Blessed Don Louis (Luigi) Guanella canonized

On World Mission Sunday, Oct. 23, Pope Benedict XVI elevated Blessed Don Louis (Luigi) Guanella and two others to sainthood during a Mass of Canonization in St. Peter’s Square in Rome, renewing the Church’s commitment to missionary work around the globe. “Love of one’s neighbor is the visible sign that the Christian can show the […]

Academy holds fashion show

Mount St. Joseph Academy held a New York-style runway show Oct. 27 at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club featuring the season’s latest styles by Nicole Miller Philadelphia. The academy’s students, alumnae, faculty and staff modeled attire from evening to sports wear before the audience of 360.

Strengthening a city neighborhood

  Giovanni Morante, 56, who was administrator of Catholic Social Service’s Casa Del Carmen for 16 years until taking a leave for health reasons in 2010, was honored by his friends and colleagues Oct. 14. That’s also when Casa’s brand-new playground, with its various-sized slides, climbers, chinning bars and rings, was formally christened as “Giovanni’s […]

Disability awareness workshop held at Maternity B.V.M Church

A disabilities workshop was held Saturday, Oct. 22 in the meeting hall of Maternity B.V.M Church in northeast Philadelphia. Mark Overwise led the workshop, and Josephine Raspanti, Nancy Zimmer, Joan Kelly and Julie Herrmann also gave presentations. The workshop included a discussion about how disabled people have been treated in the past and the changes […]

St. Margaret School students walk to raise money

Students from St. Margaret School in Narberth along with their parents and teachers participated in a walkathon through Narberth and the surrounding community d to raise funds for school capital expenses. Installation of Smart Boards in every classroom from kindergarten to 8th grade and new windows throughout the building are some of the examples where […]

St. Eleanor Parish celebrates 100 years

St. Eleanor Parish in Collegeville officially celebrated its 100th anniversary on Oct. 16, and Archbishop Charles Chaput visited to celebrate Mass and dedicate its new parish center. It was certainly needed because the bustling Montgomery County parish boasts at least 5,100 families and it is still growing.

Archdiocese joins Jewish Federation to discuss proposed legislation’s impact on Medicare, Medicaid recipients, charitable giving

As a congressional committee discusses legislation to reduce the federal debt, leaders from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the local Jewish community and the United Way met with U.S. Sen. Patrick Toomey (R-Pa.) to discuss the potential impact on Medicare and Medicaid recipients. Stuart K. Skinner, deputy secretary and CEO for archdiocesan Catholic Health Care Services joined with […]

“The Mighty Macs” movie premieres in Philadelphia, opens in theaters today

It took Hollywood to remind us. For three years four decades ago, the center of the universe for women’s basketball was a tiny college in the Philadelphia suburbs, and the game has never been the same since. The Mighty Macs, a film that tells the story of the Immaculata College (now University) team that dominated […]

At St. Helena, centuries-old artisanship brings new look to church

St. Helena in Blue Bell isn’t a new parish, it was founded in 1919, but its present church was built just seven years ago. When Msgr. Joseph Nicolo set out to decorate it with traditional artwork reflecting Old World craftsmanship, he knew just where to go. He’d first encountered Emanuel Utti in 1985 when he […]

Presentation BVM students plant pinwheels for peace

On Sept. 21 students from Presentation B.V.M. School took part in an international art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace by “planting” pinwheels. In past years they have placed messages of peace on the pinwheels.