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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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


The Last of the Big New York City Parades

by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the controversy over the Staten Island St. Patrick's Day Parade: Staten Island's St. Patrick's Day Parade is the last of the big New York City parades of this kind to remain true to its heritage. Unlike the other St. Patrick's Day Parades, which have turned the march into an inclusion event, the Staten Island contingent remains resolute in exclusively honoring St. Patrick. The last time the Catholic League marched in the most heralded of St. Patrick's Day Parades—the one up Fifth Avenue—was 2014. I pulled our group... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: CORPORATE ELITES ARE PLAYING BLACKS

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how large corporations are playing blacks: We chose to review the diversity statements and programs of ten large-scale corporations. We then compared them to the racial profile of their top executives. The results are an eye-opener. The worst offender, meaning the corporation with the biggest hypocrites, is Goldman Sachs. Goldman Sachs In June 2020, Goldman Sachs announced that it “has a message right now to the companies they invest in: drive diversity throughout the organization, or we may just drive away from your stock.” Good thing that principle... Read more →


Celebrate Feast Day of Saint Kathrine Drexel; Submit Your Prayer Intentions

PHILADELPHIA PA--Faithful throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are invited to celebrate the feast day of Saint Saint Katharine Drexel Katharine Drexel with a Sung Mass at the Shrine within the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Thursday, March 3, 2022 12:05 p.m. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 The Sung Mass will be live-streamed through the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Facebook page and website. All are encouraged to join in praying the Solemn Novena to Saint Katharine Drexel, which will begin on Tuesday, February 22. Please follow the link to... 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 →


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 →


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 →


GUEST OPINION: Assessing Biden's First Year

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue assesses President Biden's first year: January 20 marks President Biden's first year in office. We leave it to others to assess his record on the economy, COVID, our southern border, foreign policy and other issues. On the policies that matter most to us—the life issues and religious liberty—he has failed. We have links to three reports: President Biden's first day in office; his reversal of President Trump's religious liberty policies; and the extent to which his policies departed from Catholic teachings. President Trump issued one executive order on 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: The Attack on White People

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Justifying Racism January 5, 2022 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the growing trend of racism against white people: A long-standing liberal tenet—that we should condemn all forms of prejudice and discrimination equally—came under attack in the 1960s when President Lyndon Johnson decided that equal opportunity was outdated: he said the new goal should be equal outcomes. Ironically, this new thinking, which has since become a staple of liberal thought, was announced at the very moment when equal opportunity was finally emerging, thanks to the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Affirmative action, and the quotas... Read more →


CNB Archives: Video Urges Public To Say Merry Christmas

Originally published on December 15, 2015 Bill Donohue would like to share something special: "The video, 'Say Merry Christmas,' is produced by the Say Merry Christmas network; it is a joy to watch. Anyone who supports the Catholic League will realize why it is so dear to us. The presentation is flawless. I would like to thank Catholic League members Rita and Denis Larrivee for bringing this to my attention. Please pass it around." http://www.catholicleague.org Say Merry Christmas - Vocal Carrie Rinderer and the American Christian Life United choir... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Navity Scene Erected in Central Park

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. 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... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Marilyn Manson's Satanism Comes Home To Roost

December 1, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on allegations against Marilyn Manson: Following allegations of physically and sexually assaulting several women, rock star Marilyn Manson had his home busted into on November 29 by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The alleged crimes took place between 2009 and 2011 in West Hollywood. Gloucestercitynews. net files No reports have surfaced as to whether Manson's home today resembles the one he apparently had when he was allegedly brutalizing these women. At that time some who knew him called his home a "meat locker" or a "black refrigerator," a reference to... Read more →


Holiday Cleanup of South Jersey Catholic Cemeteries

By Michael Walsh - The next holiday cleanup for South Jersey Catholic Cemeteries is scheduled to begin the week of December 6 for the removal of Veterans Day and Thanksgiving decorations. However, grave blankets and wreaths laid at Thanksgiving will remain until January. Prior to the cleanup date, we ask families to please remember to remove any items or mementos that they wish to keep. South Jersey Catholic Cemeteries, a ministry of the Diocese of Camden, handles 15 cemetery locations throughout southern New Jersey including: Calvary Cemetery & Mausoleum, Cherry Hill New St. Mary Cemetery & Mausoleum, Bellmawr Gate of... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Who Really Stands For Free Speech?

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor November 16, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the raging free speech controversies: On November 9th, the New York Times ran two news stories on the same subject, free speech, that had very different perspectives. The articles did not appear in tandem: one appeared in Section A on p. 16; the other was a front-page story in The Arts/Cultural Desk section. The two organizations that were the subject of analysis had nothing in common, save for their alleged fidelity to free speech. One was believable; the other was not. The credible organization is... Read more →


The Catholic Star Herald Talking Catholic: Discover Catholic Schools Week 2021

By Staff Reports - November 15, 202 We may be a little biased, but we think Catholic schools are consistently the best option for most families. They provide excellent academics, dedicated faculty, and a deeper connection to our faith. With those thoughts in mind, we brought in some guests that live these values every day. Joining hosts Marianela Nunez and Mike Walsh today are educators Dr. Janice DeCicco Fipp, principal at St. Joseph Regional School in Somers Point, NJ; Tom Iacovone, Jr., principal at Gloucester Catholic Junior and Senior High School in Gloucester City, NJ; Patricia Naples, middles school science... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: What Pope Said To Biden Is Unconfirmed

October 29, 2021 Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the conversation between the pope and the president: After Pope Francis and President Biden met today, President Biden said that the pope called him a "good Catholic" and that he should "keep receiving communion." The Vatican has not confirmed the veracity of Biden's account. Like everyone else, we at the Catholic League have no way of knowing whether Biden's remarks are accurate. But from what we know about the Vatican's handling of the meeting, and Biden's long record of lying about many important matters, we... Read more →


OH NO JOE, SAY IT ISN'T SO !!!...THE VATICAN TELLS WHITE HOUSE NO LIVE COVERAGE OF BIDEN GREETING THE POPE

Vatican Stiffs Biden Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor October 28, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on tomorrow's meeting between the pope and the president: Yesterday, I issued a statement saying the White House is out to milk the meeting between Pope Francis and President Biden. They need to. Biden is in trouble with the bishops at home—he adamantly rejects core Catholic moral teachings—and his administration was banking on posting pictures of the two men grinning and shaking hands. But now the Vatican has thrown a monkey wrench into this opportunistic gambit. The media have been mostly barred from... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: When Will This Silliness Stop? President Thomas Jefferson Statue Removed NYC Hall

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on another victim of the cancel culture: On October 18, New York City officials voted unanimously to remove a 7-foot-tall statue of Thomas Jefferson from the chambers of the New York City Council in City Hall. Perversely, the person most responsible for declaring Jefferson a racist is himself a racist, New York State Assemblyman Charles Barron. What should they do with the Jefferson statue? "I think it should be put in storage or destroyed or whatever," he said. Barron started his activist career as a member of the Black... Read more →


Rev. Francis J. Gramigna, Pastor at St. Joseph's, (Sea Isle), Assumption (Wildwood Crest), St. Francis (Barrington)

Egg Harbor Township – On May 22, 2020. Age 83. Loving son of the late Joseph and Jane Gramigna. Devoted brother of Kathleen “Cass” (late Edward) Garrity and Charles (late Claire) Gramigna, and Sister-in-law Mary Gramigna. Predeceased by Mary (Louis) Lippa, Joan (Thomas) Campbell, Rose (Patrick) McShane, Joseph (Patricia) Gramigna, Edward Gramigna, Sr. Dear uncle of 48 nieces and nephews, and too many great-nieces and great-nephews to count. Father Frank was born in Oaklyn and was a graduate of Camden Catholic High School in 1955 where he was Captain of the football team. Father attended St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Abortion-By-Hanger Deemed Safe 

September 30, 2021 Bill Donahue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the 2021 Women's March on Washington which will be held on Oct. 2nd. [Note: This news release contains graphic language.] According to the organizers of this year's Women's March on Washington, there is nothing dangerous, scary or harmful about a pregnant woman inserting a wire hanger into her vagina to kill her child. That's why those who show up with a hanger, or hanger imagery, will get booted, even if their purpose is to protest abortion-law restrictions. A pregnancy at 39 weeks or at full... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Biden's Pro-Abortion Bill Is Off-The-Charts

(May 5, 2016)-Two moms of premature babies made a huge impact for life on Facebook, according to LifeNews.com The moms, Ashley Brooke Costanzo and Whitney Sanders, posted similar messages online in April to raise awareness about late-term abortions and the radical abortion positions of the two Democratic presidential candidates. Since then, tens of thousands of people have shared and viewed their posts online. (continue to read) ~CNBNews +++++++ Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on President Biden's latest pro-abortion bill: "The Administration strongly supports House passage of H.R. 3755, the Women's Health Protection Act of 2021." That is the statement... Read more →


Gloucester City's Sixth Annual St. Patrick's Parade Set for Sunday, Sept. 19

Celebrate Irish Culture at our 6th Annual Community Entertainment Event in Gloucester City SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2021 starting at 1 PM. The parade was postponed in March due to the pandemic. Celebrity Parade Marshall and MC Bob Kelly FOX 29 LIVE BROADCASTING at our PERFORMANCE GRANDSTAND In front of St. Mary Church, Monmouth and Atlantic Sts. Singer Timmy Kelly will perform "Danny Boy" Join the region’s greatest talent & entertainment as we commemorate Irish culture and celebrate the value of community! Hosted by Celebrity Parade Marshal Bob Kelly, everyone's favorite traffic guy from TV & radio, NJ Irish Society of... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Transgender Report Part III: Psychological Damage

Bill Donahue | CNBNews Contributor This is the last installment of our three-part series on this subject. When no intervention is made 70% of children with gender dysphoria will grow out of it on their own. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) lists eight conditions that are associated with gender dysphoria in children. A child is diagnosed with this condition if they meet six of them. They are: –A strong desire to be of the other gender or insistence that one is the other gender –A strong preference for cross-dressing or simulating [other gender] attire –A strong... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Transgender Report Part II: Physical Damage

August 25, 2021 Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor This is the second of our three-part series on this subject. There are no medical criteria to determine if a child needs to undergo transition procedures. According to the Mayo Clinic "Feminizing hormone therapy" (the process of a male taking female hormones) comes with risks and complications including: ______–A blood clot in a deep vein (deep vein thrombosis) or in a lung _______(pulmonary embolism) ______–High triglycerides, a type of fat (lipid) in your blood ______–Weight gain ______–Infertility ______–High potassium (hyperkalemia) ______–High blood pressure (hypertension) ______–Type 2 diabetes ______–Cardiovascular disease ______–Excessive prolactin in... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Transgender Report Part I...Curricula

BILL DONOHUE | CNBNEWS CONTRIBUTOR This is the first of our three-part series on this subject. According to the updated National Sex Education Standards, by the end of the 2nd grade, students will be expected to define "gender, gender identity, and gender-role stereotypes." Students will also be expected to "discuss the range of ways people express their gender and how gender-role stereotypes may limit behavior." By the end of the 5th grade, students will be expected to "distinguish between sex assigned at birth and gender identity and explain how they may or may not differ." They will also learn about... Read more →


GUEST OPINION:

Centers for Disease Control to the Left of Media

August 13, 2021 Bill Donahue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on just how far left the CDC has become: Gloucestercitynews.net graphic file As recently as a few years ago, no one would believe that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) was to the left of the mainstream media. But a lot has recently changed. From draconian strictures on Covid to the latest pronouncements on climate change, it is clear that the CDC has become a very political institution. Perhaps nothing shows how much it has changed more than its comments on the necessity of pregnant women... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: THE COLLAPSE OF GOV. CUOMO

BILL DONOHUE | CNBNEWS CONTRIBUTOR Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the collapse of Gov. Cuomo: On this date in 258, St. Lawrence was roasted to death on a gridiron for remaining loyal to the Catholic Church. Fast forward to August 10, 2021, when another Catholic, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is being roasted by the media for his disloyalties. Indeed, he’s toast. Even in leaving, Cuomo still doesn’t get it. “In my mind,” he said, “I’ve never crossed the line with anyone. But I didn’t realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn.” He should... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: FATHER JUDGE HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVES MULTI-MILLION  DOLLAR COMMITMENT

Larry Berran ’89 and Mike Sicilia ’89, Two Global Software Executives and Faulkner Automotive Group provided initial support for the school’s Capital Campaign, which will launch broadly in the fall of 2021. Father Judge High School and The Friends of Father Judge High School, Inc. (The Friends) recently received multi-million dollar commitments from Larry Berran ’89, the Chief Executive Officer of iPipeline, Mike Sicilia ’89, the Executive Vice President of Oracle’s Global Business Units, and the Faulkner Automotive Group. Supporters of Father Judge High School are investing in strategic initiatives to benefit a diverse spectrum of students. The school is... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Seeking An Executive Director of Development

To Our Gloucester Catholic Supporters: I am writing to let you know that Joe Calabro has accepted a senior leadership position at the March of Dimes as Director of Philanthropy in the Philadelphia Region and surrounding counties. Joe’s last day with us was July 30. This is a very exciting career opportunity for Joe, and, on behalf of the Gloucester Catholic Family, I extend our best wishes and gratitude to Joe for the tremendous accomplishments under his leadership. Since Joe joined Gloucester Catholic six years ago as our first full-time Executive Director of Development, he has professionalized the school’s fundraising... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Pelosi Lies Again About Her Catholic Status

July 22, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Rep. Nancy Pelosi's Catholicity: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lied again on July 22 when she described herself as "a devout Catholic." Addressing the subject of abortion, she said, "As a devout Catholic and mother of five in six years, I feel that God blessed my husband and me with our beautiful family—five children in six years almost to the day. But that may not be what we should—and it's not up to me to dictate that that's what other people should do, and it's an issue of fairness and justice... Read more →


Guest Opinion. 59 Democrats Lecture The Bishops

By Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contribut0r June 21, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a letter by Catholic Democrats directed at the bishops: Seems like everyone is lecturing the bishops these days. The latest to do so are 59 Democrats who identify as Catholics. Leading the charge is Rep. Rosa DeLauro. On June 18, she issued a "Statement of Principles" that chastises the bishops for addressing the issue of Catholic public figures who reject core Catholic moral teachings; 73% of the bishops voted to consider a document on the suitability of these self-identified Catholics to receive Holy Communion.... Read more →


Taxpayers Spend $19,000 Every Time a Non-Public School Child Transfers to a Public School

By Mary Beth Peabody/Catholic Star Herald New Jersey taxpayers spend $19,000 every time a non-public school child transfers to a public school. With final decisions expected by the end of June, all New Jersey residents have a stake in Governor Christie’s non-public education funding plans for 2016-17. “People think it’s a Catholic School issue,” said Sr. Rose DiFluri, Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Camden. “But it’s about making sure all school-aged children in New Jersey have equitable access to a safe school with appropriate resources. We’re talking about needs that must be met no matter where a... Read more →


Memories: Saint Mary Parish STEM Program

Written by Peter G. Sánchez First published August 30, 2018 GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 14, 2021)--The six weeks were coming to an end, but not without some Irish music.In the center of Gloucester Catholic High School’s library last week, Mark Jergensen strummed the banjo as Leniyah-Marie Osler practiced her skills on the tin whistle. In a corner, Aidan Grossman and Nevaeh Parrish were taught the bodhran by visitor Tom Brett. St. Mary's RC Church (CNBNews photo) “It’s been fun,” the 10-year-old Leniyah-Marie said as she put down her tin whistle. “I wish it wouldn’t end,” she added. For over a... Read more →


Veterans make up 40 Percent of the Diocese of Camden’s Homeless Population

Gina Ireland, an Army veteran, shares her testimony of overcoming homelessness with her daughter through the help of Catholic Charities. Photo by Michael Walsh Knights of Columbus Council 6735 of St. Peter Church in Merchantville helped Catholic Charities throw an indoor barbecue on May 21 to raise awareness for the issue of veteran homelessness in South Jersey. The council reached out to surrounding councils and together donated all of the food for the event, plus the manpower to cook it. In spite of the rain, parishioners and families helped pack 100 “Welcome Home” kits of toiletries for formerly homeless veterans,... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Soros Group Attacks Bishops

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest attack on U.S. bishops: President Biden says he is a "devout Catholic," yet he continues to oppose many of the most serious Catholic teachings that bear on public policy. This is of great concern to the bishops, and a large contingent of them are considering whether Biden is deserving of Holy Communion. They will take this issue up next week in a virtual meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Enter Faithful America. It is sponsoring a petition aimed at pressuring the bishops... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Hysteria Grips Pro-Abortion Activists

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on abortion-rights activists: Pro-abortion activists are in a state of hysteria. The reasons why are not hard to understand. A baby at 40 weeks... Many don’t realize that Colorado is one of only eight U.S. states that permit abortion right up until birth. In fact, the only other places on Earth where a baby’s life can be medically terminated after 22 weeks are China, North Korea, Vietnam and Canada! In communities and states across the country there has been an explosion in pro-life legislation. In fact, more than 500... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Dishonoring Martin Luther King's Legacy

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how Rev. Martin Luther King’s work is being undermined: The legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King is being dishonored on a daily basis. Those who are trashing his noble record are not white supremacists; Martin Luther King rather, they are professionals who claim to be fighting racism. These people work primarily in education, law, and the media. Regrettably, they are as heavily populated in the for-profit sector of the economy as they are the non-profit sector. It was in King’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech where he... Read more →