020)--On August 6, President Trump accused Joe Biden of being "against God." When I read this on August 7, I released the following tweet: "Trump has no business smearing Biden's personal faith. What he said is indefensible. He should stick to policy matters, not personal ones." In a Politico/Morning Consult survey released in June, only 27% of registered voters said they believed Trump to be religious. That should have given Trump pause when... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Kamala Harris' Catholic Problem

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor August 12, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the problem Sen. Kamala Harris will have with Catholics: Once Catholic voters learn more about Kamala Harris' positions on an array of moral issues, Joe Biden's vice presidential pick will have a hard time winning them over. To begin with, Harris has tainted herself with the brush of anti-Catholicism. In 2018, she sought to stop a Trump nominee for a seat on the federal bench simply because he was Catholic. In doing so, she invoked a religious test for the bench, a patently unconstitutional act. Here... Read more →


Catholic Charities Penns Grove to the Rescue

By Mary McCusker Photo by Mary McCusker Cristina Chillem, Director of Health and Wellness for Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, speaks to a woman at the agency’s food distribution on July 24 in Penns Grove. It was one of 34 food distributions that Catholic Charities has held in South Jersey in recent months to serve those who are suffering from unemployment and other financial challenges brought about by the pandemic. Pablo Hernandez was one of the 61 individuals who came to Catholic Charities’ office in Penns Grove on July 24 to pick up food, undeterred by the heatwave and intermittent drizzling.... Read more →


Groundbreaking Monday for St. Rita Place

SOUTH PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 8, 2020)--Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS), in partnership with the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia, will hold a special groundbreaking ceremony for Saint Rita Place, an affordable housing community for independent seniors in South Philadelphia. Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will preside over the blessing and groundbreaking service. He will joined by Reverend Michael Di Gregorio, O.S.A., the Prior Provincial of the Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova; Mr. James Amato, Secretary for Catholic Human Services; Ms. Heather Huot, Director of CHCS; members of the CHCS Board of Directors;... Read more →


Guest Opinion: AOC ATTACKS FR. DAMIEN

Bill Donohue | CNBNewsnet Catholic League president Bill Donohue wrote the following letter to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) today: August 3, 2020 Hon. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 229 Cannon HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: Without provocation, you recently exploded in a fit of rage when you condemned Father Damien, the 19th century priest who gave his life to serving lepers on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. Referring to a statue of him in the U.S. Capitol, you said, “This is what patriarchy and white supremacist culture looks like!” Your remarks evince an offensive ethnocentrism. You disrespected the people of Hawaii: It... Read more →


Camden Diocese Spent Over $18M in Settlements to Sex Abuse Survivors; Because of COVID Closing Account

(Camden City, NJ)(August 1, 2020)--For nearly 30 years the Diocese of Camden has been committed to providing professional counseling to the survivors of child sexual abuse to assist in the healing process and, where it has been requested, to the survivors’ parents, spouses and children. Thus far, the Diocese has expended nearly $1 million in providing such therapeutic assistance. In addition, to offer a measure of justice to the survivors of clerical abuse, the Diocese of Camden paid financial settlements totaling $10,270,000 from 1990 until last year. In June of last year, along with the Archdiocese of Newark and the other... Read more →


Washington D.C. Police Arrest Students for Life of America Members

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AUGUST 1, 2020)--Students for Life of America and the Frederick Douglass Foundation had planned to write the words “BLACK PREBORN LIVES MATTER” on the sidewalk outside an abortion clinic in Washington, D.C. Saturday morning, according to a Students for Life press release. However, despite obtaining a permit for their event the D.C. police arrested two members this morning for writing their slogan on the sidewalk with chalk. The Students for Life of American issued the following press release; Just weeks ago D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser painted the streets of Washington, D.C. with a powerful slogan, “BLACK LIVES MATTER,” and... Read more →


Guest Opinion: The Scourge of White Liberal Racism

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the problem of white liberal racism: It is now considered a truth of the highest order that the United States is irredeemably racist. This has been the steady drumbeat of reporters and commentators for months on end. The villains, of course, are white people. However, thanks to Robert P. Jones, we can rest assured knowing white Christians are the real devil. Jones has a problem with white people, especially white Christians. This is so notwithstanding the fact that he is both white and Christian. I erred: Let me take... 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... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Property Rights and Religious Liberty are Being Threatened

by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest attacks on Christianity: Last week, the U.S. State Department released its “Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights.” The distinguished panel of experts, chaired by Harvard Law professor Mary Ann Glendon, gave prominence to the role that religious liberty plays in the making of a free society. “Foremost among the unalienable rights that government is established to secure, from the founders’ point of view, are property rights and religious liberty.” Regrettably, property rights and religious liberty are threatened today, both at home and abroad. News stories... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: New York Times' Bias Is Not Always Obvious

BY BILL DONOHUE | CNBNews Contributor July 16, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on further evidence of bias reporting at the New York Times: The opinion editor of the New York Times, Bari Weiss, resigned this week after being shamed for doing her job. She criticized what she saw as a censorial workplace, one that was biased against conservative opinion. Indeed, she said she experienced "unlawful discrimination" and a "hostile work environment." What Weiss endured was widely covered by the media. What the media do not cover are the multiple instances of bias of a more subtle nature, and... Read more →


New Pastor Appointments & Priest Assignments

Bishop Dennis Sullivan announces three pastor appointments. Each is for a six-year term effective July 15. — Father Rene L. Canales, parochial vicar, Our Lady of Hope, Blackwood is named pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Lindenwold. Father Canales, 45, has been in ministry to Hispanic Catholics in Blackwood and the surrounding area since 2015. He also has been heavily involved with the Charismatic Renewal for many years. Born in El Salvador, he came to the United States illegally when he was 16 years old. He worked on farms in Florida and kitchens in Atlantic City before beginning seminary studies at... Read more →


Guest Opinion: NYC and Chicago Mayors Must Go

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how much the mayors of New York City and Chicago have in common: THE WORST! New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot share a similar record on their handling of violence, public health and religious liberty. Both are a disgrace. Over the 4th of July weekend, 19 persons died of COVID-19 in New York City. During that same period, 64 people were shot and 10 were killed. In Chicago, 9 persons died of the virus over those three days; 64 were wounded and 15 were... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Abortion Poll, Bad News for Biden

Bill Donahue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a Gallup poll on abortion that does not bode well for Joe Biden: A new Gallup survey on abortion reveals that this is an issue that should worry Joe Biden. It found that 24% of Americans say that the candidate they will vote for must share their position on abortion. Significantly, this was true of 30% of those who are pro-life, but only 19% of those who are pro-abortion. Trump is pro-life and Biden is pro-abortion. Independents, as compared to Republicans and Democrats, are more likely not to rate... Read more →


Catholic Priest in Indiana Suspended for Comparing Antifa and Black Lives Matter to Taliban

By James Crump , The Independent•July 2, 2020 CARMEL, INDIANA--The suspension of Father Theodore Rothrock was announced Wednesday by the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana, which represents 24 Indiana counties. Rothrock was the pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Carmel. In a June 28 bulletin to his parish, Rothrock compared antifa and Black Lives Matter organizers to the Taliban in “the obliteration of our history.” “The brutal murder of a black man in police custody has sparked a landslide of reaction to the alleged systemic racism in America,” Rothrock wrote. “On the heels of the Covid sequestration, the bottled-up tension of an... Read more →


Monsignor Michael Doyle, Longtime Pastor of Sacred Heart to retire July 15

admin Camden City, NJ (July 2, 2020)--Bishop Dennis Sullivan announces that Msgr. Michael J. Doyle, the longtime pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Camden, will retire on July 15. Msgr. Doyle, 85, has been pastor of Sacred Heart since 1974, a time when he was known for his opposition to the Vietnam War. During his time at Sacred Heart he founded the housing non-profit Heart of Camden; hosted a visit by Saint Teresa of Kolkata; and built support for his South Camden parish among Catholics who live in the suburbs. An eloquent advocate for the poor who is renowned for his... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Destroying Religious Statues Is Vintage Left

A statue of Catholic St. Junipero Serra was torn down in San Francisco, CA on June 20, and in Los Angeles on the same day, rioters pulled down a statue of St. Junipero. Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor A statue of Catholic St. Junipero Serra was torn down in San Francisco, CA on June 20, and in Los Angeles on the same day, rioters pulled down a statue of St. Junipero. The Catholic bishops of California say the saint was “ahead of his time” in defending the rights of indigenous peoples. Matthew Bunson, executive editor and Washington bureau chief of EWTN... Read more →


VIDEO: Life With Msgr. Hodge, Pastor of St. Mary's

Anthony Herbert interviews Msgr. Hodge GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 1, 2020)--Monsignor William A. Hodge, pastor of St. Mary's Parish sits down with Anthony Herbert, of Gloucester City, for an interview. He answers a variety of questions, including some personal. For example, at one point in his life, he wanted to be a missionary in some far off country but Bishop Guilfoyle suggested that now wasn't the time, that he needed me here. Some of the other questions were, why do we fold our hands when we pray? Why does a priest sing/chant some parts of the mass? What do the different... Read more →


Jack Williams, NMN, SHSN E3, of Gloucester City

Jack Williams, NMN, SHSN E3 April 16, 1993 - April 19, 2020. Age 27. Of Gloucester City. Beloved and cherished son of Luke Williams and Michele L. Greene. Loving brother of Luke and Colleen (Murphy) Williams, Sadie and Erick Williams, Grace Williams and Bridget and Christopher Moise. Cherished grandson of Joseph and Emily Greene. Predeceased by Frank and Ann Williams. Also survived by many loving Aunts, Uncles and 26 first Cousins. Gloucestercitynews.net files Called home on Divine Mercy Sunday, our dearest Jack. He was a free spirit minimalist passionate about everything he did. He truly loved his family and friends locally... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Two of the Worst Political Leaders in NY History Get Creamed in Court

DE BLASIO AND CUOMO EXCEEDED THEIR AUTHORITY Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a judicial decision just handed down that is of utmost importance to people of faith: Protesters can take to the streets, some violently, and that is okay by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo—the mob does not have to abide by social distancing rules—but religious New Yorkers cannot congregate in their houses of worship lest they imperil the public health. de Blasio and Cuomo Well, the jig is up. U.S. District Court Judge Gary Sharpe issued a preliminary injunction on... Read more →


Illinois Catholic Charities Ask High Court to Support Faith-Based Foster Parenting

Thomas More Society Files Brief in United States Supreme Court Religious Rights Case (June 17, 2020 – Washington, DC) A Philadelphia law that purports to prevent discrimination actually harms children through religious discrimination, according to an amici curiae (friends of the court) brief filed with the United States Supreme Court by the Thomas More Soci ety. Representing Catholic Charities from two Illinois dioceses of the Roman Catholic Church, the brief, filed June 3, 2020, in Sharonell Fulton, et al. v. City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, et. al., supports Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, along with foster parents Sharonell Fulton... Read more →


Earl 'Butch' W. Bohrer, Jr.; St. Mary's Parishioner, K of C Member, LL and Soccer Coach

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --Surrounded by his loving family, at home, on June 12, 2020. Age 62. Of Gloucester City. Loving and devoted husband of Joan K. Bohrer (nee Flinn). Loving father of Courtney, Kathleen, Brian (Abby), Heather (Ken) and the late Billy. Cherished grandfather of Ellen Louise, Kenny, Lindsay and Nicholas. Beloved brother of Elaine Betts (Herb) and Jodi Applegate (Rich). Predeceased by his parents, Louise and Earl Bohrer and his in-laws, Joan and Ray Flinn. Beloved brother –in-law of Dennis, Liz (Patty), Kevin, Joyce and the late Stephen (Flinn). Also survived by his “brothers” John and Dan O’Sullivan and Ken... Read more →


Father Paul Hao Trinh, Served at Various Post in the Camden Diocese

Escaped from Vietnam Father Paul Hao Trinh, a priest of the Diocese of Camden for almost 30 years, died June 1 at the age of 83. Since 2007, he had been on sick leave. In his active ministry, he served as parochial vicar at Saint Joseph Pro-Cathedral, Camden, 1990-93; and Saint Joseph, Swedesboro, 1993-2000. From 2000 until the end of his active ministry, he was chaplain at Virtua Hospital in Voorhees. Born in Vietnam on Dec. 3, 1936, Father Trinh, who held a doctorate in adolescent psychology, studied at the Catholic University of Paris and Sorbonne in France. It was a... Read more →


Fr. Carmen A. Carlone, former Parish Pastor in Vineland, Williamstown, Berlin, Hammonton

Father Carmen A. Carlone, former pastor at Catholic communities in Vineland, Williamstown, Berlin, and Hammonton, died May 29 at the age of 77. In 2010, Father Carlone retired after 41 years as an active priest in the Diocese of Camden. Born in Penns Grove on May 14, 1943, he studied at the Pontifical North American College in Rome before being ordained there on Dec. 19, 1969 by Cardinal James A. Hickey of Washington. His first assignment was as parochial vicar at Saint Ann, Wildwood from 1970-74. Father Carlone served as parochial vicar at Saint Stephen Parish, Pennsauken, 1974-80, before being named... Read more →


K of C Council #674 Continues to Help St. Marys Parish, Gloucester City

By Neal Cullen The Catholic Star Herald (Gloucester City, NJ)(June 11, 2020)--Our Pastor, Monsignor William Hodge reported that the parish collection had fallen off due to the cancellation of all Masses in our diocese during the pandemic. As a council, we knew we needed to do something. Several ideas were considered. We decided to hold what we call a “Curbside Collection.” Each Sunday, we have between four and six Brother Knights take up the weekly collection in front of the church. Everyone is wearing a mask, gloves and taking precautions to protect themselves and the parishioners. Cars drive by and drop... Read more →


Guest Opinion: White Liberals Need To Pony Up

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor June 8, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how white liberals are responding to the protests: It is fascinating to see how white liberals are responding to the protests and the quest for racial equality. They are long on sermons but short on remedies, though that doesn’t mean they have nothing to say. They do. It's just that their ideas are either tired or amount to nothing more than grandstanding. Their intellectual universe is small, as well as silly. On June 5, the Human Rights Campaign, which is a pro-homosexual organization, decided to jump... 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... Read more →


9 Elementary Schools and I High School Closing in the Archdiocese of Newark

, 2020 NEWARK, NJ --(June 7, 2020)--Ten Catholic schools - nine elementary and one high school around northern New Jersey - will close at the end of the academic year, the Archdiocese of Newark has announced. NJ.com reports that the 10 schools will continue online learning through the end of the year, in line with Gov. Phil Murphy’s order aimed at curbing the coronavirus pandemic in the state, The schools closing: Academy of St. Therese of Lisieux in Cresskill, St. Anne School in Fair Lawn, Trinity Academy in Caldwell, Good Shepherd Academy in Irvington, Our Lady Help of Christians School in... Read more →