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Media Fails The Public Once Again

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor The Supreme Court ends its 2021-2022 term today. It also ends a particularly embarrassing time for the media. On June 24, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to overturn Roe v. Wade; it also ruled 6-3 to uphold the Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Astonishingly, many media outlets got the story wrong. The following media outlets incorrectly reported that the decision to overturn Roe was 6-3: Washington Post USA Today Yahoo Fox News New York Post New York Daily News Daily Caller Washington Free Beacon Forbes Fortune The Hill New York Magazine... Read more →


Msgr. Hodge, Pastor of St. Mary and Father Soprano, Pastor of St. John Neumann Retire

Bishop Sullivan announces the retirements of two pastors, effective July 1. • Msgr. William A. Hodge, Pastor of Saint Mary, Gloucester City. • Father Ernest R. Soprano, Pastor of Saint John Neumann, North Cape May. Born in Atlantic City, Msgr. Hodge, 74, attended Glassboro State College (now Rowan University); Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, Pa., and the University of Dayton, Ohio. He was ordained May 25, 1974, by Bishop George H. Guilfoyle. His first assignment was as Parochial Vicar at Saint Francis de Sales Parish in Barrington (1974-76). Other assignments as Parochial Vicar included Saint Raymond, Villas (1976-77); Resurrection, Marmora... Read more →


Services Held for Father Joseph P. Capella, age 61, Rector of Camden Catholic High School

By Christina Leslie, Correspondent The Catholic Star Herald Father Joseph P. Capella, Rector of Camden Catholic High School, died June 21 after a long illness. He had ministered there as an educator, administrator, and friend to all, exemplifying the love of God and each other, since 2016. Camden Catholic High School president, Mary Whipkey, issued a statement to students, faculty, and friends in which she expressed sorrow at the priest’s passing. “We were blessed with his leadership, companionship, and guidance in all matters of school administration and Catholic identity. His daily presence in the classroom, the hallways, and welcoming students... Read more →


Father Thomas Capperella, Parochial Vicar in Saint Patrick and Holy Angels in Woodbury

WOODBURY, NJ --Father Thomas Capperella, 82, former parochial vicar in the Diocese of Camden, died June 26. Born in Plymouth Township, Pa., he studied at Blessed John XXIII in Weston, Mass., before being ordained a priest of the Diocese of Camden by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio on June 2, 2001, in Blackwood. His first assignment was as parochial vicar of Saint Thomas More Parish, Cherry Hill, where he served for a year before being assigned the same role in Saint Vincent Pallotti, Haddon Township (2002-2005). Father Capperella went on to serve as parochial vicar in Saint Patrick, Woodbury (2005-2010), and Holy... Read more →


Bridgeway to Deliver Critical Mental Health Crisis Response Services to Schools

UNION, N.J., June 22, 2022 – Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services, formerly Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services, northern New Jersey’s leading mental health services organization, will deliver critical school-based mental health care to children and families in Somerset County and Union County schools. These services are supported through federal funding for Outpatient Counseling Services in Union County, and funding from Somerset County for school-based services. Bridgeway will also provide training and support to school personnel. Seven out of 10 public schools reported increases in children seeking mental health services since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey by the Institute... Read more →


Bishop Takes Catholic Status From Jesuits School For Flying LGBTQ and Black Lives Matter Flags

Worcester, Massachusetts(CNBNewsnet)(June 24, 2022)--The Bishop of the Diocese of Worcester has told a local middle school that it can no longer identify itself as a Catholic school because it disobeyed the bishop's order to take down its Black Lives Matter and Pride flags. In a statement, the Nativity School said the flags fly at the school to remind students, their families, and staff that all are welcome and valued, and safe. Reverend Robert J. McManus, S.T.D., Bishop of Worcester Diocese, removed the Catholic status of The Nativity School last month for flying LGBTQ and Black Lives Matter Flags at the... Read more →


News Of Catholic Massacre In Nigeria Is Tainted

June 6, 2022 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on media coverage of the Catholic massacre in Nigeria: Father Andrew Abayomi was finishing his celebration of Mass at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo state (Nigeria) on Pentecost Sunday when terrorists shot the congregation and threw explosives at the church building, killing dozens of people. This was only the latest in a series of killings carried out by radical Islamists against Christians in Nigeria, though the media are reluctant to discuss the identity of the terrorists. No one was better at describing what happened than Nina Shea, whose... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Pelosi has been Begging for a Fight with Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the rift between Rep. Nancy Pelosi and her bishop: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has been told by her bishop, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, not to present herself for Holy Communion, has been begging for a confrontation with him for many years. Now she has succeeded. Less than two years after Cordileone was installed as the new archbishop in 2012, Pelosi, who was House Minority Leader at the time, "took the lead," according to the San Francisco Chronicle, "in a high-profile lobbying effort to pressure San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone not to... Read more →


Rome Catholic High's Spring Concert Dedicated to People of Ukraine

PHILADELPHIA, PA (May 22, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--This upcoming Monday, May 23rd, Roman Catholic High School (RCHS) will be hosting a celebration of visual and performing arts in the Howard Center for the Arts (1212 Wood St.). The RCHS student orchestra will dedicate their performance to the people of Ukraine, demonstrating their solidarity with the suffering and plight of the Ukrainian people. The concert begins at 7:00 PM in the Black Box Theatre. In attendance, representing his homeland, will be Reverend Roman Pitula, Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia. Rev. Pitula is a native of Stryj in... Read more →


*GCHS Pub and Grub Saturday, May 21

Gloucester Catholic's (GCHS) annual Rams Pub and Grub will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the Patrick Peyton Athletic Complex in Sewell, NJ, from 2 pm to 8 pm. Join us for a day of food, fun and family! There will be a number of food trucks, activities, entertainment and much more! See details below! Read more →


New Jersey Catholic Bishops Outraged with Gov. Murphy’s Proposal to Expand Abortions in NJ

Catholic Church in New Jersey Stands Ready to Help Moms and Mothers-to-Be in Need A joint statement from the New Jersey Catholic bishops on Governor Murphy’s proposal that all health insurers in New Jersey provide coverage for abortion services: The Catholic Bishops of New Jersey join to express our disappointment and outrage over Governor Murphy’s announcement regarding proposed legislation to expand access to abortion in New Jersey, an act that by its very nature terminates human life. If enacted, this legislation would mandate health insurance coverage for abortions, codify regulations that permit non-physicians to perform abortions; and create a public... Read more →


Rev. Samuel Rodriguez: People of God Must Step Up..

...proving they are comprehensively pro-life from the womb to the tomb. Press Release: The KAIROS Company for NHCLC SACRAMENTO — Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, released the following statement calling for comprehensive pro-life activism: “This long, dark night may soon end. The unconscionable injustice of extreme abortion policies — aligning the U.S. with countries like North Korea and China — may soon be over. Praise God. We must now put the same energy into demonstrating mercy and compassion as we have our activism. If what we have heard is true, people of God must... Read more →


Guest Opinion: A NEW SURVEY ON ABORTION

Bill Donahue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new survey on abortion: Radio, TV, the internet, and newspapers are alive with stories saying that a majority of Americans do not want Roe v. Wade overturned. Those reports are totally misleading. While the actual text of the decision does not allow for all abortions, in practice it does: to perform a late-term abortion all the doctor has to do is invoke a "mental health" exception, and bingo—he can legally abort the baby. Guest Opinion Importantly, the American people have never been in favor of abortion on... Read more →


GUEST COMMENTARY: Schumer's Abortion Bill Guts Religious Liberty

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Sen. Chuck Schumer's abortion bill: On May 11, Sen. Chuck Schumer will introduce the Women's Health Protection Act, the most radical pro-abortion bill ever written. It would effectively guarantee abortion-on-demand. It would also gut First Amendment protections for religious liberty by exempting the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). GUEST OPINION Schumer epitomizes the Democratic Party on abortion and religious liberty. Not too long ago, the Democratic Party was cautiously pro-abortion. Two days after becoming president in 1993, Bill Clinton said, "Our vision should be of an America where abortion... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: The Left Is Deranged Over Roe v Wade Being Overturned

Statement: The KAIROS Company for Dr. James Dobson May 10, 2022 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR "Recently, the Left has become increasingly deranged over the potential of Roe v. Wade being overturned. From riotous mobs outside the homes of Supreme Court justices to pro-abortion activists defacing churches across the country in violation of federal law, to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) attempting to push through legislation codifying abortion on demand, the Left is showing their true colors. And they are as hideous as it gets."For the first time in three generations, the Court is poised to restore the right of... Read more →


13-Year-Old Logan Calls Radio Station About His Calf

CNBNews Note: This was sent to us by a friend. It is a short story first posted in 2007 about a boy name Logan, who lives on a ranch in Nebraska. Logan listens to Christian Radio station 89.3FM KSBJ which broadcasts from Houston, TX. The 13-year-old called the radio station distraught because he had to take down a calf . His words have wisdom beyond his years. What struck us was how mature he sounded for being so young. Also how different this youngster's life must be compared to the majority of 13 year olds who live in the state... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: What the Hell is Going On? 

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 24, 2022)--Que diable se passe-t'il-ici? the French ask about America. I ask myself that question almost every day. What the hell is going on? This week we can ask that question about the Dioceses of Camden. The old news is that the dioceses declared bankruptcy in October, 2020. That case is still in the courts. This week's news is that the dioceses wants to put $87.5 million into a trust fund for the survivors of sexual abuse. This has to be approved by the bankruptcy court which is, as all bankruptcies, in... Read more →


Archdiocesan 2022 Blue Pinwheel Awareness Garden

The Archdiocesan Office for Child and Youth Protection (OCYP) will partner with Our Lady of Mercy Regional Catholic School in Maple Glen (Montgomery County) to host the The garden is being planted in observance of “National Child Abuse Prevention Month,” which is commemorated annually during the month of April. The garden is part of a national movement, “Pinwheels for Prevention.” It is as a grass roots initiative sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse America. Tuesday, April 26, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Saint Alphonsus Church 33 Conwell Drive Maple Glen, PA 19002 (Montgomery County) Portions of the event will be... Read more →


Blessed Sister Nora Foley, OP, Catholic Elementary School Principal & Teacher; Caregiver to GCity Homeless & Sick

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 11, 2022)(CNBNews)Sister Nora Foley, OP (Sister Patricia Margaret) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died April 9, 2022 in Wall, New Jersey. She was 89 years of age. The daughter of the late Patrick and Margaret (Horan) Foley, she was born February 26, 1933 in Kilcummin, Ireland. Sister Nora entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh, New York, in September 1954, made her First Profession in June 1956, and Final Profession in August 1959. Sister Nora earned her BA in Elementary Education from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York and her MA... Read more →


Palm Sunday and Easter Services at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (Live Stream)

ARCHBISHOP NELSON J. PÉREZ TO CELEBRATE PALM SUNDAY AND THE SACRED PASCHAL TRIDUUM AT THE CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL AND THE SHRINE OF SAINT KATHARINE DREXEL Faithful throughout the five-county Archdiocese of Philadelphia are invited to celebrate Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord and the Sacred Paschal Triduum. Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday April 10, 2022 – April 17, 2022 MASS SCHEDULE FOR PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD Sunday, April 10, 2022 Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the Passion of the Lord is proclaimed as Christians around the... Read more →


Guest Opinion: New York City Mayor Rips Off Taxpayers

Phil Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ misuse of public funds: New York City Mayor Eric Adams inherited a mess created by his predecessor, Bill de Blasio. Most New Yorkers had high hopes that he would turn things around. Instead, he is off to a bad start. New York City has the highest unemployment rate of any city in the nation. It is also witnessing a mass exodus of people to other parts of the country—Manhattan leads the nation. This is driven in large part because of the spike... Read more →


St. Katharine Drexel, The Saint, who founded the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament

How a saint became part of the U.S. tax code By Catholic News Service - March 29, 2022 0 310 This likeness of St. Katharine Drexel is seen at the Katharine Drexel Shrine in Bensalem, Pa. The saint, who founded the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, helped lobby Congress in 1924 to make an federal income tax deduction for charitable giving part of the U.S. tax code. (CNS photo/The Crosiers) By Tim Swift, Catholic News Service This tax season, Americans have an unexpected figure to thank for one of their most-used deductions. She wasn’t an accountant, a lawyer or even... Read more →


GUEST OPINION:

Some Schools Are Abusing Children and Parents

Bill Donohue | CNBNewsnet Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how child and parental rights are being violated by an educational association: Three weeks ago today, I sent a letter to Donna Orem, president of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), asking her to validate a story about the organization that was published by Breitbart, an internet media outlet; copies were sent to members of the board of trustees. She has not replied, thus I am going public with my concerns. NAIS is the national accreditation association for private schools across the country. In my letter I... Read more →


Cathleen Polczynski, age 95 of Cherry Hill

On October 3, 2021. (nee Avallone) Age 95. Of Cherry Hill. Formerly of Washington Township. Loving mother of Eve (Howard) Carney, Mary Polczynski and Thomas (Edie) Polczynski. Devoted grandmother of Shawn Carney, Timmy Polczynski and Tommy Polczynski. Cathleen was born on Christmas Day, December 25, 1925 in Queens, New York. She loved her Roman Catholic faith and her family. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Cathleen’s visitation on Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 10 am to 10:45 am at Saint Mary’s R.C. Church: 426 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 am in... Read more →


MRS. MOLLY QUINN NAMED ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL FOR STUDENT LIFE AT LITTLE FLOWER CATHOLIC HS FOR GIRLS

Mrs. Quinn is a product of Catholic education as are her parents who dedicated their lives to educating young people in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls (LFCHS) in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia recently welcomed Mrs. Molly Quinn, as Assistant Principal for Student Life (APSL). Mrs. Quinn is a proud product of Catholic education. She attended Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Elementary School in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia and John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School. She also comes from a family of Catholic school educators; both of her parents... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Alumni Association Communion Breakfast, Sunday April 3

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 14, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Mass and Communion Breakfast will be held in the Monsignor Lucitt Hall, Cumberland Street, Gloucester City. Mass begins 9 AM. The Award winners this year include Dan Sheeran, Bob Nark, Tom Reed, and Neen Raspa. Read more →


Philadelphia's Search for a New School Superintendent Continues

Philadelphia’s Board of Education announced the three finalists to replace Superintendent William Hite – all men, all experienced educators, and none with ties to Philadelphia. The finalists for the role are John Davis, chief of schools at Baltimore City public schools, Krish Mohip, the deputy chief education officer for the Illinois State Board of Education, and Tony Watlington, the superintendent of a school district in North Carolina. Each finalist is scheduled to participate in a town hall one day next week, preceded by smaller meetings earlier in the day – one with parents, one with students, and one with teachers... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

New Jersey Dumbing Down Our Schools' Standards

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--New Jersey 101.5 announced recently that the graduation exam will be made harder starting with this year's junior class. Fear not. Despite all the panic there is really nothing to worry about. The State Board of Education wants the passing grade to be set at 750 but the state Department of Education feels that score is too high and wants it lowered to 725, once again dumbing down our schools' standards. Even state Senate Majority Leader Teresa Ruiz, D-Essex said "725 is just way too low. It makes me cringe...725 for me I... Read more →


The Padre Pio Prayer Center Reaches a Milestone

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA--The Cenacle at the Padre Pio Center has reached a milestone by serving over 600 families in the community through its pregnancy and parenting services. The joint initiative is a collaboration between Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS), the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia, and the Capuchin Friars of the Padre Pio Friary. The center focuses on ministering to pregnant women, new parents, families, and extended families as they build their skills as the first teachers in the life of a child. The outreach ministry opened to the community in July 2021. From July 2021 through... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Twitter Censors Free Speech Again

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Twitter’s censorship of free speech: Every sane person in the country knows that we cannot switch our sex. Men cannot become women, and women cannot become men. This is not debatable—nature has settled the issue. To be more exact, we cannot change our chromosomal makeup. Not even those who work in Silicon Valley can do that. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic file Those who work at Twitter disagree. Worse, they will punish anyone who disagrees with them. Their latest victim is Vicky Hartzler, a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in... Read more →


Attention Gloucester City Residents: Parking Restrictions for St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ(MARCH 1, 2022)(CNBNews)The St. Patrick’s Parade will be on March 6, 2022, at 1 pm. The end of the parade route has changed slightly. The parade will start on Johnson Blvd. at Baynes Ave. The parade route will head north on Johnson Blvd. to Monmouth St., west on Monmouth St. to Burlington St., south on Burlington St. to Cumberland St., and west on Cumberland St. The parade will end on the 200 block of Cumberland St. prior to King St. There will be no traffic on the parade route for the duration of the parade. Broadway will be... Read more →


Ash Wednesday Mass at Cathedral 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, March 2, 2022. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent for Christians throughout the world. Lent is a 40-day period of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving from Ash Wednesday through Holy Thursday in preparation for the celebration of the sacred Paschal Triduum. Wednesday, March 2, 2022 12:05 p.m. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 Blessed Ashes will be distributed to the faithful... Read more →


Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament Seeks Committee Members

The Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament, which benefits Gloucester Catholic, seeks alumni and friends to help with the sub-committees. If interested, please contact Pat Murphy as soon as possible at pmurphy@gchsrams.org. Read more →


Mary A (Ellenbark) Rouh, age 77, of Gloucester City

MaryAnn Rouh (nee Ellenbark). Age 77. Survived by her husband of 58 yrs. William E, daughter Annmarie (Dennis) Reilly, William E Jr (Dena), Marcie Kaufmann, and Christopher (Carla). She is also survived by 7 grandchildren Taylor, Kyle, Patrick, Raymond, Caitlin, Carleigh, and Gianna: her brothers George and Harry (Kimberly), and many family members. She had a lifelong friendship with Walli McKinney and a special relationship with her niece Marcie Jenkinson. She is predeceased by her parents George R and Myrtle and a daughter MaryAnn. MaryAnn is a long-time Gloucester City resident and went to Gloucester City High School. She was... Read more →


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FROM THE CAMDEN AND TRENTON DIOCESES DELIVER RELIEF SUPPLIES TO KENTUCKY

By Peter G. Sánchez, Staff Writer - February 17, 2022 Sister Martha Keller, pastoral associate of Saint Jerome Catholic Church in Fancy Farm, Kentucky, stands with Knights of Columbus from the Dioceses of Camden and Trenton Feb. 9 outside Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Mayfield. From left, Knights Gregory Kane, John Flynn, Raymond Sands and David Goeller. (Courtesy photo) Towing a trailer full of canned goods and fresh water behind his pickup truck, David Goeller pulled out of his Williamstown driveway the evening of Feb. 8 facing 900 miles of open road. Beside him sat Raymond Sands, and after an... Read more →


An Estimated 600 Students A Day Are Absent

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Why Am I Trashing GHS?

updated Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 20, 2022)(CNBNews)In the past weeks I have been bringing attention to the deficiencies of our school system. Most of the comments have been along the lines of surprise and in some cases, shock. I only got one negative comment and that was from a former GHS teacher. "Why are you trashing Gloucester? STOP IT!" How about "No as an answer?" Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files My goal is not to trash Gloucester City and the school district. Everything I have published has come from either the state's website or Gloucester City's School District's... Read more →


Opinion: Donohue on The Prayer Scare And Beyond

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on critical reactions to prayer and religious conversations: A half century ago, those who were not religious tended not to be anti-religious, so they had no impact on the faithful. That's changed. With almost three in ten Americans not adhering to any religion, there has been an increase in secular militancy, the likes of which we have never seen before in this country. CNBNews graphic file It's not just the increase in the "nones" that is troubling (those who answer "none" when asked what their religious affiliation is), it's... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

Throwing Money At A Problem Won't Make It Go Away

" The only South Jersey school district in the 400 range, or lower 1/3rd is our own Gloucester City School District. " By Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews If it is possible to waste money, New Jersey knows how to do it! In 2020 Governor Murphy raised the state's contribution to education. He felt that former Governor Chris Christie had underfunded education in our state, so he allocated $9 billion to all schools. Of that amount 60%, or $5.4 billion goes to 31 Abbott districts and the remaining $3.6 billion is shared by the rest of the districts. How many districts... Read more →


Live presentation of “Tolton: From Slave to Priest," at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

By Peter G. Sánchez, Staff Writer - February 10, 2022 Actor Jim Coleman portrays Father Augustus Tolton. A live presentation of “Tolton: From Slave to Priest” will be presented Feb. 28 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Camden. (Photo courtesy of Saint Luke Productions) At the end of this month, Camden’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception will host a live presentation of “Tolton: From Slave to Priest,” centered on the life and witness of Father Augustus Tolton, the first African-American ordained to the priesthood in the United States and one of six African-Americans currently on the road to sainthood.... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

A LOOK AT ABBOTT SCHOOL DISTRICT NJ (Part Three)

(The THIRD PART... of a four-part series Dumbing Down American Education) Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor Gloucester High School, 1300 Market Street, Gloucester City, NJ (CNBNewsnet photo credit)...The local school district became an Abbott District in 1997. Since that time the school district has received millions of dollars, if not more, from the residents of New Jersey. YOUR MONEY: After the original ruling in 1985, New Jersey increased spending such that Abbott district students received 22% more per pupil (at $20,859) vs. non-Abbott districts (at $17,051) in 2011.[3] 60% of New Jersey's education aid goes to the Abbotts.[4] Throughout the... Read more →


Sister Delphine Croft, OP, Taught Elementary Students at Saint Rose Lima School, Saint Mary School and Saint Patrick School

By Staff Reports - February 3, 2022 Sister Delphine Croft, OP, (Sister Marie Michael), former teacher and principal in the Diocese of source pinterest.com Camden, died Jan. 21. She was 90. The daughter of the late Michael John and Marie Symanski Croft, she was born Jan. 1, 1932, in Jersey City. Sister Delphine entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh, N.Y., in September 1954, made her first profession in June 1956, and final profession in August 1959. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in humanities from Villanova University and a master of divinity in pastoral ministry at... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY ...(X)

Advanced Placement Courses--Part Two

(The SECOND of a four-part CNBNEWS series Dumbing Down American Education) Dorothy Philbin I CNBNews Contributor THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY (VIX) ...Dumbing Down Education Part I A friend of mine has a grandson who will graduate from high school in June. No big thing? The grandson is graduating with a high school diploma plus an Associate's Degree. By taking advanced placement courses this student was able to polish off two years of college while in high school. Should students be able to do this? Are they learning as much by taking AP courses online as they would in a... Read more →


Guest Editorial: Biden’s Address at Prayer Breakfast a Failure

by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor It's a good thing that Vice President Kamala Harris didn't speak first at the National Prayer Breakfast. She would have made President Biden look bad. CNBNews graphic files She gave a very good speech, ending with a prayer. He personalized his address, offering a mumbling account of his interactions with congressional colleagues, past and present. Instead of rehashing old war stories, and making silly comments on how "the world is changing," Biden could have taken the opportunity to address one of our most pressing social problems—the war on the police. He said not a... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY(VIX)

Dumbing Down Education-Part I

Related:THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY (X) Advanced Placement Courses--Part Two images courtesy of unsplash.com DOROTHY PHILBIN l CNBNews CONTRIBUTOR There has been a lot of controversies this week about two educational issues. The first issue is the banning of books in public schools and the second is the revelation of the terrible reading levels in the Baltimore School District. First things first. Why are so many books being considered for banishment? That answer goes back to virtual learning as a result of COVID. Parents were watching teachers teach and they could sit in on the lessons. Many of the gray... Read more →


How Students of the Camden Diocese Benefit from Interacting with Religious Men and Women

By Lois Rogers - January 27, 2022 0 270 Sister Dianna Higgins, FMIJ, speaks with students about the developmental stages of a baby in the womb during a class on Jan. 21 at Paul VI High School, Haddonfield. (Dave Hernandez) Sister Dianna Higgins can recall first-hand how the presence of religious women in the classroom can impact students. Sister Dianna, FMIJ, who has taught religion at Paul VI High School, Haddonfield, for 13 years, recalled receiving an email from a sophomore whom she had never taught. The young man wanted to interview her because he had never met a nun... Read more →


Msgr. John Frey, Former Pastor and Vocation Director in the Diocese of Camden; Services Thursday

By Staff Reports THE CATHOLIC STAR HERALD- January 31, 2022 Msgr. John Frey, 78, (photo) former pastor and vocation director in the Diocese of Camden, died Jan. 28. Serving the Catholic community of South Jersey for more than 50 years, Msgr. Frey had been In-Residence at Saint Andrew the Apostle Parish in Gibbsboro since his retirement from active ministry in 2016. Born May 4, 1943, in Newark, Msgr. Frey studied at Immaculate Conception Seminary in Darlington, N.J., before being ordained to the priesthood May 23, 1970, in Camden’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception by Bishop George H. Guilfoyle. His first... Read more →


"9 Days for Life”

ARCHBISHOP NELSON J. PÉREZ ENCOURAGES FAITHFUL TO PARTICIPATE IN THE “9 DAYS FOR LIFE” INITIATIVE CALLING FOR AN END TO ABORTION “9 Days for Life” is a national initiative sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; it will take place January 19-27, 2022 Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez encourages faithful throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to join in solidarity with Catholics from throughout the country by prayerful participation in “9 Days for Life,” a pro-life novena sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). On January 22, 2022, our nation marks the 49th anniversary of Roe v.... Read more →


NJ Takes Abortion One Step Further; Pre-born Child Doesn't Have Any Rights in the Garden State

source LiveActions...(CNBNews see video below) +++++ N.J. bill codifying abortion access signed into law By EmmaLee Italia - TRENTON, NJ-(January 13, 2022)--The Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act – the legislative push to enshrine and expand abortion rights in New Jersey – was signed into law Jan. 13 by Gov. Phil Murphy. The law, which passed in the State Legislature Jan. 10 by wide margins, codifies the New Jersey Supreme Court’s 1982 decision to affirm the right to abortion. “This law departs from the fundamental Catholic teaching that all life is sacred from conception to natural death,” the state’s Catholic Bishops... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: It is Now Chic to Hate Whitey

January 7, 2022 Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest cultural fashion: It has been chic for some time to say things about white people that if said about blacks would be branded racist. Now it is in vogue like never before. The irony is that the racist comments are being said by those who consider themselves to be anti-racist. They are not—they are every bit as racist as George Wallace was. To top things off, many round out their bigotry by making anti-Christian and sexist remarks. In short, they have a special... Read more →


Guest Opinion: de Blasio And Those Who Elected Him Ruined New York City

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on outgoing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s last day in office is New Years Eve. What he has done to the world’s greatest city is incalculable: he has been an unmitigated disaster. He is often compared to Mayor David Dinkins, but the comparison is unfair. While Dinkins did great damage, which was undone by Rudy Giuliani, he was merely incompetent. De Blasio’s war on New York City was deliberate, a clear example of what happens when a Marxist takes over. New... Read more →