Hi-tech connection keeps student close to class

By Bill CarrollSpecial to The CS&T When I received the e-mail describing the situation and the parents’ request, I experienced conflicting emotions. On the one hand, I was told that a third-grade girl, Casey Flanagan, was ill and would miss the first five weeks of school because of treatments in Boston for her cancer. Of […]

Twins making Merion fans smile

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T Meet a couple of identical twins and sooner or later, the question needs to be asked: Have you ever taken advantage of your indistinguishable looks by playing a trick on someone? “I remember when we were in kindergarten and I think it was April Fools Day,” said Shelbey Manthorpe, […]

Family stays busy at church, work, home

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T PHILADELPHIA – You’ve heard the saying, “If you want something done, give it to a busy man.” At St. Cecilia Parish in the Fox Chase section of the city, that busy man is usually John Doherty. Other than celebrating liturgies, there aren’t many activities he or members of his […]

Catholics, including a religious, recall F.B.I. service

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T PHILADELPHIA – It’s a fact. Catholics, especially Irish Catholics, do seem to have an affinity for law enforcement work. It turns out this is true not only for police departments but for the Federal Bureau of Investigation too. There was a local get-together in Philadelphia at the end of […]

Red Mass draws lawyers, jurists and protesters

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T PHILADELPHIA – In keeping with a 57-year tradition, on Oct. 20 Cardinal Justin Rigali celebrated the annual Red Mass for Philadelphia’s legal community at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. The Mass, of medieval origin, is by tradition celebrated at the start of the fall court term […]

O’Hara girls humbly defend PCL title

By John Knebels The talk on the street was that Cardinal O’Hara’s girls cross-country team was about to have its four-year title streak severed. But that talk was trampled – both figuratively and literally – in last week’s cross-country championship at the famed Belmont Plateau. Behind two runners who placed in the top four, and […]

Expansion projects reflect church growth

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer LIMERICK – The new $13 million education center of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish recently dedicated by Auxiliary Bishop Daniel E. Thomas is one of several parish expansion projects in Montgomery County and other suburban areas in the Archdiocese. The 24,000-square-foot building at 256 Swamp Pike was built on […]

Mass to air in Spanish

Telemundo, Archdiocese collaborate for weekly televised broadcastBy NADIA MARIA SMITHCS&T Staff Writer The Office for Hispanic Catholics, along with Telemundo WWSI-TV 62 – Digital 49, has announced that the airing of the first televised Spanish-language Sunday Mass in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will take place Sunday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica […]

Foundress of Society of Holy Child Jesus honored with Mass

By John T. GillespieSpecial to The CS&T Philadelphia-born Cornelia Connelly, a wife and mother who overcame family tragedy and personal adversity to found a worldwide Roman Catholic teaching order, is the focus of a year-long celebration on the 200th anniversary of her birth. “There was no such thing as a purely secular subject for Cornelia […]

La Salle golf team advances to states

By John Knebels La Salle College High School’s golf team and the Philadelphia Phillies may end up having something in common.While the Phillies have been winning games thanks to contributions from some lesser-known players, the Explorers were faring well similarly in the Catholic League championship at Blue Bell Country Club. The Explorers did their part […]