People and Events

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.

Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia names acting leader

Sarah O. Hanley has been appointed the acting head of the nonprofit, which pairs donors and charities in the Philadelphia area to foster Catholic-informed philanthropy.

Jacki Delaney becomes first woman to lead Malvern Retreat House

The board of directors of the century-old retreat center elected Delaney as chair on April 3. She brings a long history of volunteer and philanthropic efforts to her position.

Concerned citizens protest abortion prayerfully at city clinic

Dozens came to a Planned Parenthood clinic April 3 in center city Philadelphia to learn how to educate others about the activities, including abortions, that happen inside such clinics.

Epiphany of Our Lord’s new sign grabs attention at busy corner

The new LED sign for the parish in Plymouth Meeting can be viewed at every angle of the five-point intersection at the church, and parishioners got into the swing of the new Phillies' season.

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.

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.