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CNBNEWS CHEERS AND JEERS FOR MARCH 2021

CHEER--The Cold Springs administration and staff put together a well-organized and safe event for students. They met with families outside to thank us for our help and support throughout this school year and also gave each student a brand new book along with an Easter egg and visit from the Easter bunny. The kids all seemed to enjoy themselves! JEER--Gloucester City is one of the most depressed communities in New Jersey. How can we afford to pay our public servants 60% more than what our middle-class homeowners are earning? We the taxpayers have become the servants who only exist to serve our public employees. No wonder we can't afford any capital improvements that are gravely needed in town!!" RELATED:PROPERTY TAXES Gloucester City in the Top... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Mass Killers Have Much In Common

by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor The Catholic League March 26, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the recent mass killings: Gloucestercitynews.net files The media would have us believe that Christianity inspired the Atlanta killer, Robert Aaron Long, to go on his rampage. We are also told that Islam had nothing to do with inspiring the Boulder killer, Ahmed Al Aliwi Alissa, to go on his rampage. They are right about the latter but wrong about the former: In both cases, religion had nothing to do with their behavior. Long and Alissa are alike in one sense: both have serious psychosocial issues and neither has any friends. That should be the focus of our concern, not their religion. The professoriate was quick to... 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 →


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 →


Guest Opinion: Ruling Class Is Race Obsessed

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor March 22, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the ruling class' obsession with race: We are getting close to the point where if a white person says he prefers vanilla ice cream to chocolate, he risks being labeled a racist. The ruling class, in particular, is obsessed with this issue, seeing racism lurking behind every decision that adversely affects people of color. We need to grow up. The first thing we need to do is get rid of the term "people of color." It is meaningless. Asians have little in common with African Americans or Hispanics. Indeed, Asians have little in common with each other: The Chinese do not share a common history or culture with the Japanese,... 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 →


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: Obsessing Over Biden's Religion

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor March 2, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the intense focus on President Biden's religion: The obsession with President Biden's religion is everywhere apparent, especially among Democrats, liberal pundits, reporters and activists. They are working overtime to convince the public that he is a good Catholic. On Biden's first day in office, White House press secretary Jen Psaki addressed his religion at a press conference. "I will just take the opportunity to remind all of you that he is a devout Catholic, and somebody who attends church regularly." "Devout Catholic." A lexis-nexis search reveals that this descriptive term has been used by the press hundreds of times in the last three months. The day after Biden was inaugurated,... 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 →


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: HOW THE RULING CLASS /POLITICAL ELITE FUELED THE CAPITOL RIOT

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains what led to the Capitol riot: Any investigation of the Capitol riot on January 6 must start by asking what provoked these men and women to act. While thousands showed up, roughly 200 of them managed to enter the Capitol. That small portion of Trump supporters must be held accountable, but we can’t get to the bottom of this until we understand why most of the crowd—the non-violent ones—were there in the first place. What fueled the anger of this mob were many things, among them being the passive reaction of the ruling class to the wave of violence that encapsulated American cities in 2020. The police were told to stand down and prosecutors... 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 →


Larry King R.I.P.

by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor January 23, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the death of Larry King: Larry King was perhaps the greatest interviewer of all time. Unlike today's cable news hosts, Larry came to the table without cue cards. There were no canned questions prepared by a producer, no teleprompter to lean on for support. Most of all, Larry listened. Larry asked a question and the guest answered. The next question was based on what the guest said. It was a conversation. He would listen attentively to what was said and would then dig deeper. And so on. Sounds fairly simple. But it isn't. Larry's gift was to make his guests feel relaxed, getting them to open up about matters... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: ACLU Attacks Trump's Free Speech

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump: Gloucestercitynews.net files Over the weekend, on January 9th, the ACLU’s board of directors met to discuss the impeachment of President Trump. On January 10th, it unanimously decided he must be impeached. It is one thing for politicians, pundits and newspapers to call for the impeachment of the president, quite another when an organization that claims to be the preeminent free speech institution in the nation agrees. Among its complaints against Trump, the ACLU cites “false statements” he has made. This is ironic given the false statements the Union itself makes in its impeachment resolution. It opens by saying the... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Who Is Guilty Of Inciting Riots?

ABC News (Australia) Looters have overrun streets in Washington DC and New York City and fires have been ignited near the White House as the US experienced its sixth night of violence fuelled by the killings of black people at the hands of police. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-0... During the summer Black Lives Matter and the Socialist group Antifa fueled by the rhetoric coming from the Left rioted across the nation. The ABC News video, which was published on YouTube, is just one of many that were filmed during that period by various news outlets. Catholic League President Bill Donohue states in his January 8 editorial that people on the Left have no moral authority to lecture the rest of us about violence by right-wing... 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 →


GUEST OPINION:

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 →


ARCHDIOCESE ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE LIMITED TIME MITIGATION

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania issued an order for Limited Time Mitigation on Thursday, December 10, 2020. The order from Governor Wolf and Secretary of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine, includes this stated exception: “Churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and other places of congregate worship are specifically excluded from the limitations set forth above during religious services. These institutions are strongly encouraged to enforce physical distancing and other mitigation measures at their gatherings.” Today, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that current liturgical guidelines developed by the Archdiocesan Office for Divine Worship and approved by Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez remain fully in effect. This includes the Directives for Advent and Christmas and the Guidelines for the Application of Safer at Home Restrictions in the City of Philadelphia. These Archdiocesan... Read more →


Catholic League Life-Size Nativity Scene in Central Park

by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Catholic League’s nativity scene on public property: Today, the Catholic League erected a life-size nativity scene in Central Park, on a piece of public property in front of the Plaza Hotel, between 58th and 59th Street on 5th Avenue. We received a permit from the New York City Parks Department, as we have for decades. Sitting nearby is the world’s largest menorah, which is also a religious symbol. There are no Santa Clauses, reindeers, Jack Frosts, or any other secular symbols surrounding our religious display. We don’t need to have them. Why? Because Central Park is a public forum, a place that is open to all ideas, concerts, artistic exhibitions, and... Read more →


CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE RECOGNIZES 24 DEDICATED PARTNERS

PHILADELPHIA PA--Each year, Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) honors dedicated staff and administrators who are celebrating significant service milestones for the contributions they have made to the Church’s works of charity. This year, CSS is pleased to recognize 24 “Partners in Mission” from programs throughout the five-county Archdiocese of Philadelphia. This year’s honorees have a combined total of nearly 400 years of service to faith-based delivery of social services. Recognition for special achievement begins with 10 years of employment and continues in five-year intervals. Mr. James Amato, Secretary for Catholic Human Services said, “As our dedicated staff members, you make it possible for us to follow in the footsteps of Jesus as we affirm, assist and advocate for our brothers and... 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 →


Following the End of Leaf Season, PATCO Shifts to New Schedule Starting Saturday

A new schedule will go into effect on Saturday, December 5. The new timetable marks the end of the current “leaf season” schedule when trains operated at reduced speeds due to slippery rail conditions. The new schedule aims to provide a high level of service with appropriate social distancing for customers based on current ridership statistics. Schedule highlights: Weekday AM & PM Rush Hours: The schedule is similar to the current schedule, with minor departure time adjustments to account for faster run times of one to two minutes. Daytime, weeknights, owl, and weekend service: Service levels remain the same with slight adjustments to departure times. View the Schedule 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 →


New Jersey State Crime Investigation: Pagans MC, The Most Vicious Outlaw Gang

Report Issued September 2020 video source Gangland Documentary Introduction The biker sat parked next to a pump at a Newark gas station when a burly man wielding a metal bat approached from behind. The first blow – one of many more to come – struck the back of the biker’s head. Three other men soon joined the melee, hitting and kicking the biker – a Hells Angel image courtesy of Gangland Documentary Motorcycle Club associate – as he helplessly flailed on the ground. This savage attack of a rival by members of the Pagans Motorcycle Club occurred in the middle of an afternoon in April 2018 at a busy service station. A surveillance video of the beating showed innocent bystanders – including a woman who... 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 →


IT AIN'T OVER TILL IT'S OVER

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Here we are eight days after the 2020 election and we still don't have a decisive winner. President Donald Trump has announced he is contesting the results. And, there is a general consensus the outcome of the contest will be decided by the nine Justices in the U.S. Supreme Court. Tuesday the General Service Administration told the Biden campaign, "GSA administrator, Emily Murphy, will only initiate the transition when a “clear winner is clear based on the process laid out in the Constitution.” Also, on Tuesday, 10 attorney generals filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit from Pennsylvania Republicans and asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that extended the deadline for mail-in ballots in... Read more →


SAINTS PHILIP & JAMES SCHOOL PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM VOTED BEST PRE-SCHOOL IN CHESTER COUNTY 

BY THE DAILY LOCAL NEWS READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS Saints Philip and James Parish School (SSPJ) in Exton (Chester County) was voted Best Pre-School in Chester County by the Daily Local News Readers’ Choice awards program. Each year the Daily Local News asks readers to vote on the best businesses and services in Chester County. SSPJ offers a five-day Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 program with full and half day options. Sister Teresa Ballisty, I.H.M., Principal of Saints Philip and James Parish School said, “We are very honored and proud that we earned this recognition this year.” Sister continued, “We are also very grateful to all those who voted and all those who support our school to make it the best.” SSPJ specializes in the education and faith-formation... Read more →


ARCHBISHOP PÉREZ WILL VISIT SAINT HUBERT CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

AND CELEBRATE MASS IN HONOR OF SAINT HUBERT’S FEAST DAY Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will visit Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls(SHHS) in the Tacony section of Philadelphia and celebrate Mass in honor of the school’s patron saints’ feast day. Father Carl Pieber, C.M., Board Chair of SHHSand the Sub-Director of the International Miraculous Medal Association will con-celebrate. 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 2, 2020 Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls 7320 Torresdale Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19136 As part of Mass and to celebrate Saint Hubert’s upcoming feast day on November 3, 2020 the Universal Prayer and a song will be sung in Spanish. In addition, five students in the school’s Rite of Christian Initiation for Teens (RCIT) program will present the gifts to... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Trump Didn't Create Rudeness

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Trump's critics: After watching President Trump for the past few years, New York Times columnist David Brooks recently opined that he fully expected "the country would rise up in moral revulsion" at his gruff style. He is dumbfounded at the outcome. "Trump's behavior got worse and worse...and nothing happened." Gloucestercitynews.net files There are plenty of reasons why. The mainstreaming of incivility in our culture tops the list. For several decades now, the public has become so inundated with crassness that it has become increasingly inured to expressions of it. That is why it smacks of naiveté to express horror when our elites adopt the cues of the dominant culture. This isn't the 1950s.... Read more →


Video: Courage and Conviction, The True Story of Christopher Columbus

Courage and Conviction: The True Story of Christopher Columbus is a thorough examination of the life and legacy of the fearless discoverer of America. Through expert interviews and archival footage, we look at the origins of Columbus Day and the symbolic role that Columbus has for Catholic immigrants, especially Italian Americans. Finally, the film addresses the current indictments against Christopher Columbus with boldness and exposes the motives behind the attacks of revisionist historians. Courage and Conviction shows why Christopher Columbus remains not only a man worthy of admiration, but a noble icon of what it means to be a Catholic and an American. Read more →


Guest Opinion: Catholic Schools in Pennsylvania Face Uncertainty in the Pandemic era

By Colleen Hroncich/ The Center Square When Apryl and James Dolgas enrolled their sons, Brady and Alec, in Catholic schools, they anticipated financial hardship. Though tuition at Johnstown’s Divine Mercy Academy and Bishop McCort High School is less than half what their local school district spends per pupil, it was still costly. But Apryl and James believed the financial sacrifice was worth it – especially since the Greater Johnstown School District, Apryl’s alma mater, consistently ranks near the bottom of districts statewide. The COVID-19 pandemic proved the wisdom of their decision. In March, when Gov. Tom Wolf mandated in-person school closures, Divine Mercy and Bishop McCort immediately pivoted to remote instruction. According to Tom Smith, chief academic officer at Divine Mercy and principal of Bishop... 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, 856-784-3878. Engaged Encounter is a weekend retreat where couples experience an in-depth, private, personal, marriage preparation. Full information is found at http://engagedencounter.org/ The $410/couple fee includes food and lodging for the weekend. Camden Diocese Engaged Encounter Team Leaders: Jenn and... Read more →


Bishop Dennis Sullivan: The Right to Life Should Be Our Concern

Recently, on the occasion of my 49th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood, one of my brother priests gifted me a lovely framed card on which are found these words: LIFE IS NO LESS BEAUTIFUL WHEN IT IS ACCOMPANIED BY ILLNESS OR WEAKNESS, HUNGER OR POVERTY, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISEASES, LONELINESS OR OLD AGE. Those words were written by Terence Cardinal Cooke, Archbishop of New York, shortly before he died on Oct. 6, 1983, at age 62, following years of physical suffering with leukemia. The Cardinal ordained me a priest in 1971. Annually, during the month of October, our church observes RESPECT LIFE MONTH. Living in a society in which increasing acts of violence against life surround us, we cannot tire of this annual observance.... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Dictator Cuomo Closes Churches, Synagogues and Schools

by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor October 6, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's latest edict: Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in New York are witnessing a spike in coronavirus infections, and the response by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is to shut down all churches, synagogues and schools—private, Cuomo's Tyrannical Edict religious, and public—in an attempt to quell the spread of the disease. The authoritarian language he invoked to justify this extraordinary measure was chilling. "We know religious institutions have been a problem," he said. He then took direct aim at synagogues. "If you're not willing to live with these rules [banning mass gatherings], then I'm going to close the synagogues." He also said he would deploy the police... Read more →


How The Presidential Candidates Differ on Catholic Teachings

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on efforts by the Trump and Biden campaigns to court the Catholic vote: The Catholic vote is the religious swing vote and both the Trump and Biden camps know it. This explains their outreach via Catholics for Trump and Catholics for Biden. More important than these campaign efforts is how the two candidates approach issues that are central to Catholicism. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has declared abortion to be the “preeminent” issue for Catholics. On this score, Trump’s pro-life position is consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church. Biden, who was once pro-life, is now a champion of abortion-on-demand through term, and is therefore wildly out-of-step with his religion’s position.... Read more →


VIDEO: The Problems Children Experience from Living in Fatherless Homes

"Six men have fathered 87 children with 50 different women. Children who come from fatherless homes are five times more likely to commit suicide, 32 times more likely to run away, 20 more times to have a behavioral problem, 14 more times to commit rape, 10 more times more likely to abuse drugs," said TV talk show hostesses Iyania. TV talk show hostesses Iyania did a show on the number of children who have no father living with them. On the heels of her controversial multipart mega-fix, Iyanla sits down with Jay, who has fathered 34 children with 17 different women, in-studio for a no-holds-barred discussion. Iyanla has also invited onto the show five other men who are in similar situations. "No heat, no judgment,"... Read more →


Bishop Dennis Sullivan Explains Why Camden Diocese Filed for Chapter 11

The Diocese of Camden has filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 to protect its assets. Below, Bishop Dennis Sullivan, head of the Diocese explains why. This year has seen historic difficulties in South Jersey, in our country and across the world due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to which our diocese has not been immune. The loss of life and the fear of sickness from viral exposure have weighed heavily on each of us. These pandemic ripples have taken many forms, among which has been its effect on the finances of our diocese. The effects of the pandemic, which have curtailed our revenue and deeply impacted our parishioners and neighbors, were further compounded by the over $8 million we have paid out this... Read more →


*Virtual Support Bereavement Meetings Every Wed.

Dawn Lipomi, a Diocese of Camden certified bereavement minister, is holding virtual grief support meetings for people who have lost a loved one on Wednesday evenings. Dawn writes, "I’ll be hosting virtual grief support meetings each week on Wednesday evening. If you’d like to join us, we’d love to have you! It is not too late to sign up for tonight's meeting." "Please message, email or text, me for the meeting link. To ensure privacy and confidentiality of those who attend, I cannot post the link to our meeting publicly. You can also contact me through our Facebook page: Holy Child Parish Bereavement Ministry. Or contact me directly at 609-405-2745 or via email... dawn_heister@yahoo.com " This is for any grief that you’re experiencing right now.... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Kamala Harris Resorts to "God Talk"

by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor The Catholic League The Democrats, as every survey shows, is the party of secularists, some of whom are Christian bashers. Tagged with being anything but religion-friendly, Democrats have resorted to “God talk” to woo voters. The latest to do so is Kamala Harris. After the presidential debate, Harris was interviewed by Jake Tapper of CNN. After Tapper lied about President Trump—saying he refused to denounce white supremacists (when Chris Wallace asked Trump if he was prepared to condemn them, Trump answered, “Sure, I’m prepared to do it”)—Harris was asked to share her thoughts. “The president of the United States in the year of our Lord, 2020, refuses to condemn white supremacists.” (All references to this expression are my italics.)... Read more →


Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Canonization

at the CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL Faithful throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are invited to celebrate the 20thanniversary of the canonization of Saint Katharine Drexel, a native Philadelphian and the second American-born citizen to be canonized by the Catholic Church. The Solemn Mass will be held at the Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Reverend Dennis Gill, Rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, will be the principal celebrant and homilist. Sunday, October 4, 2020 11:00 a.m. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 All are welcome to present intentions and petitions at the Saint Katharine Drexel Shrine, to be placed... Read more →


Career Politician Joe Biden's Evolving Abortion Views

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Joe Biden's changing views on abortion: Joe Biden entered the senate in 1973, the same year the Supreme Court legalized abortion in its Roe v. Wade decision. He has evolved from being strongly pro-life to rabidly pro-abortion. Here is a list of his changing positions. Flip-Flop Joe 1974: A year after Roe v. Wade was decided, he said the ruling had gone "too far" and that a woman seeking an abortion should not have the "sole right to say what should happen to her body." 1976: He votes for the "Hyde Amendment" which bans federal funding of abortions. 1981: He introduces the "Biden Amendment" which prohibits foreign-aid funding of biomedical research involving abortion.... Read more →


Judge Barrett's Catholic Faith Trashed By Media And Activists

By Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor (September 28, 2020)--Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on who is trashing Amy Coney Barrett's Catholicism: Judge Amy Coney Barrett As I predicted last week, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett would be spared another round of anti-Catholic commentary by senate Democrats. From what was said over the weekend, my assessment was correct. Indeed, Rep. Nancy Pelosi affirmed that it "doesn't matter what her faith is." Sen. Dick Durbin, who made anti-Catholic remarks when Barrett was being considered for an appellate post in 2017, said this time around, "I'm going to be extremely careful." It is clear that the Democrats got burned for their bigotry three years ago and are not prepared to go down that road again, at... Read more →


President Trump Lambasted for Opposing Infanticide

by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor September 25, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on reaction to President Trump's "Born Alive" executive order: President Trump announced this week that he will sign an executive order mandating that doctors attend to babies born alive, "no matter what the circumstances." The proximate cause of his order is the practice of denying medical care to babies born alive as a result of a botched abortion. The American people are overwhelmingly opposed to late-term abortions. What Trump plans to do goes beyond partial-birth abortion: His executive order is targeted at prohibiting infanticide. Astonishingly, he is being criticized in some quarters for doing so. Some maintain that infanticide is not a problem. Dr. Kristyn Brandi is a board member... Read more →


VIDEO: Anarchists in Kentucky Supported by Louisville Bail Initiative

CNBNews Staff Louisville, Kentucky (Sept. 25, 2020)-- Anarchists unload signs and weapons from a U-Haul following the announcement on Wednesday, Sept. 23, that officers Sgt. Jon Mattingly and Detective Miles Cosgrove who fired their weapons at Breonna Taylor’s home were deemed justified in the shooting. Det. Brett Hankison, was charged with first-degree wanton endangering the lives of people inside the apartment next door. The main stream media reported the protests following the Grand Jury's decision were spontaneous. However, according to the Gateway Pundit, the rioters were actually being supported by the Louisville Bail Initiative . Holly Zoller, a member of the Lousiville Bail Initiative signed the lease for the U-haul. The rented truck was loaded with shields, painted with anti-police messages, umbrellas, gas masks, and... Read more →