People and Events

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.

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.