People and Events

Professor with local ties leading Theology of the Body talks

Peter J. Colosi, formerly a professor of moral theology at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, is an organizer of “Defending and Promoting Human Dignity in a Secular Age” this June in the Netherlands.

Scouts on retreat make rosaries for U.S. military

The retreat held March 16 at Daylesford Abbey was sponsored by the archdiocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting. The rosaries the Scouts assembled will be brought to their annual Mass May 4.

Neumann U honors religious leadership with newly named halls

Previously known as Living and Learning Centers I, II and II, the residence halls at the university were renamed Flynn Hall, Cunningham Hall and O’Neill Hall for the former Franciscan sisters who led the university.

Villa Maria Academy student spells it like it is

After her second consecutive win at the Chester County Spelling Bee on Feb. 13, eighth grader Jordi DeJong is headed for the national finals in June.

St. Thomas More celebrates patron, jubilee with movie night

Members of the Pottstown parish, now celebrating its 50th jubilee, gathered for a Feb. 10 screening of "A Man for All Seasons," the classic film retelling of the martyr's life.

Religion, arts enhance STEM learning at Good Shepherd School

The regional Catholic school in Ardsley, Montgomery County is using robotics and computer coding among other tools to help teach lessons of faith to students in grades K to eight.

Masses, concerts, devotions to honor St. Katharine Drexel

The Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul will host concerts of sacred music and offer a full schedule of Masses, for the Philadelphia saint whose feast day is March 3. Her new tomb at the cathedral is now an archdiocesan shrine.

Holy Rosary honors law enforcement, first responders

Students thanked Plymouth Township police and fire officials for their service during a Jan. 28 ceremony as part of Catholic Schools Week.

Archbishop Wood holds first ‘Forensic Toxicology Expo’

Students presented their research on more than 55 prescription, over-the-counter and illegal drugs at the Feb. 5 event, which highlighted both the school's science curriculum and the dangers of substance abuse.

Neumann U looking for a few good computer hackers

With a growing need for advanced computer professionals, the school has created new majors in cybersecurity and data analytics, along with a state-of-the-art technology lab.