Community Newsbriefs

Treats for the Troops

During the month of November, students at St. Joseph/St. Robert School in Warrington collected “Treats for the Troops.” Service Corps students boxed the treats to be sent to the U.S. Navy Special Forces deployed in Edinburgh, Afghanistan. Pictured from left to right are Brian Dulin, Thomas Funk, David McReynolds, Danielle Trodden, Carley Cantwell, Caitlyn Messina […]

Archbishop, bishops meet with Pope during Ad Limina visit

SS. Peter and Paul School to host a Philadelphia Eagle

SS Peter and Paul School, in West Chester, won the Grand Prize of Finish First With Milk, a contest sponsored by the NFL’s Fuel Up to Play 60. The contest was created to teach students about the health benefits of drinking low-fat and fat-free milk. The students were elated when they learned that Eagles tight […]

Penny collection at St. Bede School aims to feed families

HOLLAND — In November, St. Bede students boarded buses weighed down with pennies in preparation for the annual Penny Weigh, which took place Nov. 18. For the fifth year, St. Bede’s students raised funds to help needy families in the area According to St. Bede’s principal, Margi Slomiany, “The kids have a lot of fun […]

St. Joseph-St. Robert eighth-graders take part in Math and Science Bowl

WARRINGTON — The St. Joseph-St. Robert School team recently participated in the annual eighth grade math and science bowl held at Lansdale Catholic High School. Collin Cresta received a medal for the highest math score and Brian Schoener received a medal for the highest science score among St. Joseph-St. Robert team participants.  

The equation of fatherhood

Faith + Wisdom + Love + Responsibility + Integrity + Fortitude = the Core Values of the Fatherhood and Leadership Initiative. Actually they are great values for any Christian initiative. Fatherhood Leadership Initiative (FLI) is an organization founded in 2008 by Catholic men in the Philadelphia suburbs who believed their most important mission at the […]

After 25 years, Calcutta House still serves

It was in June 1981 that Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) was first reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In February 1987 Mother Teresa’s Brothers of Charity opened Calcutta House to serve AIDS patients in a rented five-bedroom Victorian house in West Philadelphia. When Calcutta House begins its 25th year in […]

Talented teen writes, sings songs

“Letting go of the past never felt so hard “And moving on never felt so rough” Kate Lynn Tandarich is into Christian music and country music and writes and sings her own songs under the name Kate Tandy. You can find some of her songs on YouTube. The two lines above are telling about where […]

Leading youths to deeper devotion

By George Gregory Special to The CS&T When most Catholics think of saints who represent youth and children, certain names are likely to come to mind: St. Therese of Lisieux, a Discalced Carmelite mystic and doctor of the Church affectionately known as the “Little Flower of Jesus;” St. Maria Goretti, a young virgin who gave […]

Seminary chair established in honor of Cardinal Foley

A chair in homiletics and social communication has been established at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood in honor of alumnus and former faculty member Cardinal John Foley. An honorary chair is a faculty position for a particular purpose funded by the interest from an endowment restricted to that purpose, explained seminary rector Father Shaun […]