The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is holding its fall meeting Monday to Thursday.

Watch the proceedings live from Baltimore.

St. Bede commences annual penny drive

HOLLAND – The penny collections have begun in earnest at St. Bede School in Holland. For the fourth year, St. Bede’s students will be raising funds to help needy families in the area – and they’ll have a lot of fun doing it.According to Principal Margi Slomiany, “This event has become a meaningful Thanksgiving tradition […]

Devon Prep students raise nearly $25,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

DEVON – More than 130 Devon Prep upper school students stayed “Up for a Cause” recently to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.Devon Prep’s Christian Action Program (CAP) sponsored the event, a 12-hour night of fun and games beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, and ending at 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. […]

St. Mary surgeon perform surgery for bladder cancer with less invasive technique

LANGHORNE – A urologist at St. Marcy Medical Center recently performed a radical cystectomy on a 75-year-old woman with bladder cancer using the daVinci Surgical System. While the robotic-assisted laparoscopic approach is not widely adopted for this complicated surgery, what is even more remarkable is that Dr. Ilia Zeltser also reconstructed the woman’s urinary tract […]

Mount St. Joseph Academy presents ‘Hairspray’

FLOURTOWN – Mount St. Joseph Academy’s fall production of “Hairspray” featured senior Mary Beth Gries as Tracy Turnblad. Set in 1962 Baltimore, Turnblad earns a spot on a local TV dance show and uses her new role to bring integration to the segregated city. The show opened Nov. 5 in the school’s Fournier Auditorium and […]

Bishop Shanahan presents ‘A Christmas Carol’

DOWNINGTOWN – Christmas has come early at Bishop Shanahan High School, ushered in by the fall musical, “A Christmas Carol.” Based on Charles Dickens’ timeless classic, this year’s production brings together 140 cast members featuring Timothy Lambert as Scrooge, with well over 100 crew members. Also part of the Shanahan musical are 10 eighth grade […]

St. Malachy Parish hosts annual Irish concert

PHILADELPHIA – St. Malachy Parish’s annual Irish concert took place Nov. 7, featuring musician and folklorist Mick Moloney along with guest performers Dana Lyn, Billy McComiskey and Caitlin Finley.Moloney is profiled in the Encyclopedia of Ireland. A reception followed the performance. All funds raised benefitted St. Malachy Parish.

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish to hold bone marrow drive

LIMERICK – Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Limerick, Montgomery County, is holding a bone marrow drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, to help find a match for Justin, a 1-year-old parishioner and student in Blessed Teresa of Calcutta’s child care program. Justin was recently diagnosed with a rare form of […]

St. John students go on a ‘safari’

LOWER MAKEFIELD – St. John the Evangelist School in Lower Makefield presented an enrichment program titled “Global Safari” Nov. 11. The program took students on an interactive and captivating geographical journey across the oceans and seas visiting various countries throughout the globe. The program showcased live animal ambassadors and cultural artifacts from around the world. […]

Can you spell ‘competition?’

PHILADELPHIA – Students from LaSalle Academy, Mother of spanine Grace, Visitation B.V.M. and St. Laurentius schools competed in the ninth annual Great Fishtown Spelling Bee at Shissler Recreation Center Oct. 28. Students in grades three through eight from 11 public, private and Catholic schools participated in the event.