Beloved pastor’s example led deacon to cusp of priesthood
Deacon Matthew Brody found friendship and music the best ways of adapting to the seminary lifestyle. As a priest, he's excited by the prospect of doing "the small things that help people find God."
God’s call to ministry was always there, but a response took time
Deacon Brian Connolly, who will be ordained a priest May 20, had to give up his concept of priesthood and "recognize God was calling me as I am. He doesn’t call the worthy; we have to depend on his mercy.”
Downingtown author writes to inspire a culture of life
A new collection of short stories by Brendan Lyons, a Villanova grad and member of St. Joseph Parish, highlights the courage needed to witness to the sanctity of life.
West Chester woman makes solemn promise of virginity to the Lord
While at Communion, Jennifer Settle heard the words "consecrated virgin" but had no idea what they meant. After discernment, she became one of 3,000 virgins in the church worldwide during a Mass at the cathedral.
Class Acts: A sit down with the principal of SS. Peter and Paul School
CatholicPhilly.com presents a Q&A with the West Chester parish school’s principal, Margaret Egan, the latest in a special ongoing series of interviews with leaders of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Class Acts: A sit down with the principal of Nativity of Our Lord School
CatholicPhilly.com presents a Q&A with the Warminster parish school’s principal, Roselee Maddaloni, the latest in a special ongoing series of interviews with leaders of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Class Acts: A sit down with the principal of Cardinal O’Hara HS
CatholicPhilly.com presents a Q&A with principal Eileen Vice, the first in a special ongoing series of interviews with leaders of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Two sisters pass on love of Catholic faith to next generations
Sally Ann Grande and Joyce Marie McQuaid were raised in Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Secane, and today they share a passion for parish religious education. They both just received awards for 20 years of service.
Young woman makes music as ‘a way that I please God’
The three highest priorities for Angela Alquiros, 16, are God, family and music, and she is happy to combine all three as an accomplished pianist, choir member and soloist at Epiphany of Our Lord Parish, Plymouth Meeting.
The cultivation of a new religious vocation
Like a seed planted and watered by encouragement, a young Northeast Philadelphia woman has professed her religious vows. Sister Maria Sophia Gerlach reflects on her decades-long journey to following God's call. (Watch our video of the ceremony.)