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OP-ED: Scoring Biden And Trump On Religion

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the recent spat over President Trump's criticism of Joe Biden's religious beliefs: Gloucestercitynews.net files (August 13, 2020)--On August 6, President Trump accused Joe Biden of being "against God." When I read this on August 7, I released the following tweet: "Trump has no business smearing Biden's personal faith. What he said is indefensible. He should stick to policy matters, not personal ones." In a Politico/Morning Consult survey released in June, only 27% of registered voters said they believed Trump to be religious. That should have given Trump pause... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Kamala Harris' Catholic Problem

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor August 12, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the problem Sen. Kamala Harris will have with Catholics: Once Catholic voters learn more about Kamala Harris' positions on an array of moral issues, Joe Biden's vice presidential pick will have a hard time winning them over. To begin with, Harris has tainted herself with the brush of anti-Catholicism. In 2018, she sought to stop a Trump nominee for a seat on the federal bench simply because he was Catholic. In doing so, she invoked a religious test for the bench, a patently unconstitutional act.... Read more →


Guest Opinion: The Black Lives Matter Movement Endangers Blacks

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Black Lives Matter: One of the greatest threats to the health and safety of black Americans today is not the police. It is Black Lives Matter. The facts are incontrovertible. Crime is a serious problem in many black inner-city neighborhoods, and that is why a recent Gallup survey found that most blacks—81 percent—want the police to spend the same amount of time (61 percent) or more time (20 percent) in their area. If most blacks thought the cops were the enemy, they would not want a police presence... Read more →


Catholic Charities Penns Grove to the Rescue

By Mary McCusker Photo by Mary McCusker Cristina Chillem, Director of Health and Wellness for Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, speaks to a woman at the agency’s food distribution on July 24 in Penns Grove. It was one of 34 food distributions that Catholic Charities has held in South Jersey in recent months to serve those who are suffering from unemployment and other financial challenges brought about by the pandemic. Pablo Hernandez was one of the 61 individuals who came to Catholic Charities’ office in Penns Grove on July 24 to pick up food, undeterred by the heatwave and intermittent... 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... 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... Read more →


Washington D.C. Police Arrest Students for Life of America Members

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AUGUST 1, 2020)--Students for Life of America and the Frederick Douglass Foundation had planned to write the words “BLACK PREBORN LIVES MATTER” on the sidewalk outside an abortion clinic in Washington, D.C. Saturday morning, according to a Students for Life press release. However, despite obtaining a permit for their event the D.C. police arrested two members this morning for writing their slogan on the sidewalk with chalk. The Students for Life of American issued the following press release; Just weeks ago D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser painted the streets of Washington, D.C. with a powerful slogan, “BLACK LIVES MATTER,”... Read more →


Anna M. Meloni (nee Passanante), of Bellmawr, age 92

After 72 years together, God called Anna and her beloved husband Frank home within two days of each other. Devoted mother of Frank J. Meloni, Jr. (Deborah) and Audrey Meloni (James Hay, IV). Loving grandmom of John Bilbrough (Nikki), Eric Bilbrough (Meghan), Beth Ann Cash (Brandon), Stephen Meloni (Sherin), Gregory Meloni and Michael Meloni. Great grandmom of Kane, Braden, Iris, Mark, Sarah and Viola and great great grandmom of Jonathan. Dear sister of Benjamin, Michael, Frances, Carmela, Josephine, Sam and Margaret. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing from 10am to 12 noon Thursday, August... Read more →


Guest Opinion Video: Italian American Man Speaks to the Goons Destroying the Columbus Statues

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 30, 2020)--An Italian American man who lives somewhere in the Summit and New Providence area blasts those young white thugs and imbeciles who have been destroying Christopher Columbus statues and other monuments across the United States in recent months. The man, who doesn't identify himself, makes some valid points and gives a speech straight from his heart. (Paraphase)"What you little bastards and assholes don't understand is the people who that statue (s) represents were discriminated against just like every other minority but they didn't cry, complain or protest like you. They fought and died for this country. I don't... Read more →


Guest Opinion: The Scourge of White Liberal Racism

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the problem of white liberal racism: It is now considered a truth of the highest order that the United States is irredeemably racist. This has been the steady drumbeat of reporters and commentators for months on end. The villains, of course, are white people. However, thanks to Robert P. Jones, we can rest assured knowing white Christians are the real devil. Jones has a problem with white people, especially white Christians. This is so notwithstanding the fact that he is both white and Christian. I erred: Let me... Read more →


Sister Marie St. James Nulty, I.H.M., Longtime Principal

Sister Marie St. James Nulty, I.H.M., died July 10 in Camilla Hall, Immaculata, at age 89. Helen Nulty was born on Aug. 10, 1930 to her parents James and Mary (Carey) Nulty in Philadelphia. Helen attended St. Francis de Sales (1937-1939) and Most Blessed Sacrament Schools (1939-1945) then West Catholic High School, from which she graduated in 1949. She entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1949 and received her habit and her religious name, Sister Marie St. James, in 1950. She pronounced first vows on April 13, 1952. She would go on to earn degrees... Read more →


What The Eviction Moratorium Means

Camden City, N.J. – In March 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 106, protecting tenants in rental properties and homeowners facing foreclosure from being removed from their homes as a result of COVID-19. As of July 25, the eviction moratorium is still in effect. “What the eviction moratorium means is that tenants who can’t pay their rent or mortgage due to COVID-19 can’t be locked out or forcibly removed from their properties unless their behavior is violent or is considered a threat to other tenants or determined to be in the interest of justice,” said Acting Camden County Prosecutor... Read more →


School Librarians are Providing Services and Resources During Pandemic

July 21, 2020-School librarians, long identified as thought leaders in school communities, provide invaluable services and resources to children in times of crisis. With educators facing unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19, school librarians and their libraries play a more important role than ever. "School librarians provide critical services for children in distance education as well as in-person." said John Chrastka, Executive Director of EveryLibrary Institute, a national 501c3 non-profit with a mission to support libraries and librarians. "Now that COVID-19 shutdowns have impacted learning for children around the nation, school librarians are needed more than ever, and they deserve our... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Property Rights and Religious Liberty are Being Threatened

by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest attacks on Christianity: Last week, the U.S. State Department released its “Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights.” The distinguished panel of experts, chaired by Harvard Law professor Mary Ann Glendon, gave prominence to the role that religious liberty plays in the making of a free society. “Foremost among the unalienable rights that government is established to secure, from the founders’ point of view, are property rights and religious liberty.” Regrettably, property rights and religious liberty are threatened today, both at home and abroad. News... Read more →


New Pastor Appointments & Priest Assignments

Bishop Dennis Sullivan announces three pastor appointments. Each is for a six-year term effective July 15. — Father Rene L. Canales, parochial vicar, Our Lady of Hope, Blackwood is named pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Lindenwold. Father Canales, 45, has been in ministry to Hispanic Catholics in Blackwood and the surrounding area since 2015. He also has been heavily involved with the Charismatic Renewal for many years. Born in El Salvador, he came to the United States illegally when he was 16 years old. He worked on farms in Florida and kitchens in Atlantic City before beginning seminary studies... Read more →


Catholic Schools in the Camden Diocese Planning for the 2020-21 Year

The Catholic Star Herald The following letter, dated July 1, 2020, was sent to parents of Catholic school students. Dear Catholic School Parents, Activity at Catholic schools across South Jersey related to planning for the 2020-2021 school year accelerated last week based on new information received from two important sources. First, we are extremely grateful for the 3,404 complete survey responses that parents of South Jersey Catholic school students submitted. We learned that 77% of parents found that the remote learning experience for their children was adequate or excellent, with 84% reporting that their child’s school did as well as... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Destroying Religious Statues Is Vintage Left

A statue of Catholic St. Junipero Serra was torn down in San Francisco, CA on June 20, and in Los Angeles on the same day, rioters pulled down a statue of St. Junipero. Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor A statue of Catholic St. Junipero Serra was torn down in San Francisco, CA on June 20, and in Los Angeles on the same day, rioters pulled down a statue of St. Junipero. The Catholic bishops of California say the saint was “ahead of his time” in defending the rights of indigenous peoples. Matthew Bunson, executive editor and Washington bureau chief of... Read more →


VIDEO: Life With Msgr. Hodge, Pastor of St. Mary's

Anthony Herbert interviews Msgr. Hodge GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 1, 2020)--Monsignor William A. Hodge, pastor of St. Mary's Parish sits down with Anthony Herbert, of Gloucester City, for an interview. He answers a variety of questions, including some personal. For example, at one point in his life, he wanted to be a missionary in some far off country but Bishop Guilfoyle suggested that now wasn't the time, that he needed me here. Some of the other questions were, why do we fold our hands when we pray? Why does a priest sing/chant some parts of the mass? What do the... Read more →


Congressman Norcross Cheers Supreme Court's Recent Ruling on Abortion

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today released the following statement: “Today, the Supreme Court rightfully overturned a Louisiana law restricting abortion access, blocking a repulsive attempt by Republicans to suppress women’s rights and their access to health care. This is a victory for women and a victory for our nation, as our highest court has ruled to protect access to critical reproductive services, in spite of this Administration’s attempts to restrict access. “American health care providers should be left to focus on helping those in need – not forced to conform to partisan policies that limit their... Read more →


Video: Hot Car Interiors Can Kill A Dog Quickly

Gloucester Township Police Community Safety Tip- GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--Even on a moderately warm day, the inside of a car can heat up in minutes, putting the life of a dog in danger. In general, it’s best to leave pets at home in summertime if you have to go into a store or if there is a possibility you might have to leave them alone. While they may love jumping in the car when you do errands at other times of the year, give it a second thought before taking them for the ride for the next couple of months. Even... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Two of the Worst Political Leaders in NY History Get Creamed in Court

DE BLASIO AND CUOMO EXCEEDED THEIR AUTHORITY Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a judicial decision just handed down that is of utmost importance to people of faith: Protesters can take to the streets, some violently, and that is okay by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo—the mob does not have to abide by social distancing rules—but religious New Yorkers cannot congregate in their houses of worship lest they imperil the public health. de Blasio and Cuomo Well, the jig is up. U.S. District Court Judge Gary Sharpe issued a preliminary injunction... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Protesters in California Attack Catholic Statue of Saint Serra

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor June 22, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on protesters who destroyed statues of Saint Junípero Serra: Smashing statues of American icons is all the rage among urban barbarians. Ignorant of history, they are destroying statues of those who were among the most enlightened persons of their time. This includes Father Junípero Serra. The 18th century missionary fought hard for the rights of Indians, and was rightfully canonized by Pope Francis in 2015. A statue of Saint Serra was toppled in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on June 19, and the next day another... Read more →


Illinois Catholic Charities Ask High Court to Support Faith-Based Foster Parenting

Thomas More Society Files Brief in United States Supreme Court Religious Rights Case (June 17, 2020 – Washington, DC) A Philadelphia law that purports to prevent discrimination actually harms children through religious discrimination, according to an amici curiae (friends of the court) brief filed with the United States Supreme Court by the Thomas More Soci ety. Representing Catholic Charities from two Illinois dioceses of the Roman Catholic Church, the brief, filed June 3, 2020, in Sharonell Fulton, et al. v. City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, et. al., supports Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, along with foster parents Sharonell... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Religious Liberty Is In A Precarious State

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor June 16, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the religious liberty implications of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on sexual orientation and gender identity: The U.S. Supreme Court decision on workplace discrimination against homosexuals and transgender persons leaves religious liberty matters in a precarious state. We stand with the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, who said that the Supreme Court "effectively redefined the legal meaning of 'sex' in our nation's civil rights laws." He also noted that this ruling "will have implications in many... Read more →


Guest Opinion; Blue And Red States Vary On COVID-19 Policies

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor June 15, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how Republican and Democrat states differ in their coronavirus response: Last month, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke for many Blue state Democrats when he cautioned about reopening the economy too quickly, noting that to do so would jeopardize the public health. He was emphatic, insisting that "every life is priceless. Period." Pro-life Americans weren't buying it. Cuomo is so radical in his defense of abortion—for any reason and at any time of gestation—that he even defends infanticide: the "former altar boy," as he likes... Read more →