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Books lends itself to Holy Week study

Redemptorist Father Dennis Billy has authored a resource useful for inspaniduals, groups By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T The Seven Last Words of Christ, in English the seven sentences the Gospels tell us were uttered by Jesus as he hung dying on the cross, are much more than a suitable Good Friday homily topic. Redemptorist […]

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Msgr. Bernard Herron, pastor emeritus of St. Barnabas Parish, dies at 80 Msgr. Bernard J. Herron, 80, pastor emeritus of St. Barnabas Parish in Southwest Philadelphia and a former principal of Archbishop Kennedy High School in Conshohocken, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at Villa St. Joseph in Darby, Delaware County, a residence for retired priests. […]

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Compiled by Angela Arrington Sister Immaculate Mary Marconi, I.H.M.Sister Immaculate Mary Marconi, I.H.M., formerly Carmela Marconi, died July 13, 2009, at Camilla Hall. She was born in Philadelphia and entered the congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1944 and professed her first vows in 1947. She taught elementary and […]

Nutritional Development Services founder dies at 67

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T How very fitting. The communion hymn at Patrick Temple-West’s Aug. 12 funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church was “Gift of Finest Wheat.” This hymn is a lasting echo of the spirit of the 41st Eucharistic Congress held in Philadelphia in 1976 and its theme “The Eucharist and […]

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Sister Mary Urban Haughton, S.H.C.J.Sister Mary Urban Haughton, S.H.C.J., formerly Mother Mary Urban, died July 6, 2009, of heart failure at the Holy Child center. She was 96. She was born in Philadelphia and graduated from J.W. Hallahan High School. She entered the Society of the Holy Child of Jesus in 1931. She earned a […]

Father John O’Connor dies at 90

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer A cherished Christmas present Joseph F. O’Connor Jr. received in childhood from his uncle, the late Father John P. O’Connor, was a crèche the priest carved from wood but did not assemble. Instead, his uncle drew him assembly instructions, which he gift-wrapped along with the unfinished crèche, and a […]

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Sister Clare Dolores McFadden, I.H.M. Sister Clare Dolores McFadden, I.H.M., formerly Mary Clare McFadden, died June 19, 2009, at Chester County Hospital. She was born in Philadelphia and attended St. Gregory School and West Catholic Girls High School. She entered the congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1948 and […]

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Sister Leona Marie Cain, O.S.F.Sister Leona Marie Cain, O.S.F., died June 22, 2009, at Assisi House. She was 79. She was a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 59 years. She professed her first vows in 1950. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Washington, D.C., and later went on […]

Msgr. James Meehan dies at 83

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer The eldest of the three Meehan priest brothers, Msgr. James H. Meehan, pastor emeritus of St. John Neumann Parish in Bryn Mawr, died Friday, June 26, 2009. He was 83 years old. Before serving at St. John Neumann Parish, Msgr. Meehan was vicar for religious for the Archdiocese and […]

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Compiled by Angela Arrington Sister M. St. Thomas More, I.H.M. Sister M. St. Thomas More, I.H.M., formerly Julia McGuire, died June 5, 2009, at Camilla Hall. She was born in Shenandoah, Pa., and entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1936. She professed her first vows in 1938. […]