Fleeing violence of Iraq, Catholic finds new home

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T GLENMOORE – Three thousand years is a very long time. That’s how long Manahel Awda estimates her ancestors, the Chaldeans, have lived in Iraq. That is 1,000 years before Christ preached His Gospel of love, and 1,700 years before the rise of Islam, the predominant religion in today’s Middle […]

Mitchell banquet honors bishop, scholars

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer PHILADELPHIA – For his dedication to African-American Catholics and faithful service as a priest and bishop of the Philadelphia Archdiocese, Retired Auxiliary Bishop Robert P. Maginnis was named the 2010 recipient of the archdiocesan Msgr. John Mitchell Memorial Scholarship organization’s prestigious St. Martin de Porres Medal. “I am very […]

‘Bringing our brothers home’

Cardinal Dougherty, Father Judge alums honor memory of men killed in Vietnam War By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T PHILADELPHIA – The number 27 is really important, to the point of reverence, at Father Judge High School, and it used to be really important at Cardinal Dougherty High School, coincidentally, for the same reason. They […]

Church helping set addicts free

Conference shows Catholic spirituality as tool for treatment of addictions Click here to visit Addiction recovery resources By Matthew Gambino A one-day conference on addictions drew 375 participants Nov. 5 to discuss clinical and spiritual approaches to recovery from addictions of every kind. Alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, shopping and eating were some of the addictions […]

Wood girls repeat as PCL soccer champs

By John KnebelsSports Columnist The two best teams were minutes away from facing each other. On one side was favored Archbishop Wood, Warminster; on the other, underdog Lansdale Catholic. Just how much of an underdog was debatable. But before the opening tap in the Catholic League girls’ soccer championship at Archbishop Ryan High School Nov. […]

Retired? No way

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T Grey Nun of the Sacred Heart Sister Mary Finnick at 77 is supposed to be retired, but don’t you believe it. Certainly, the folks in Port Au Prince, Haiti, know better. That’s where she was on Jan. 12, when the disastrous earthquake killed 300,000 Haitians. She was running Matthew […]

Carroll defeats rival O’Hara 2-1 in championship

Catholic League field hockey By John KnebelsSports Columnist Any time the sports calendar says “Archbishop Carroll vs. Cardinal O’Hara,” it takes on more significance for those associated with those two schools. Doesn’t really matter what sport, or how the teams are doing in the standings, or where the contest is being played. Fans from both […]

St. Joe’s Prep wins first PCL soccer title

John KnebelsSports Columnist Mike Johnson graduated from St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in 2002. Like any faithful alum, he continues to root for his alma mater. Last Wednesday morning he was told that the night before, Nov. 2, the Prep, in its 16th attempt, finally won the Catholic League soccer championship. The Hawks had defeated Archbishop […]

No ordinary uniform

For three seminarians who’ve known each other since high school, Cassock Day at St. Charles Seminary is an awesome experience By George GregorySpecial to The CS&T WYNNEWOOD – When Matthew Robinson, David O’Brien and Alessandro Giardini graduated from Bishop Shanahan High School in Downingtown back in June, they knew it was not goodbye. They would […]

Inspaniduals, art need transcendent values to be complete, Pope says By Carol Glatz

Web ExclusiveCatholic News Service BARCELONA, Spain (CNS) – Pope Benedict XVI warned countries of the danger of no longer being at the loving service of their citizens as he urged the faithful to bring Christ’s message of hope to all people. During a two-day journey to a once-staunchly Catholic Spain, the Pope sought to bolster […]