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Msgr. Michael Burke, pastor emeritus, dies at 79

Posted on February 2nd, 2016

Msgr. Michael BurkeThe archdiocesan priest influenced many at St. Charles Seminary, then went on to pastor three parishes, most recently SS. Philip and James in Exton. He had lived at St. Eugene Parish, Primos, in retirement.


Msgr. Shoemaker, pastor of Yardley parish, dies at 75

Posted on January 28th, 2016

Msgr. Samuel ShoemakerMsgr. Samuel E. Shoemaker had been pastor of St. Ignatius Parish for almost 27 years. He was also a former chancellor of the archdiocese, and is remembered by clergy and parishioners for his leadership.


Deacon beloved in black Catholic community and beyond is laid to rest

Posted on January 28th, 2016

Deacon Thomas A. ShieldsDeacon Thomas A. Shields, 85, was buried at St. Martin de Porres Parish in Philadelphia, where he had lived and ministered for many years. He was a soldier in Korea and warden in the Philadelphia prisons.


Retired pastor of 3 archdiocesan parishes dies at 90

Posted on January 14th, 2016

Father George J. BoyleFather George Boyle was ordained with a class of 30 in 1962, and afterward he taught at Bishop Kenrick High School for two decades. He also led three parishes, and was pastor emeritus of Sacred Heart in Havertown.


Retired pastor of Oreland parish dies at 86

Posted on January 14th, 2016

Father David. A. DoyneFather David Doyne, pastor emeritus of Holy Martyrs Parish, is remembered for his ministry to the sick and bereaved families, and his musical and artistic talents.


Francis Thomas III, brother of Bishop Thomas, dies at 58

Posted on January 8th, 2016

Francis P. Thomas IIIA viewing for Mr. Thomas will be held Friday night and Saturday morning, Jan. 9, followed by the funeral Mass celebrated by Bishop Daniel Thomas at Epiphany of Our Lord Church, Plymouth Meeting.


Past head of worldwide Bon Secours Sisters dies at 82

Posted on January 6th, 2016

Sister Justine Cyr, C.B.S.The past superior general of the Congregation of the Sisters of Bon Secours and past provincial of the order in the United States is recalled as a visionary leader in Catholic health care.


Sister Miriam de Chantal Scott dies at 82

Posted on December 16th, 2015

Sister Miriam de Chantel, S.S.J.St. Joseph Sister Miriam de Chantal Scott was a teacher and administrative staff person in schools in the Archdioceses of Philadelphia and Washington and the Diocese of Wilmington.


Msgr. Charles Monaghan, pastor emeritus of St. Joseph Parish, Collingdale, dies

Posted on December 12th, 2015

Msgr. Charles Monaghan Msgr. Charles Monaghan, pastor emeritus of St. Joseph Parish, Collingdale, and the oldest priest in the Archdiocese, dies at 100. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 14 at the St. Francis Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare chapel.


Father Van Thuyne, former pastor at St. Francis Xavier – the Oratory, dies

Posted on December 4th, 2015

Van ThuyneFather Dennis G. Van Thuyne, 64, a former pastor at St. Francis Xavier – the Oratory in Philadelphia, died Nov. 28.


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