People and Events

New study said to show lack of evidence for ‘born that way’ gender claims

"Sexuality and Gender" argues that people’s assertions to be homosexual at birth or that they are “trapped” in the body of a different gender are not supported by scientific evidence, say two scholars.

Philadelphia pastor begins 2nd role as Neumann U chaplain

Father Stephen D. Thorne will care for the sacramental life of students, faculty and staff at the Franciscan university while remaining pastor of St. Martin de Porres Parish, North Philadelphia.

Ethnic, religious communities in archdiocese share food and fun at picnic

About 200 people from 14 communities present in the Philadelphia Archdiocese enjoyed an international potluck lunch and cultural performances at the Family Fun Picnic July 16 at St. Charles Seminary.

Holy Cross School announces awardees, scholarship recipients

The graduating eighth grade class of the regional Catholic school in Collegeville ended the school year with a Paris-themed party and many honors for academics and service June 14.

St. Joseph/St. Robert School announces graduation honorees

After the eighth grade class of the Catholic school in Warrington attended their graduation Mass June 8, several awards and certificates were presented to members of the class.

Families gather to say goodbye to St. Francis de Sales School

The Aston, Delaware County parish school closed after 121 years on June 16, preceded by a dinner celebration of remembrance and the graduation ceremony for the last eighth-grade class.

Nurse working with blind and deaf seniors receives top health care award

Registered nurse Molly Crumley leads Mercy LIFE's Valley View Center in Elwyn, Delaware County, oversaw training for three are providers who are deaf became certified nurse aides.

Two Catholic schools compete in First in Math program

The 24 Game, a way to teach mathematics that is both fun and effective, was the focus of awards for students at Mother of Providence Regional Catholic School in Wallingford and St. Laurence School in Upper Darby.

Collegeville school ends school year with fun Field Day

Holy Cross Regional Catholic School in Montgomery County hosted games and activities for the children in grades one through four June 14.

St. Andrew Parish marking 100 years with Mass, party

The Drexel Hill Parish welcomes all current and former parishioners to a Saturday evening Mass led by Archbishop Chaput and gala to follow on June 25. The parish also is planning for its continued growth.