Sports

All-Catholic football teams announced

John Knebels compiles the top players for the Philadelphia Catholic League's Red and Blue divisions, including first and second teams on offense and defense.

Before Thanksgiving, Miami parish makes pilgrimage to hurricane zone

Moved by their own good fortune at dodging recent hurricanes, a Miami community expressed their gratitude by sending a convoy of volunteers and donations to Hurricane Michael’s ground zero in the state's panhandle region in time for Thanksgiving.

Sister Honora Fraties, Philadelphia native and teacher, dies at 86

The Sister, Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary taught in archdiocesan elementary schools and served at Villa Maria House of Studies.

Sister Marita, longtime nurse for infirmed sisters, dies at 85

Sister Marita Helen Harrington, I.H.M., spent 20 years teaching before becoming a school counselor and then 22 years as a caregiver at Camilla Hall, the residence for elderly sisters at Immaculata.

Iowa bishop says diocese never tried to cover up abuse by former priest

Bishop R. Walker Nickless of Sioux City acknowledged the consternation and sadness of the faithful when details concerning the news of decades of sexual abuse of adolescents by a former diocesan priest surfaced in late October.

Longest serving priest-teacher in high schools dies at 94

Father Joseph T. Murphy taught at St. Thomas More and Cardinal Dougherty high schools before teaching at Roman Catholic, which gave him its Thomas Cahill Award. He also served for many years at St. Luke, Glenside.

Six students charged with sexual assault at iconic Canadian high school

The accused are 14- and 15-year-old students of St. Michael's College School in midtown Toronto. Five of the accused turned themselves into police early Nov. 19 and a sixth was arrested on his way to school.

St. Katharine Drexel’s tomb blessed at new home in Cathedral

Archbishop Charles Chaput blessed the new tomb, made possible by the Connelly Foundation, at the cathedral Nov. 18, where St. Katharine worshiped and where more pilgrims can come to pray for her intercession.

Mother Boniface center hosts Advent tree lighting

The Nov. 30 gathering will include a tree blessing by auxiliary Bishop Edward Deliman, as well as vendors and light refreshments.

Climate scientist: Still time to curb worst effects of warmer world

The recipient of Villanova's Mendel Medal urged not "finger pointing" but collective action to slow the global warming process which, if not addressed, will lead to stronger and larger storms and wildfires.