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Father John Fitzgerald, known for ministry to the grieving, dies at 85

Posted on October 23rd, 2014

The retired pastor and principal co-founded To Live Again, a group that ministers to people who have had a loss especially of a spouse. He also actively supported Project Rachel, for women recovering from the pain of abortion.


Franciscan sister, a teacher for 55 years in archdiocese, dies at 93

Posted on October 22nd, 2014

Sister Rose Immaculate Waller, 93, died Oct. 21 in Assisi House, Aston. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 71 years. She ministered mostly in education, and was an avid and widely exhibited nature photographer.


Franciscan Sister, professed for 63 years, dies at 87

Posted on October 6th, 2014

Sister Regina Mary Leonard, O.S.F., ministered primarily in education, parish ministry and in pastoral care to the sick.


Sister Maureen Dennis McCormack, IHM, dies at 83

Posted on September 24th, 2014

Sister Maureen Dennis McCormack died Sept. 16 at Camilla Halll, Immaculata, PA, in the 65th year of her religious life. She was 83 years old.


Morton parish stunned by loss of permanent deacon

Posted on September 17th, 2014

Deacon David N. Fosbenner, 69, died last Saturday. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish where he was assigned will miss his good homilies, friendship and commitment to the parish, said its pastor.


San Diego Bishop Flores dies at 66

Posted on September 8th, 2014

SAN DIEGO (CNS) — A late vocation to the priesthood, Bishop Cirilo B. Flores worked as a lawyer for 10 years before returning to the seminary. He was ordained in 1991. He was a bishop for three years before serving as coadjutor bishop of San Diego, but spent only one year as the ordinary before his death.


Franciscan Sister Margaret Jones, teacher and pastoral minister, dies

Posted on September 8th, 2014

Sister Margaret Jones, O.S.F., died Sept. 6 at age 77. She was one of the founders of St. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter in Phoenixville, and a teacher at St. Pius X High School in Pottstown, among other schools in many states.


Sister Mary Clark, an expert on St. Augustine, dies at 100

Posted on September 4th, 2014

Sister Mary T. Clark, a member of the Religious of the Sacred Heart who was an expert on St. Augustine, died Sept. 1 at Teresian House in Albany. She was 100.


Hatfield man, 4th degree Knight of Columbus, dies at 78

Posted on September 4th, 2014

Joseph F. Schnell, a Roman Catholic High School graduate, retired engineer and member of St. Stanislaus Parish in Lansdale, died Aug. 27.


Father John J. Dinda, Pastor Emeritus, Saint Joseph Parish, Spring City, Pennsylvania, dies

Posted on August 11th, 2014

Father John J. Dinda, Pastor Emeritus, Saint Joseph Parish, Spring City, Pennsylvania, died on Friday, August 8.


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