People and Events

Touching history: Students enjoy hands-on visit to Catholic archive

The Catholic Historical Research Center of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia welcomed more than 500 Catholic middle-school students last spring for educational tours through local church history.

Former St. James H.S. principal marks 75 years as religious brother

Marist Brother James Leahy, 93, taught for 66 years including at the former archdiocesan high school in Chester. He entered the Society of Mary in 1944.

Philadelphia Archdiocese names Marc Fisher new CFO

Fisher, 46, will become the chief financial officer July 1. Currently the director of the archdiocesan office that assists parishes and schools with accounting, he led implementation of new financial control policies.

Havertown resident protesting children’s Drag Queen Storytime

Lorraine Williams is trying to cancel an event set for June 15 at the Haverford Township Free Library in which men dressed as women will read stories to children.

St. Basil Academy students raise money for pediatric cancer care

Students of the Catholic academy in Jenkintown raised $28,018 for the pediatric cancer research during the May 17 Mini-THON, a 12-hour dance marathon.

Youngest scholars graduate from St. Teresa Preschool

Thirty-three students of St. Teresa of Calcutta Preschool graduated on their way to kindergarten during a special ceremony in the Limerick parish's church May 31.

Schwenksville parish school honors veterans in teaching moment for youth

The St. Mary Home and School Association welcomed numerous veteran organizations at a May 23 Mass and reception, enabling students to pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States.

Two local Catholic academies rise to finals of rocketry tourney

Nazareth Academy in Philadelphia and Villa Joseph Marie High School in Holland competed against 100 schools in the national finals of Team America Rocketry Challenge May 18 in Virginia.

Students raise more than $57K for special ed schools

Archdiocesan high school students from across the Philadelphia Archdiocese raised money for the four archdiocesan schools of special education in the Catholic School Students for Catholic Charities initiative.

Roman Catholic HS grad’s estate bequeaths $480K gift

More than a century after he entered Roman Catholic High School and some 20 years after his death, Louis C. Biggi is helping to fund the school's ongoing expansion.