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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.


Sister Maria Consuelo Sparks, I.H.M., dies at age 74

Posted on August 11th, 2014

Sister Maria Consuelo Sparks died July 30 in Camilla Hall, Immaculata in the 56th year of her religious life. She was 74 years old.


Immaculate Heart Sister James Grace passes at age 65

Posted on July 18th, 2014

The sister from Immaculate Conception Parish in Germantown spent almost all of her 47 years in religious life teaching first and second graders in the Philadelphia Archdiocese and Camden Diocese.


Teacher, tutor, Immaculate Heart sister dies at 81

Posted on July 18th, 2014

Sister Jane Frances Chila, I.H.M., grew up in Stella Maris Parish in South Philadelphia before entering the convent and teaching in archdiocesan schools for more than 20 years.


Sister Rita Louise Guerrieri, I.H.M., beloved teacher in archdiocese, dies at 71

Posted on July 2nd, 2014

The Immaculate Heart Sister spent her entire religious life serving the people of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She was the principal of various schools for more than 25 years.


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