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Deacon Radetzky, mentor of other deacons, dies at 92

Posted on March 26th, 2015

Deacon William RadetzkyAmong the earliest permanent deacons ordained for the Philadelphia Archdiocese, Deacon William Radetzky worked until age 82, and actively served Epiphany of Our Lord Parish until 2011.

Father Gwiazda, longtime Polish parish pastor, dies at 72

Posted on March 10th, 2015

After his ordination in 1969, Father Francis Gwiazda ministered all his years in Polish parishes of the Philadelphia Archdiocese. He didn’t take vacations, “he just wanted to be with his people,” said a priest friend.

Immaculate Heart sister who taught in all grade levels dies at 74

Posted on March 4th, 2015

Sister M. Jane Anne Molinaro taught in elementary and secondary schools, plus undergraduate and graduate students at Immaculata. She was the last of six siblings, natives of Norristown.

Msgr. Galyo, retired Phoenixville pastor, is laid to rest

Posted on March 2nd, 2015

Msgr. John M. Galyo, 87, a beloved former pastor of two parishes in Phoenixville, was buried March 2. “His wish was that priests should be happy,” said a priest friend.

Father Theodore Hesburgh, higher education leader, diplomat, dies at 97

Holy Cross Father Theodore Hesburgh, center, is pictured in a 2013 photo with Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York and Holy Cross Father John I. Jenkins, Notre Dame's president. (CNS photo/Sam Lucero, The Compass) Posted on February 27th, 2015

Holy Cross Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, who led the University of Notre Dame through a period of dramatic growth during his 35 years as president and held sway with political and civil rights leaders, died Feb. 26 at the age of 97.

Father James Martin and his sister buried on same day

Posted on February 26th, 2015

The longtime parochial vicar at Holy Family Parish in Manayunk died one day after his sister, Theresa. Their joint funeral Mass was celebrated today by Bishop Robert Maginnis.

Phoenixville native taught in Philadelphia, N.J. schools as IHM sister

Posted on February 25th, 2015

Sister M. Thomasine Etzel taught locally for most of her 71 years in religious life. She died last week at age 90.

I.H.M. sister, longtime teacher for 75 years, dies at 94

Posted on February 25th, 2015

Immaculate Heart Sister Mary Frances Gavin was a product of the former Transfiguration Parish in West Philadelphia. She served in several archdioceses including Philadelphia, plus service in Peru.

Honored Franciscan sister, former hospital CEO, dies

Posted on February 25th, 2015

Sister Clare Carty, O.S.F., oversaw the expansion of St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne during her 17 years of leadership. The Hallahan graduate also received many community awards.

Notre Dame Sister who worked with youth in Philadelphia dies

Posted on February 25th, 2015

Sister Barbara Joan Zurine, 65, died last month of cancer. She ministered at St. Francis-St. Joseph Homes and St. Vincent Homes of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

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