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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vatican confirms request of five Anglican bishops to join church

Web ExclusiveBy Sarah Delaney Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Five Anglican bishops have decided to join the Catholic Church and step down from their current positions with the Church of England, a Vatican spokesman said. Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican press office, confirmed to reporters a statement issued Nov. 8 […]

Eat up?

Industrial farming puts stress on land, water, developing nations, Catholic panelists say By Mark PattisonCatholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) – The growing adoption of U.S.-style industrial farming practices worldwide puts too much stress on the planet and deceives people into thinking that the world will be able to keep feeding a growing population, currently 6.8 […]

Living out the ‘American dream’

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T PHILADELPHIA – Immigration is a hot button issue these days, but it has always been so. We are a land of immigrants, and in every generation the path to America has often been hazardous. Barbara Fischer, 78, who is of German ethnicity and a member of Our Lady Help […]

Panel at St. Joseph’s U. to study Church’s future

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T Less than a century ago who could have possibly predicted the tremendous changes that have since taken place in the Catholic Church? There are vernacular Masses, greater emphasis on ecumenism and interfaith relations, re-establishment of the permanent diaconate and a greater role for the laity, just to name a […]