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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," Iyanla says. Tune in Saturdays at 9/8c. For more on #FIXMYLIFE, visit http://WatchOWN.tv/Iyanla submitted by Bonnie Read more →


Gcity NEWS:

15 Apartments Coming To South Burlington Street

William E. Cleary Sr. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 27, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester City Planning/Zoning Board, at its September 21 meeting, approved a resolution authorizing the owner of the former Gloucester Catholic High School Boys Building, Monmouth and Burlington Street, to be converted into apartments. The proposed apartment building is located on the west side of Broadway in a heavily residential area with very little parking. Presently there are approximately 4,300 properties in the City; of that number, 3,000 are apartments, and 1400 are homes. EXCLUSIVE The applicant is operating under the name of One South Burlington Street LLC. The Registered Agent on file for this company is Joseph Romano of Warren, NJ. St. Mary's Parish of Gloucester City owned the high school building. It was sold in 2017 to WEBO, LLC, for $450,000. The principals of that business are Rich Lauletta and Paul Margaritis. "WEBO is our best acronym for West... Read more →


WABC Radio Host Bernie McGuirk, Age 64, Died of Prostate Cancer

Bernie was a class act... ~Bill Donohue Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the death of Bernie McGuirk: The death of WABC radio host Bernie McGuirk comes as a shock, notwithstanding the fact his health condition was known to be perilous. The show that he co-hosted with Sid Rosenberg—“Bernie and Sid in the Morning”—brought joy to the lives of their fans for many years. He died of prostate cancer at the age of 64 on October 5. Of all the TV and radio shows I have done, none has been more fun than my time spent with Bernie and Sid. They are two of the greatest guys in the business. Smart, quick, courageous and humorous—it is no surprise their show was the number-one rated morning show in the New York area. Bernie was a class act. May he rest in peace. Read more →


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: HALLOWEEN “HAUNTED HOUSE” IS OFFENSIVE

The Bridge Eco Village, located inside a former Catholic school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is a development company that services disadvantaged people. Together with Rotten Concepts, a design company that specializes in haunted fare, the two entities are currently holding an event that attracted the attention of the Catholic League. Here is Bill Donohue’s response. September 29, 2022 Gary Gilliam The Bridge Eco Village thebridgehbg@gmail.com Dennis Miller Rotten Concepts rchauntdesigns@gmail.com Dear Sirs: The idea of using a former Catholic school as the site for a Halloween “haunted house”—what is happening at the former Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg—seems bizarre, to say the least. But it is more than strange for “The Unholy Schoolhouse” to feature “demonic nuns and damned teachers,” instructing visitors that they will be “risking not only your life but your faith and your very souls.” And according to Dennis Miller, “It’s going to be creepy nuns, creepy... Read more →


Theresa Durkin, Longtime Athletics Teacher, and GCHS Alum, Hangs Up Her Sneakers

By Peter G. Sánchez, Staff Writer - September 26, 2022 Theresa Durkin has retired after teaching physical education in Saint Rose of Lima School, Haddon Heights, for 40 years. The powerhouse in South Jersey athletics, however, can still be seen around the school, assisting the principal in her free time. (Dave Hernandez) HADDON HEIGHTS – For the first time in 40 years, Theresa Durkin isn’t lacing up her shoes to lead students in warmups, stretches, or relays at Saint Rose of Lima School. She’s still around, however, to offer direction and greet children with a smile. “This is home,” Durkin says. A pillar in the school community for four decades, and a fixture in South Jersey’s Catholic education and athletics for five, Durkin, 76, put away the sneakers after the end of the last school year. “It was time,” the former physical education teacher says about retiring, admitting, however, “that... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Catholics Remember This...What Josh Shapiro Did To Priests Was Disgraceful

Bill Donohue | Catholic League President On the website of Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro it boasts that when he was Attorney General of the state he "exposed the Catholic Church's decades-long cover up of child sexual abuse, identifying over 300 predator priests and thousands of victims and spurring investigation across the United States." CNBNewsnet graphic file This is a distorted account of Shapiro's shameful grand jury investigation of Catholic priests. (For more on this subject see my book, The Truth about Clergy Sexual Abuse.) Shapiro convinced the media that he found evidence of 301 priests who abused more than 1,000 children over a period of seventy years. This is thrice false (1) not all the alleged offenders were priests (2) most of the alleged victims were adolescents, not children, and (3) the report was not evidentiary—it was investigative—meaning that the accused priests were never given the opportunity to rebut... Read more →


CNBNews Guest Opinion: Meet The New White Supremacists

By Catholic League president Bill Donohue Blacks need not fear right-wing white supremacists—there are too few of these crazies to matter—but they need to fear well-educated white liberals. They have become the real white supremacists. CNBNews Guest Opinion If we define white supremacists as white persons who believe in the inherent inferiority of blacks, members of the Klan come to mind. But white liberals should also come to mind. That is because they don't believe blacks have the ability to raise themselves up by themselves. White liberals have given up on equal opportunity. This explains why they are constantly dreaming up ways to mandate equality. In short, they have given up on blacks. On June 1, the California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans issued its Interim Report. It is the most comprehensive summary of liberal white supremacy available. Here are some of their proposals.... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Biden Privileges Gays Over Kids

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the way the Biden administration is treating different demographic groups: On August 4, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra declared monkeypox a national public health emergency. This decision was not based on medical conditions; rather, it was purely political. On August 10, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported there were 9,492 cases of monkeypox in the United States. On August 6, a news story on CDC data reported that "fewer than 1 in 10 (8%) needed hospitalization due to monkeypox." That means there were 759 hospitalizations. A study published July 21 by the New England Journal of Medicine found that 98 percent of those infected with monkeypox were homosexual or bisexual men and that 75 percent where white. Now contrast these numbers with what we know about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), an infection that primarily affects young children during the fall... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Increase in Anti-Catholic Incidents

BILL DONAHUE I The Catholic League The recent flurry of anti-Catholic incidents at home and abroad is a disturbing reminder of how deeply entrenched this genre of bigotry is. The incidents are not in any way a coordinated attack, though some commonalities are evident, the most obvious being that they are all driven by left-wing players. It was reported in Canada last week that there has been a huge increase in anti-Catholic hate crimes: between 2020 and 2021, they shot up by 260 percent. Churches have been burned to the ground, stained-glass windows have been smashed and acts of desecration have taken place. Some of this is a reaction to news reports alleging the discovery of "mass graves" of Indigenous children on Catholic grounds. Those stories have been proven to be totally false—not a single corpse has been found in these "mass graves." But the damage that these lies have... Read more →


Guest Opinion: TBS is Pushing Samantha Bee to the Curb

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor TBS is pushing Samantha Bee to the curb, which is not a strange place for someone who has spent her entire professional life in the gutter. After seven seasons, “Full Frontal” will not return in the fall. Bee is one of the most filthy-mouthed entertainers in American history. She is also a relentless anti-Catholic bigot. In 2018, she showed how low she can go when she called Ivanka Trump the “c-word.” After being blasted by critics, which did not include the National Organization for Women or the Feminist Majority, she issued an apology. “I crossed the line and I do apologize for that.” She added that “A lot of women do not want to reclaim that word. They want it gone and I don’t blame them.” A few nights later, she said that while she will refrain from using the “c-word,” she admitted that it... Read more →


News Of Catholic Massacre In Nigeria Is Tainted

June 6, 2022 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on media coverage of the Catholic massacre in Nigeria: Father Andrew Abayomi was finishing his celebration of Mass at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo state (Nigeria) on Pentecost Sunday when terrorists shot the congregation and threw explosives at the church building, killing dozens of people. This was only the latest in a series of killings carried out by radical Islamists against Christians in Nigeria, though the media are reluctant to discuss the identity of the terrorists. No one was better at describing what happened than Nina Shea, whose expertise is monitoring religious liberty worldwide at the Hudson Institute. "The massacre in a church while filled with Sunday worshippers is an atrocity that we've repeatedly seen in northern Nigeria over the years. Those were the work of Islamist extremists." Mostly Muslims live in the north of Nigeria; the south... 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 attend the controversial March for Marriage event...." The March for Marriage was held to promote the idea of marriage, properly understood: in other words, as the exclusive union between a man and a woman. This bothered Pelosi immensely, which is why she went public with her dissenting position. She has... 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 fund that dedicates taxpayer money to pay for abortions. Ironically, New Jersey already has some of the most permissive abortion laws in the United States and continues to provide abortion providers tens of millions of dollars in public funds to perform these services. New Jersey continues to rank among the... 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 demand, yet this is what Roe allows. Surveys almost never ask respondents if they would support this ruling if they knew that it would allow for abortions at any time during pregnancy, and for any reason whatsoever. The latest survey on this subject, published by the Pew Research Center, is... 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 is safe and legal but rare." When Hillary Clinton ran for president in 2008, she repeated this line, adding, "By rare, I mean rare." Rare no more. There is not an abortion today that most Democrats wouldn't support. Worse, they went from being pro-religious liberty to anti-religious liberty. On March... 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 self-government and return the grave issue of abortion to the people. Now, more than ever before, God-fearing and life-loving Americans must let their voices be heard. "First, we must demand that our President and all legislative leaders expressly condemn the outrageous and lawless attempts by mobs to coerce and threaten... 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 a politician, but an actual saint. St. Katharine Drexel is well known for being a trailblazing figure in the early 20th century, championing the needs of Native Americans and Black Americans, but few know she may have the most lasting impact on philanthropy of any American in U.S. history. Her... 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 refer to its "queer-inclusive curriculum," one which constitutes manipulative and highly objectionable fare. Moreover, it does so in secrecy, intentionally shielding parents from its contents. Many Catholic parents who send their children to a private non-sectarian school would be horrified to learn what the curriculum entails, as would non-Catholic parents.... 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 February 2022, CSS parent educators working at The Cenacle have positively impacted 641 families comprised of 154 expecting families, 157 families with children over the age of one, and 330 families with children under the age of one. Services offered at The Cenacle include pregnancy and parenting education, food and... 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 Missouri. Last month she tweeted, “Women’s sports are for women, not men pretending to be women.” For that, and that alone, Twitter suspended her personal account. Hartzler was referring to the case of Lia Thomas, the male University of Pennsylvania swimmer who is unfairly allowed to compete against women. He... 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 in the fall of that year from forever marching again after I was lied to by parade officials. For two decades, I had defended on radio and TV the decision by parade organizers to ban groups representing their own personal cause from marching under their own banner. As such, pro-life... 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 doesn’t apply to themselves. If it did, it would mean sudden death. There are 9 Executive Officers at Goldman Sachs. All are white. They have no blacks, Hispanics or Asians in these top positions. Here are the other corporate phonies, in alphabetical order. American Express American Express asks workers to... 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 access the Novena: click here. The Solemn Novena will be prayed at every Mass during this timeframe. Prayer intentions can also be submitted and will be especially remembered every Thursday in the perpetual Novena to Saint Katharine Drexel following the 7:15 a.m. and the 12:05 p.m. Masses in the Cathedral... 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 all-night drive, the two Knights of Columbus would be witnessing firsthand the devastation caused by the December tornado system that swept through Mayfield, Kentucky. “The town was gone,” Sands said, describing rubble, bulldozers and blocked roads. Goeller recalled “trees snapped and splintered.” On Dec. 10 and 11, a series of... 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. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 and is sponsored by the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales, the Cathedral Parish and the Diocese of Camden’s Black Catholic Ministry Commission. Organized by Saint Luke Productions and packed with music and drama, the live performance of perseverance and faith... 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 assignment was as parochial vicar at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Somerdale from 1970-1973. As a pastor, Msgr. Frey served at many parishes across the Diocese: Saint Isidore, Vineland (1995-2002); Saint Rose of Lima, Haddon Heights (2002-2009); Maris Stella, Avalon and Saint Paul, Stone Harbor (2009-2010); and Saint Brendan... 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 day in office; Biden issued seventeen. Most of what Biden addressed were policies governing regulatory matters, ethics in government, immigration, racial discrimination, climate change, student loans, evictions, and COVID. The one that got our attention was his policy on workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.... 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. Wade, the United States Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal throughout the country. Since that time, millions of children’s lives have been lost to abortion. The centerpiece of this nationwide prayer effort is a novena with intercessions, brief reflections, and suggested acts of reparation that can be received directly... 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 said in a news release issued through the New Jersey Catholic Conference. “Even more distressing is that the legal and ethical calculus that underlies this new legislation absolutely and forthrightly extinguishes the human and moral identity of the unborn child. Perhaps the legislators who rushed through this Act in the... 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 hatred of white Christian men. Here are a few examples. "White Christian nationalists may not physically attack the Capitol again, as on January 6. But the movement is assaulting the rights of atheists, racial and religious minorities, LGBTQ people, and many others with their extremist legislation." Nick Fish, president, American... 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 which it entailed, was the start of legally discriminating against white people. Today the idea of justifying racism against whites is expressed in many government policies, most of which have nothing to do with affirmative action. On December 27, the New York State Department of Health issued a new policy... 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 place that is open to all ideas, concerts, artistic exhibitions, and the like. So the government cannot stop us from erecting our crèche. So why do some say that religious symbols cannot be displayed on public property unless they are accompanied by secular symbols? They would not be correct if... 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 the very dark and cold living quarters. It is also said he kept a separate room for women who misbehaved: the "chamber" was specifically designed acoustically to psychologically torture them. Among Manson's accusers is his former fiancée, "Westwood" actress Evan Rachel Wood. His former assistant also accused him of sexual... 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 Heaven Cemetery, Berlin St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township St. Mary Cemetery, Williamstown All Saints Cemetery & Mausoleum, Newfield Our Lady of Victories, Landisville Sacred Heart Cemetery & Mausoleum, Vineland St. Mary Cemetery of the Pines, Pleasant Mills St. Bernard Cemetery, Dorothy Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum, Mays Landing St. Casimir... 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 a newly founded institution of higher education, the University of Austin. It was launched by scholars and activists who are in rebellion against the censorial climate that prevails in colleges and universities today. They actually believe in free speech, and are convinced that the best way to pursue this goal... 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 teacher at Assumption Regional School in Galloway, NJ; and the new Communications and Marketing Manager for the Diocese of Camden’s Office of Catholic Schools, Michael Bress. It is a wonderful conversation about the guests’ educational paths, the benefits of Catholic school education, and how you can discover more about South... 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 are maintaining a healthy skepticism about the president's rendition. It is certainly in Biden's interest to have everyone think that the pope encouraged him to keep receiving communion. This issue matters because it has troubled many American bishops; they will meet in a few weeks to discuss it. Biden's lust... 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 covering the meeting. The Vatican has said that there will be no live coverage of Biden greeting the pope. Nor will the media be allowed to cover the two men sitting down as they begin their conversation. In other words, the optics that the White House was counting on are... 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 Panthers, a racist organization. The ADL, which tracks anti-Semitism, says he "has associated with anti-Semitic hate groups and promoted extreme anti-Israel positions intended to demonize the Jewish state since his election [to the City Council] in 2001." The ADL does not exaggerate. Barron said in 2009, "Gaza is a virtual... 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 term On the website of this event, it lists items that should and should not be brought. Among the latter, it says: "Coat-hanger imagery: We do not want to accidentally reinforce the right wing talking points that self-managed abortions are dangerous, scary and harmful." Liberals, they suggest, are fine with... 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 released by the White House on September 20. In actual fact, the proposed law has nothing to do with women's health—it is a pro-abortion bill. This is true notwithstanding the bill's contention that "Abortion is essential health care and one of the safest medical procedures in the United States." Essential... 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 Gloucester City promises to set the bar high as 2021’s first highly-anticipated, outdoor, cultural, and regional, post-pandemic party. Entertainment includes our area’s greatest: String Bands Bagpipes Irish Dancers Irish Music Memorabilia Community Organizations Warm up for Wildwood’s Irish Weekend PARADE ROUTE Begins at Martin’s Lake (Baynes Ave and Johnson Blvd)... 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 preference for the toys, games, or activities stereotypically used or engaged in by the other gender –A strong preference for playmates of the other gender –A strong rejection of toys, games and activities typically associated with birth sex –A strong dislike of one’s sexual anatomy –A strong desire for the... 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 your blood (hyperprolactinemia) ______–Nipple discharge ______–Stroke ______–Increased risk of breast cancer Taking female hormones can cause lasting damage in men. The risk of permanent infertility increases with the long-term use of hormones, especially when hormone therapy is initiated before puberty. Even after stopping hormone therapy, the testicular function might not... 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 the "differences between cisgender, transgender, gender nonbinary, gender expansive and gender identity." "By the end of the 5th grade, students should be able to describe the role hormones play in the physical, social, cognitive, and emotional changes during adolescence and the potential role of hormone blockers on young people who... 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 to become vaccinated. Whether pregnant women should be vaccinated is not, per se, an ideological issue. What makes it so is the linguistic politics employed by the CDC: It refers to pregnant women as "pregnant people." This is done, of course, not to offend the sexually challenged, namely women who... 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 have—he was the one who redrew it. In 2019, he bragged that New York is “the most aggressive state in the country on women’s rights. Anything I can do on sexual harassment we will do.” Thus did he unwittingly lay the trap that would eventually ensnare him. In 2019, the... 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 launching a capital campaign to raise $15 million for the construction of a 20,000 square foot Career Pathways Academy Building, the renovation of Science Labs and an aggressive push towards a robust endowment, ensuring the long-term viability of Father Judge. To date the school has already raised over $6 million... Read more →