Bonner students hear of saintly priest who was ‘just like you’
At Msgr. Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School, students learned about the wisdom of Augustinian Father Bill Atkinson from those who knew him. The cause for sainthood for the quadriplegic priest is under review.
St. Joe’s Prep raises its cup – for charity
The rugby team out competed other school groups and teams by raising the largest portion of a $10,000 fundraiser to benefit summer feeding programs in Philadelphia, including the 450 sites of Catholic-run NDS.
New priest celebrates first Mass in his home parish
After his ordination on May 21, Father Matthew Windle returned to Sacred Heart Church in Havertown May 22 to celebrate his first liturgy with priests friends and supportive family members and parishioners.
Ryan’s Ragdolls win third straight title with game-ending catch
In their first Catholic League championship appearance, Cardinal O’Hara fell 4-2 to perennial softball power Archbishop Ryan, whose centerfielder Vicki Black snared a two-out shot that might have tied the game.
Girls’ lacrosse crown goes to Carroll, winner of 205 league games
Archbishop Carroll's girls continued their winning ways in the Catholic League by besting Archbishop Wood in the league championship in dramatic style with a 21-4 win.
La Salle takes 20th boys’ lacrosse title in 25 years
With a 9-5 win over defending Catholic League champions St. Joseph's Prep Tuesday evening, the Explorers recaptured the championship and are aiming to add to their four state PIAA titles.
Catholic League softball season ends with Ryan at top again
See scenes from the dramatic softball championship game May 25 between Cardinal O'Hara and Archbishop Ryan.
Prep’s $10,000 donation will help feed thousands this summer
See a photo gallery from St. Joseph's Preparatory School where students made a donation to a nonprofit in Germantown and to Nutritional Development Services for its Summer Feeding Program.
Across the Aisles: Priesthood ordination at the cathedral
See our photo gallery of scenes from the Mass Saturday, May 21 at which Archbishop Charles Chaput ordained four men to the priesthood at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.
Fatima facts: Vatican shepherds the flock away from conspiracy claims
A statement released May 21 by the Vatican press office said Pope Benedict confirms decisively that 'the publication of the Third Secret of Fatima is complete.'"
In Eucharist, find strength to share bread, faith with others, pope says
Just as the "breaking of the bread" became the icon of the early Christian community, giving of oneself in order to nourish others spiritually and physically should be a sign of Christians today, the pope said.
JRS official in Malawi says albino refugees warned to avoid certain areas
Believed to bring wealth, the body parts of albinos are sought for use in magical rituals.
Lawmakers blast president’s deal with Vietnam as ‘epic failure’
Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey said President Barack Obama's decision to lift the arms embargo in Vietnam "failed to advance long-term U.S. interests" and ignored the country's human rights abuses.
Catholic groups urge Illinois governor to sign stopgap bill to help poor
As of midday May 27, S.B. 2038 remained unsigned and the fate of programs contracted through agencies such as Catholic Charities hung in the balance.
Ecumenical officers hope to enrich the work of Christian collaboration
Ecumenism is meant to be a two-way street and one organization wants to continue serving as a bridge between both.
At Hiroshima, urging peace and an end to materialism
Jesuit Father William Byron advises President Obama to read a prophetic account of the dropping of the atomic bomb in 1945. Humanity still grapples with the cause and effects of a universe split open.
‘Follow your dreams’ — then get to work
Slogans such as "do what you love" can be a recipe for disaster, writes Erick Rommel, if we don't have an unwavering commitment to the kind of hard work that leads to success.
Showing the presence of Mary in an increasingly secular world
John McGarvey laments that faith is a less visible feature of public life in America than it was in his youth. But among today's growing Catholic Hispanic population, public devotion to Mary remains strong.