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Father Thomas Gleeson, S.J., dies at 78 in Wernersville

Posted on November 20th, 2014

The Jesuit priest held many senior administrative posts for his congregation’s institutions, and was rector at the Jesuit Center in nearby Wernersville. He was a philosopher and theologian.


Franciscan sister dies at 97, taught for 71 years in archdiocese

Posted on November 20th, 2014

Sister Inez Cecilia Kockler, O.S.F., spent her longest teaching stint at Cardinal O’Hara High School — 29 years — as well as other assignments in the Philadelphia Archdiocese and in the Allentown Diocese.


Sister Mary Mark Psulkowski, I.H.M., dies at age 89

Posted on November 20th, 2014

Sister Mary Mark primarily taught in schools in the Philadelphia Archdiocese and Allentown Diocese. At her last mission, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in South Philadelphia, she served in pastoral ministry.


Franciscan sister dies, served mostly as a teacher for 67 years

Posted on November 13th, 2014

Sister Adele Siwak, O.S.F., died Nov. 6 at age 88. She taught for a combined 60 years in schools of the Philadelphia and Baltimore archdioceses.


Longtime rector of Cathedral Basilica dies

Posted on November 3rd, 2014

Msgr. James Howard led the parish of the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul for 27 years, longer than any other rector. He also was chaplain for Philadelphia police and firefighters for 41 years.


Funeral rites set for Gloria Salvatore of Somerton

Posted on October 27th, 2014

The wife of the late state Senator Hank Salvatore died Oct. 24 and will be buried after her funeral Mass at St. Christopher Church in Northeast Philadelphia.


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.


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