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From left, Beneficial Bank Vice President of Lending Operations Merle Brown; Cristo Rey Admissions Coordinator Unique Saunders; Cristo Rey students Yohalis L., Mark H., Kelliann A. and David J.; and Beneficial Bank Vice President of Community Development Robert Juliano.
Four students from the new Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School didn’t just start another school year Sept. [...]
Students and teachers of the new St. Katharine Drexel Regional School in Holland shared a special day at the resting place of the school’s namesake, the St. Katharine Drexel Shrine in Bensalem, where they prayed before the saint’s tomb at the Motherhouse of the Blessed Sacrament Sisters Sept. 26.
The school was formed by combining the [...]
On Sept. 27 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS Peter & Paul Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated the annual Puerto Rican mass with a dozen other priest and deacons from the archdiocese. Coral Nueva Creacion Choir with Damaris Thillet and Diego Correa provided music for the night. Before mass there was a procession of the holy rosary.
Nell Stetser of Havertown was installed as the first lay principal in the 89-year history of Waldron Mercy Academy at an Installation and Commitment Ceremony held in the Sisters of Mercy Convent Chapel. The event was attended by students, parents, members of the Board of Trustees, family and friends.
On behalf of the Sisters of Mercy, [...]
Bishop Shanahan High School, Downingtown, hosted its sixth annual Endowment Golf Outing at the pristine French Creek Golf Club in Elverson on a sunny, 75 degree day Sept. 11.
Almost 80 golfers came out to support the Bishop Shanahan Endowment Fund that helps students who desire a Catholic education with the tuition assistance they need to attend [...]
Villanova University partnered with local service organizations and neighborhood agencies throughout the Greater Philadelphia region on Saturday, Sept. 22 in celebration of the university’s seventh-annual St. Thomas of Villanova “Day of Service.” More than 4,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families took part in projects at 140 sites ranging from serving meals and packaging food for hunger relief organizations to neighborhood clean-ups and tree plantings.
Plymouth Township police Officer Bradley Fox’s funeral was held at Epiphany of Our Lord Church in Plymouth Meeting. Rite of burial took place at Washington Crossing National Cemetery on Highland Road in Upper Makefield with full military honors. Office Fox died from a single gunshot wound he suffered while in pursuit of an alleged hit-and-run suspect. Fox was a U.S. Marine who served two tours of duty in Iraq and seven year veteran of the police department. He is survived by his pregnant wife, Lynsay, and a young daughter. Hundreds of family, friends, and fellow officers from across the region came out to pay their respects. During his homily Fr. Edward Hallinan, said “It would be a tremendous disservice to this fallen hero not to celebrate his life, even though he died so early in a cowardly and violent manner.” Officer Fox died one day before his thirty fifth birthday. A fund has been set up for Officer Fox’s family and donations can be made to:
Fox Children’s Fund
C/O Continental Bank
661 W. Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
The seventh annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics, and Culture: Living the Catholic Faith in Public Life was held on Sept. 14 at Villanova University School of Law. Archbishop Charles Chaput delivered the keynote address. Speakers included Helen Alvaré (Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law), H. David Baer (Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy and Department Chair, Texas Lutheran University), Gerard Bradley (Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School), Patrick McKinley Brennan (John F. Scarpa Chair in Catholic Legal Studies & Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law), Reverend Bryan Hehir (Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Secretary for Health Care and Social Services, Archdiocese of Boston), Peter Steinfels (Co-Director of the Fordham University Center on Religion and Culture, University Professor at Fordham, and religion columnist for The New York Times), and Michael J. White (Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University).
Miriam Krause’s wish to celebrate her 100th birthday by going on a hot air balloon ride came true Sept. 11 thanks to the Twilight Wish Foundation, the Doylestown organization that grants wishes for seniors. Miriam is a resident of St. Martha Manor, a skilled nursing home of Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, [...]
Sister Judith will also continue in her role as assistant professor of philosophy. Her new duties as assistant dean include serving as director of the honors program and coordinator of the honor societies. She will also be involved with study abroad opportunities, service learning programs, internship development and planning honors events and programming.
Earning her undergraduate degree from Immaculata University in English, Sister Judith then received a second Bachelor of Arts degree in humanities from St. Joseph’s University. She then attendedDuquesneUniversityearning both her Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in philosophy. [...]