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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 School. Saturday, April 10, 2021 6:30 p.m. Cardinal O’Hara High School To view the livestream of the 2021 All Catholic Concert Band please click here.... 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 the like. So little is known about the long-term effects of puberty blockers that some doctors say we are dealing with a "blank slate." Children... 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 Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ArchbishopPerez. (mult-box feed available) GOOD FRIDAY CELEBRATION OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD – April 2nd 3:00 p.m. Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez... 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. For example, our files show that in one time period alone, from April 1996 to January 2012, we recorded 37 jokes Leno told about Catholics,... 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. She married Robert Butterwick in June of 1980. She retired to Green Valley, AZ, in July of 2010. In retirement, Janet was active in The... Read more →


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 Livestream of the 2021 All Catholic Chorus Concert, please click here. Social distancing and COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed. The students will perform pieces... Read more →


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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 got out to see the extent of the damage and was attacked by the owner of the motorcycle who stabbed him with a knife, killing... 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 doctrinal office said, "it is not licit to impart a blessing on relationships, partnerships, even stable, that involve sexual activity outside of marriage (i.e, outside... 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 chairmen) stating they could not support the bill unless it prohibited funding for abortions. The sponsors of the bill refused to accede to the bishops'... 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 City, where family and friends may visit 9 to 11 am. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, 2398 Route 70 West, Cherry Hill, NJ. Please... 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 to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19: wear a mask, wash your hands, practice social distancing, and stay home if you are sick.... 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 to assure us that he is. Even his fans know he isn't, otherwise, they wouldn't waste so much energy on this issue. What galvanizes them... 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 tolerance must also be applied to sexual offenses committed against “vulnerable adults,” defined, in part, as those in a state that “limits their ability” to... 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 also sounded the alarm. The Equality Act has two major goals: it would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation and gender... 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 values of equality and freedom for all." He says it is needed because "LGBTQ+ Americans" have been denied "full equality." This is a dishonest account.... 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 Saturday evening mass and then enjoy each other’s company at the diner. She enjoyed traveling, trips to the casinos and an avid reader but most... 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 an honor that I will always treasure. We have lost a titan. Sad to note but there is no one who can fill his shoes.... 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 the Main Office entrance between 9 AM and 10:30 AM on Saturday, Feb. 20th. 3. REGISTER IN-PERSON To register in-person, stop by the Gloucester Catholic... 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 →

Associated Press Upset Catholic Church Got PPP Funds

Bill Donohue | CNBNews February 5, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an article by the Associated Press on the Catholic Church's participation in the Payroll Protection Program: Nancy Pelosi's husband, who has a net worth of $120 million, co-owns a company that received a Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan; he and his wife are worth $202 million. The Los Angeles Lakers, which are worth $4.4 billion, received PPP funding as well; they gave back the $4.6 million loan after being publicly embarrassed. Lucrative Hollywood law firms also raked in PPP funds. None of this is of any interest to the Associated Press (AP). On February 4, it continued its obsession with the Catholic Church by running a lengthy piece on this subject... Read more →

OP-ED: This "Devout Catholic" has no Problem Stiffing the Pope

January 28, 2021 “Gender ideology is demonic. It militates against the order of creation." ~Pope Francis Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on President Biden's executive orders handed down today: On November 12, Pope Francis called President-elect Joe Biden to congratulate him on his electoral victory. He surely thought that the incoming president would make Catholics proud to have one of their own in the White House. One wonders what the Holy Father now thinks of Bill Donohue (photo courtesy of NewsMaxTV) Biden. On January 28, the White House announced that Biden will issue an executive order that rescinds the Mexico City Policy, the rule that bars U.S. foreign aid to international non-profit organizations that provide for abortion or abortion... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Maoist Roots Of Deprogramming

BY BILL DONOHUE | CNBNEWS CONTRIBUTOR January 27, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on recent calls to deprogram Trump supporters: The Catholic League, like all advocacy organizations, makes maximum use of its First Amendment right to freedom of speech. To this extent, the increasing calls for censorship of organizations that espouse traditional moral views are worrisome. We live in a time of unparalleled attacks on free speech, emanating from established sources, including the media. One might think that the media, which does not exist without freedom of speech, would be reflexively opposed to censorship, but not anymore. In many cases, those who work in the media are leading the charge to silence what it sees as its opposition. This is much more dangerous... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Media Blackout Of Nazi-Like Event

January 25, 2021 by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on what happened at a pro-life Mass on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade: In the 1930s, Nazis routinely invaded religious services at synagogues. There have been many copycat events in the United States since that time, most of which have taken place in Catholic churches. The latest incident took place on January 22, the 48th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion-on-demand. The venue was St. Joseph Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio. While Columbus Bishop Robert Brennan was celebrating a pro-life Mass, a group of protesters stormed the cathedral. They held up pro-abortion signs and chanted anti-Catholic slogans, leaving Catholics in attendance in a state of shock. Bishop... Read more →

Philadelphia Diocese Launches Catholic Charities Appeal

Monday morning at a news conference, Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez launched the 2021 Catholic Charities Appeal (CCA), the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's single largest and most important annual fundraising initiative. It benefits hundreds of thousands of people through countless organizations and ministries in the Archdiocese. This year’s fundraising goal is $12.5 million with the theme “Giving Hope to All.” The announcement took place at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center with due respect for and adherence to guidelines set forth by governmental health agencies. Archbishop Pérez said, “By supporting the Catholic Charities Appeal, you are feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, supporting veterans, those in recovery, and helping students with special needs to receive the Catholic education they deserve. You are helping desperate families get back on their... Read more →

Philadelphia Archdiocese to Observe 9 Days for Life

PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 21, 2021)--Faithful throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and throughout the United States will observe the 48th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions legalizing abortion nationwide. Since that time, millions of lives have been lost to abortion. Our prayers and sacrifices make a difference in the face of the culture of death and place emphasis on our real hope for a culture of life. Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez encourages faithful of the Archdiocese to participate in the “9 Days of Life” (January 21-29, 2021) and the “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children” (January 22, 2021). RELATED: Video: Father Jim Gigliotti on a Biden Presidency The “9 Days for Life” The... Read more →

OPEN OUR SCHOOLS NOW! You Are Hurting Our Children!

You Can No Longer Blame Trump, What Happens Now Is On Your Watch- ~CNBNews (NAPSI)—The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting nationwide K-12 school closures have created a social and economic impact that has paralyzed many communities. The lack of a proven technological solutions to help counter the impact of COVID in schools has compounded the crisis—but that can be fixed. Recently, two important developments have created an opportunity for a new national strategy to address the economic and health challenges facing schools, while equipping every classroom with healthy air filtration technology. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA), recently signed into law, includes $54.3 billion to help K-12 public schools address the COVID-19 impact, with the goal of improving health and safety measures within these schools. Stand-alone... Read more →

Joseph P. Driscoll, Jr., of Bellmawr; Active St. Mary’s Parishioner, Air Force Veteran

Joe died peacefully surrounded by his family, including his loving wife of nearly 60 years Olive M. Driscoll (nee Pine), and his children: Denise (BJ) Glassman, Nancy (Pat) Gartland, Joe (Kim) Driscoll, Susan (Bob) Leonchuck, John (Katie) Driscoll, and Colleen Long (Joe). He was adored and loved by his 29 grandchildren, the Glassmans: Bill (Nicole), Bob (Tiff), Kim, Krista (Cesar), Dan, Liz (Joe), Jim, and Eric; the Gartlands: Patrick (Stephanie), Erin (John), Michael (Alexis) and Sean; the Driscolls: Luke, Allison, and Liam; the Leonchucks: Michael Blaise, Rebecca, Nick, and Jeanette; the Driscolls: Catherine (Chris), Joe, Jack, Olivia, Sam, Genevieve, and Brody; and the Longs: Alexa, Madison (Obey), and Brian. He was the cherished Great-grandfather of 12, Hannah, Noah, Bobby, Kylie, Kendra, Ryan, Eli, Brielle, Rosie,... Read more →

Maria R Cammalleri of Gloucester City

Maria R. Cammalleri (nee DiGiuseppi) of Gloucester City, formerly Camden passed away peacefully at 86 years. Beloved wife of the late Salvatore Cammalleri; Devoted mother of Gisela DeSumma – Mistretta (Rick) and Adel Lope (Dominic); Loving grandmother of Andrew, Dominic Jr. (Kara), Nicole, Joseph, Nicholas, Matthew and Salvatore and great grandmother of Kyle, Karter and Courtney. Relatives & friends are invited to the Visitation & Funeral on Tuesday from 9 to 10:45 AM at Saint Mary's Catholic Church, 426 Monmouth Street in Gloucester City. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated promptly at 11 AM. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery privately. Funeral services under the direction of the Falco Caruso and Leonard Funeral Home Read more →

Video: Father Jim Gigliotti on a Biden Presidency

Fort Worth, TX--Father Jim Gigliotti, pastor Saint Andrew Catholic Parish, Fort Worth, TX, spoke to teachers and students following his homily about the election of Joe Biden, a Catholic, to President of the United States. Father Jim told his audience that they should not celebrate Biden's election on school grounds because he is pro-abortion. “This is my role to say this. You want to go to court about this, that’s your prerogative. You want to have a fisticuffs fight about it, I don’t do that,” he said. “I'm just going to take a stand and let the pieces fall where they may. You are not to celebrate the fact that this pro-abortionist is close to being President of the United States.” The Catholic church opposes... Read more →

The Catholic League's 2020 Year in Review

Bill Donohue When I became president and CEO of the Catholic League in 1993, the lion’s share of anti-Catholic bigotry stemmed from the entertainment industry and the media. Fast forward to today and we find that the primary source of anti-Catholicism is government. In other words, we are regressing. It is one thing to be disparaged, even viciously so; it is quite another to be discriminated against. The first serious discriminatory act of the year took place in Utah. Utah Rep. Angela Romero, a Democrat, sponsored a bill that would have gutted the seal of confession. She said it was necessary because priests learn of the sexual abuse of minors in confession and do not report it to the authorities. On January 13, I wrote... Read more →

Doris E. Pulaski, of Brooklawn; Devoted Catholic, Member of Brooklawn Fire Dept. Ladies Aux.

Brooklawn – On December 21, 2020. Age 78. (Nee Zane) Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late William H. and Ruth E. (Wood) Zane. Loving and devoted mother of Joanne E. Pulaski. Beloved sister of Linda Shockley (John) and William B. Zane, she is also survived by nieces and nephews. Doris was also predeceased by her husband, Joseph J. Pulaski on March 19, 2004 and her brother Stephen J. Zane in 2016. Doris resided in Brooklawn since 1976. She was a former Parishioner of St. Anne’s and St. Maurice R.C. Church. She is a member of Saint Mary’s R.C. Church in Gloucester City where was a member of the choir. Doris was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of the... Read more →

Lillian Julie Tice, of Gloucester City age 93

Lillian Julie Tice August 23, 1927, December 20 2020 Lillian Julie Tice of Gloucester City, New Jersey August 23, 1927 – December 20, 2020 Gloucester City – On December 20, 2020. Age 93. (nee Wosczyna). Loving wife of the late Willard Tice. Loving mother of Elaine Daily (Mike), Stephen Tice, Carolyn Foyle (Tim), Kathleen Smith (Wayne), the late Julie Scharnagl and the late Martin Tice. Cherished grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 15. Relatives and friends are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 11 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Lillian’s Mass of Christian Burial will be available on live stream on Saint Mary’s Church Gloucester City Facebook page for those unable to... Read more →

Frank Crosson, Long Time Deacon at St. Mary's Parish, Past Police Officer/Criminal Investigator

Frank Crosson, "Butch" Bellmawr and Formerly of Gloucester City – On December 18, 2020. Age 81. Survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Maryann Crosson (nee Ott). Frank was surrounded at death by his loving family. Loving father of Jill (Bruce) Darrow and loving grandsons Brett, Austin, Angel, Chris and Ron. Loving Father of Janeen (Chris) Coughlin and loving grandchildren Kylar and Aidan Coughlin. Dear Brother of Margaret (late Gilbert) Rossiter. Dear brother-in-law of Annamae Matyasik, Alice (Jim) Mendell, Gerri Johnson and the late Norma Kuder. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Frank was known to many as Butch and was born in Gloucester City. He attended Gloucester Catholic High School but graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1959. He entered the Gloucestercitynews.net... Read more →

Thomas E. Virden, Sr., Camden County Sheriff Security Officer, St. Mary Church Custodian

Thomas E. Virden, Sr Gloucester City and Formerly of Paulsboro – On December 16, 2020. Age 79. Loving and devoted husband of 56 years to Veronica “Vicky” M. (nee Settar). Beloved father of Thomas E. (Theresa) Virden, Jr. of Brooklawn, Veronica M. Hemphill of Bellmawr, Sharon (Troy) Lail of Mickleton, and Lisa (George) Dobleman of Gloucester City. Cherished grandfather of Owen (Emily) Dobleman, Brianna (Anthony) Indelicato, Gabrielle Lail, Ashlee Lail, Barry (Abby) Hemphill, Troy (Maria) Lail, Jr., Dalton Dobleman, and the late Austin Dobleman. Loving great-grandfather of Olivia. Predeceased by his father, Grover Virden, and mother, Catherine Virden (nee Hagan). Tom was the youngest of 10 siblings all of who are deceased. Tom was born, raised, and lived many years in Paulsboro. He met the... Read more →

Bill Casey Jr., of Millsboro, DE, Alliance Printing Owner, Member of K of C, Elks & Tailgate Village

William J Casey Jr. MILLSBORO, DELAWARE (CNBNewsnet)--William J Casey Jr, age 78 of Millsboro DE, passed away peacefully in his home on December 3, 2020, after a long illness. William was born in Camden City, NJ, and raised in Cramer Hill, NJ. After graduating from Camden Catholic High School in 1961, he worked for GlaxoSmithKline Printing and Packaging Division for 25 years, retired, and opened his own printing company, Alliance Printing LLC. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 09053, Elks Lodge 2514, and a founding member of Sacred Heart University Tailgate Village. Bill was very active in his community. He was a beloved bartender in his community clubhouse along with his buddy, Burt. He and his wife Mary Beth coordinated many... Read more →


Media Infatuated With Biden's Fait

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on media reaction to Joe Biden’s faith: CNN ran a piece December 13 noting that Joe Biden goes to church, prays, and carries a rosary. Right after the election, America, the Jesuit media outlet, commented that Biden prays and carries a rosary. Back in September, NPR observed that Biden uses “biblical language,” prays, is a “deeply devout person of faith,” and, of course, carries a rosary. The Washington Post is fascinated by Biden’s faith. On November 30th, it noted his “devout Catholicism.” On December 9th, two articles were published on this subject. One mentioned that he goes to church on Sunday and carries a rosary. The other was more pointed: “Joe Biden goes to... Read more →

40 full scholarships were awarded to eighth grade students across the Philadelphia Archdiocese,

...a $1.3 million commitment from the Connelly Foundation to these students over the next four years PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 7, 2020) – Last week, the Connelly Foundation announced virtually its 2021 Neumann Scholars, awarding 40 academically talented eighth grade students from 30 regional parochial schools with four-year, full scholarships to attend any Philadelphia Archdiocesan high school of their choosing. The scholarships are named for Saint John Neumann, the fourth bishop of Philadelphia, who is credited with founding over 200 schools in the Archdiocese. “The Connelly Foundation is proud to shine a light on the accomplishments and brilliance of the scholars across the Philadelphia Archdiocese, especially during this challenging time to be a student,” said Josephine C. Mandeville, Chair of the Connelly Foundation Board. “Through the Neumann... Read more →

Archbishop Nelson J. Perez Pastoral Message

ON THE OCCASION OF THE SEASON OF ADVENT This year, perhaps more than ever, we need Christmas and its promise of hope for a suffering humanity in the person of Jesus Christ. To fully understand and be ready to accept that profound gift on Christmas day, we must prepare our minds and hearts. If we embrace the Season of Advent fully, we will be ready for the Savior. Though our Advent experience may be far from typical this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this holy season can still be one of prayer and charity. At the Angelus this past weekend, Pope Francis said, “Advent is a continuous call to hope: it reminds us that God is present in history to lead it to its... Read more →

Donohue: Catholics Need To Be Wary of Neera Tanden

By Bill Donohue Joe Biden has nominated Neera Tanden to direct the Office of Management and Budget in his administration. It is a bad choice. There are several reasons why Catholics cannot trust her. Tanden heads the Center for American Progress (CAP), a left-wing think tank funded by Big Tech and Wall Street. She is a long-time Democratic operative who worked for Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama. These credentials, however, matter little when there is no reason to trust her. What is of interest to Catholics is Tanden's pivotal role in writing the notorious Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate. It sought to force Catholic non-profit organizations, such as the Little Sisters of the Poor, to pay for abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization in... Read more →

Christians/Jewish Clerics Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court Over NJ's Violation of Religious Rights

“It is high time that all governors, especially Philip Murphy, be compelled to honor the guarantees of the United States Constitution,” said Thomas More Society Special Counsel Christopher Ferrara. Attorneys from the Thomas More Society have filed an Emergency Application for an Injunction Pending Appellate Review from the United States Supreme Court in a federal religious liberty lawsuit against New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy. On November 19, 2020, the not-for-profit national public interest law firm filed the application with Justice Samuel Alito on behalf of Reverend Kevin Robinson, a Catholic parish priest, and Rabbi Yisrael Knopfler, leader of an Orthodox Jewish synagogue, who are suing Murphy and his administration for discriminatory abuses of religious freedom in their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thomas More Society... Read more →

Walt Burrows, Long-Time South Jersey Sports Writer

by CNBNews Staff MARLTON, NJ (November 29, 2020)--Walt Burrows, a sportswriter for decades at the Courier Post, Cherry Hill, died November 24, 2020 at the age of 93. Mr. Burrows started his career in journalism writing for the Gloucester High School newspaper, The Lions Roar. At the same time he covered sports for his hometown newspaper, The Gloucester City News when it was owned by George F. and Mazie Cleary Sr. and later after their son Bill and his wife Connie purchased it in 1984. Walt Burrows (courtesy of The Courier-Post) After graduating from high school he worked at the Hinde & Dauche Paper Company, King and Fifth Street, Gloucester City, and also continued to cover sports for The Gloucester City News. "Walt always gave... Read more →

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Cuomo's Lockdown of Religious Gatherings

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square New York City, USA. St. Patrick’s Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Church, located on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (robertcicchetti/Getty Images) New York Gov. Cuomo was blocking Christians and Jews from worshiping in their churches and synagogues across the state of NY. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against his edict on Wednesday (The Center Square) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took time out from this Thanksgiving plans Thursday to dismiss a ruling late Wednesday by the U.S. Supreme Court that rejected his administration’s efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 by placing restrictions on religious gatherings. The nation’s top court ruled 5-4 in favor of the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Agudath Israel of America, an Orthodox Jewish... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Biden's Friends & Allies Threaten Religious Liberty

by Bill Donohue | The Catholic League Left-wing advocacy organizations are wasting no time pressing Joe Biden to do away with the religious liberty protections afforded by the Trump administration. As we have previously detailed, no president has done more to secure religious liberty than Donald Trump. The three most prominent organizations asking Biden to undo Trump’s progress are the American Civil Liberties Union, the Human Rights Campaign, and the Center for American Progress. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is obsessed with sex: it wants to make sure that homosexuals, the sexually confused (transgender people), and women seeking an abortion never have rights that are subordinate to religious rights. It does not matter to the civil libertarians that the former are nowhere mentioned in... Read more →

CNBNews Salute to NJ College Students at Colgate

Spring 2020 Dean's Award with Distinction HAMILTON, NY (11/20/2020)-- Students who receive a term grade point average of 3.6 or higher while completing at least three courses for a conventional letter grade during the spring 2020 semester earn the Dean's Award with Distinction. The following students in your area have earned the Dean's Award with Distinction from Colgate: Kelly Glenn is a Environmental Studies major at Colgate who graduated from Mainland Regional High School, and is from Linwood, NJ (08221) Adam Zaharoni is a Geology major at Colgate who graduated from Pennsbury High School, and is from Cinnaminson, PA (08077) Akhil Giri is a Biology major at Colgate who graduated from Moorestown High School, and is from Moorestown, NJ (08057) Jordyn Gross is a Geography... Read more →

Bill "Bud" Harvey, Retired Gloucester City Fireman, Korean War Navy Veteran

William F. “Bud” Harvey William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (Gloucester City, NJ)(November 20, 2020)--Longtime Gloucester City resident William F. "Bud" Harvey passed away suddenly on November 18, 2020, at the age of 91. Bud was one of the first full-time Gloucester City firemen. An animal lover he always had a dog by his side throughout his life. Collies were one of his favorite. Most recently it was Angel, a mixed Chihuahua that he adopted. A man with a warm smile Mr. Harvey would go out of his way to help someone in need be they a friend or a stranger. Many of his friends knew him as Bill. He was a dedicated parishioner of St. Mary's Parish for decades. Back in the 1960s he... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Biden's Position on Abortion Is Troubling to Bishops

Biden wants to lock in the right of a woman to abort her child at any moment of pregnancy, for any reason whatsoever, thus blunting any future court challenges... November 18, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the U.S. bishops and their relationship with Joe Biden: Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files Assuming Joe Biden is chosen as president next month by the Electoral College, he will pose a problem for the bishops. Indeed, the head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Archbishop José Gomez, indicated this week that the bishops are already beset by Biden. If Biden were a Protestant, it would not complicate matters for the bishops, but he is a baptized Catholic. At the USCCB meeting this week, Gomez said... Read more →

Philadelphia Catholic Schools Will Comply with Health Department Directive

PHILADELPHIA PA (Nov. 17, 2020)--The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) announced Monday the new COVID-19 related restrictions some of which impact schools located in the City of Philadelphia. Based on these guidelines all high schools in the City of Philadelphia have been directed to shift to a fully virtual instructional model beginning Monday, November 23, 2020. Parish and regional elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia are permitted to continue with in-person instruction, following PDPH’s safety guidelines, which are already in place and being followed at all schools. Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul in Philadelphia As a result of the PDPH’s decision, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced that all eight secondary schools in the City of Philadelphia will shift to the... Read more →