People and Events

Catholic Medical Association announces new board president

Cardiologist Dr. John A. Schirger has been appointed to lead the organization, which strives to uphold the principles of the Catholic faith in the science and practice of medicine.

Bishop Shanahan team wins governor’s STEM prize with innovative medical device

Students unveiled a portable monitor that assists users in administering CPR. The invention took first place at a Feb. 5 competition, making it the school's second consecutive award in the annual event.

Regina Academies announces new director

Mark Bradford, a longtime educator and nonprofit organization manager, will oversee the network of Catholic, classically-based schools, which he hopes to make accessible to more families.

School raffle event unites Collegeville community

An annual fundraiser at Holy Cross Regional Catholic School attracted more than 500 attendees and a number of donations from area businesses.

Montco parish remembers deceased children

More than 150 gathered at St. Teresa of Calcutta in Limerick for a Nov. 14 liturgy that honored parents who have lost children of all ages, from infant to adult.

Pop-up photo exhibit reveals world of migrants, refugees

Sponsored by Catholic Relief Services, the Nov. 3 display in downtown Philadelphia offered still and virtual reality images of displaced populations throughout the world.

Sisters of Mercy spiritual center named a “zone of peace”

Cranaleith received the designation from the Religious Leaders Council of Greater Philadelphia at a Nov. 11 ceremony that highlighted the urgent need for non-violent conflict resolution.

Youth transform group house into home through teamwork

At a Catholic Social Services facility for at-risk teens, a holiday decorating project becomes a lesson in life skills.

Gianna Center of Philadelphia raises funds at dinner

Having opened in the city just last July, the Gianna Center aimed to get help for its initiative to provide women with natural and ethical options for reproductive and fertility health care via a fundraiser.

Cranaleith celebrates 20 years of transformation and healing

The retreat and conference center, operated by the Sister of Mercy, marked its second decade by honoring several nonprofit leaders for their service.