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 […]

Local Catholic is lay delegate at beatification

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T The beatification of Zelie and Louis Martin has special significance to Philadelphia, because the Archdiocese has a long tradition of devotion to their distinguished daughter, St. Therese of Lisieux. The late Cardinal Dennis Dougherty (1865-1951) prayed often to her and was a prime supporter for her cause for canonization. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Little Flower senior sees her future in education

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T Nicole McGarry, a senior at Little Flower High School, knows exactly what she wants to do after college. She wants to be a high school teacher. The eldest of the four children of Debra and Michael McGarry, she is a 2004 graduate of St. Martin of Tours School in […]

Mothers cope with sons’ killings

By Arlene EdmondsSpecial to The CS&T Faith and fellowship help Catholic women who have lost a loved one to the escalating violence in Philadelphia. Just ask Nadestra Morales, a member of La Milagrosa, the city’s Latino “mother church” located at 19th and Spring Garden Streets. The chapel is not readily noticeable in the Northern Liberties […]