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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.... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

*Diocese of Camden Married/Engaged Events

By Carmela Malerba - St. Andrew the Apostle Church Pre-Cana program, to aid in the preparation of couples for the Sacrament of Marriage, led by the Pre-Cana Team, Rev. Victorino Coronado, Deacon Craig and Judy Bickel and other faith-filled married couples from the parish. Many topics and discussions will take place on subjects such as communication, listening, family, conflict resolution skills, intimacy, finance, couple prayer, spirituality, conscience formation and more; includes Vigil Mass. Dates TBD. Cost, $150 per couple. For more information call Chris Bello,... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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;... 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,... Read more →

Archdiocese on the Resumption of Mass Sometime in June

PHILADELPHIA, PA --The Archdiocese of Philadelphia released the following statement on Saturday pertaining to the anticipated resumption of Mass. In mid-March, the celebration of public Mass was suspended in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the obligation for the faithful to attend Mass was dispensed. Those decisions were not made lightly and were always intended to be temporary measures. They were made out of necessity for the common good and in recognition of the fact that all of us share a responsibility for the preservation of... Read more →

CNBNews April & May Cheers and Jeers

"No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow." ~MAYA ANGELOU JEER--Did you see the massive graffiti (right-hand top of photo)on the ramp on the 295 Missing Moves project in Bellmawr? Those responsible have added to the cost of the $180 million projects since their scribble will have to be removed. A Hiss! Boo! to whoever is supposed to be keeping the vandals away from that area. No doubt the police are spending their... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Speaker Pelosi and Democrats Declare War on Catholic Schools

May 18, 2020 Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest attack on Catholic schools: Gloucestercitynews.net files Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who boasts of her Catholic schooling, is now seeking to cripple Catholic schools. She has money in her bill, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, for illegal aliens and sanctuary cities, but wants to rescind funding for Catholic schools that were granted money by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The United... Read more →

Knights of Columbus Donates $50,000 to People in Philadelphia Area in Need of Food

PHILADELPHIA, PA (May 18, 2020)--Individuals and families across the Philadelphia region who are in need of healthy and nutritious sustenance in the face of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are receiving a boost thanks to a $50,000 donation from The Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic fraternal organization, facilitated through Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS). The donated funds will benefit five pantries supported by NDS’ Community Food Program and will be used to purchase food for those in critical need of... Read more →

Sister Virginia O'Hare, former Principal of the Sacred Heart School, Mt. Ephraim

Sr. Virginia O’Hare SUSC (Sister Agnes William) May 4, 1925~ April 20, 2020 Sister Virginia O’Hare (Sr. Agnes William) SUSC died April 20 at The Jewish Home of Fall River. She was born in Fall River, the daughter of the late William and Mary (Sullivan) O’Hare. Sr Virginia would have celebrated her 95th birthday on May 4. In addition to her Holy Union Sisters, her sister Angela Hopkins, her brother William and his wife Patricia, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews survive her. She was predeceased... Read more →

Man Who Smeared Wartime Pope Dies

May 15, 2020 The following article was written by Ronald Rychlak, Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi Law School. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of the Catholic League. Rolf Hochhuth has passed away in Germany at the age of 89. He is best known as author of the 1963 play The Deputy (Der Stellvertreter), which first raised serious charges against Pope Pius XII and his leadership of the Catholic Church during the Holocaust. The play tried to make the... Read more →


Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on remarks made by Cardinal Timothy Dolan that have upset some Catholics: When Catholic leaders are asked to meet with a president of the United States, or his staff, they oblige, and it matters not a whit whether he is a Democrat or a Republican. This is true of myself, and it is certainly true of the clergy. Even when those invited may not have voted for that president, prudence dictates that they find... Read more →

Sister Patricia Sheeran, Dedicated her Life to Prayer, Health Care and Chuckles

By Peter G. Sánchez -April 23, 2020 Hair, sunglasses, slacks and socks — all bright red. A nurse’s scrub top bursting with colored hearts. A pocket full of finger puppets and a jar of bubble solution. These are in the “medical kit” that Sister Patricia Sheeran, OSF, dressed as the clown named “Nurse HeartBlessing,” has been carrying with her for almost 20 years to sick adults and children throughout South Jersey. In her 60 years as a professed Franciscan Sister of Allegany, and more recent... Read more →

Bea Lindoerfer of Gloucester City; Part owner of SJ Cable Company and Keenan's TV and Appliances

Gloucester City, NJ--Surrounded by her loving family, on April 23, 2020. Age 98. (nee Pack). Of Gloucester City. Loving and devoted wife of the late William F. Lindoerfer. Loving mother of Beatrice L. Buckley and her husband, James and William E. Lindoerfer and his wife, Mary Lou. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer Hunter (Bruce), Megan O’Brien (Shawn), James Buckley (Kristene), William Lindoerfer (Linda), Brian Lindoerfer (Tracie), Amy Hobert (Chris) and great-grandmother of Lauren Lindoerfer, Billy Lindoerfer, Emily Lindoerfer, Brady Lindoerfer, Cole Hobert, Chase Hobert, Sloane Hunter,... Read more →

Congressman Says Banning Church Services Violates First Amendment

March 13, 2020 Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) sent a letter to Governor John Bel Edwards expressing concerns that an executive order banning church services with more than 250 people would violate First Amendment protections in the U.S. Constitution. The letter reads, in part, “As you know, the First Amendment to the United States Constitution specifically bars the government from making laws respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. I agree that all our constituents and religious... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Bias Individuals Oppose Funds for Religious Groups

By Bill Donahue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on opposition to federal funding of religious groups affected by the coronavirus pandemic: The apostles of inclusion always draw the line when it comes to houses of worship and religious non-profits. They have done so again now that religious non-profits qualify for financial assistance from the Small Business Administration. This bothers them: they want to discriminate against these entities. The Trump administration does not believe it is proper to discriminate against any organization... Read more →

Patricia M. Chew of Gloucester City

Surrounded by her loving family, on April 1, 2020, age 79. Of Gloucester City. (nee Fry). Loving mother of Patricia A. Chew, Theresa A. Chew, Deborah A. Paoloca and Bonnie J. Chew. Beloved mother-in-law of James Heron and Natale Paoloca. Cherished grandmother of Frankie Sciarra, Noelle Chew, George Chew and Valentino Paoloca and great-grandmother of Neveah Chew. Beloved sister of Anne Marie Chew, William Fry, Thomas Fry and Joseph Fry. Pat was born in Philadelphia, PA on February 13, 1941 to the late Alfred J.... Read more →

Mary A. Moran, former Gloucester City Municipal Clerk, Active Member of St. Mary's Parish

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--On March 29, 2020. Age 94 (nee Tyrrell). Of Gloucester City. Beloved wife of 54 years to the late Thomas F. Moran, Jr. In the loving and devoted care of her children: Thomas M. Moran (late Veronica) of Florida, Patrick J. Moran (Deborah) of Pennsauken, Paul B. Moran (Debra) of West Deptford, Denis J. Moran (Maureen) of Gloucester City and Eileen Moran of Gloucester City. Cherished grandmother of Tiffany (Richard), Jamie (Kevin), Kyle, Kevin (Bridget), Jeff (Kate), Sean (Christina), late Matthew, Zach, Abby... Read more →

A Virtual Lenten Retreat Begins Tonight in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

The six-day online retreat program is part of the ongoing pastoral and temporal response of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to the COVID-19 pandemic and offers a means for the faithful to prepare spiritually for the approach of Holy Week. “Our Lenten journey has taken an unexpected turn with the worldwide outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In an effort to impede the spread of the virus and to protect those most vulnerable among us, all of us have changed the way that we live. Life as... Read more →


Pope Francis (courtesy of The Irish Times) PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 26, 2020)--In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Pope Francis invites Catholics around the world to participate remotely in a prayer service that will be streamed live from Saint Peters Square to https://www.vaticannews.va/en.html on Friday, March 27th. Pope Francis will give the extraordinary Urbi et Orbi Blessing with the opportunity for participants to receive a plenary indulgence. The Urbi et Orbi, meaning "to the City and the World," is a blessing usually delivered by the... Read more →

Two-Alarm Fire in Audubon; Parents at Cold Springs Upset; Giving Spirit Alive in GCity

BY William E. Cleary Sr. FIRE DESTROYS HOME IN AUDUBON--A home in the unit block of East Vassar Road, Audubon was destroyed by fire on Monday afternoon around 3 PM. Fire companies from Audubon, Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Gloucester City, Mount Ephraim, and Oaklyn responded to the two-alarm fire, reported the Courier Post. Three women were in the three-story home at the time. The property was an Oxford House which is a home for people in recovery. One of the occupants said she lived at the house... Read more →

Catholic Haters Just Can't Let It Go

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Catholic haters who can’t let it go: There are ongoing scandals in virtually every institution in the world, secular as well as religious, so when a prominent American newspaper runs an editorial about an organization where one of its past leaders once funneled money to a controversial affiliate overseas, it makes one wonder why it chose to focus on that institution and not an organization that is currently involved in a scandal in... Read more →