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Woman with disabilities takes her place at the boardroom table

Catherine McCrorey, a longtime resident of the Communities of Don Guanella and Divine Providence, brings decades of work experience to her role as a client advocate.

‘These were innocent children,’ archbishop says of South Sudan murders

Three girls -- ages 9, 7 and 4 -- were killed while watching television alone in their home while their mother shopped at a market. Recent murders and abductions of children highlight rampant insecurity in the country.

Archbishop Gomez echoes pope in calling for abolition of nuclear weapons

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops echoed Pope Francis' long-standing call for full nuclear disarmament as the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings in Japan approached.

Citing toll of COVID-19, Newark closing five schools, merging three

The elementary schools were "already experiencing formidable challenges" before the pandemic. Its economic impact is resulting in low school enrollments.

Catholic leaders call for prayers, help after massive Beirut blasts

Lebanese were reeling after a massive explosion at Beirut's port destroyed homes, businesses and livelihoods across the capital. Catholic leaders called for international support.

Father Ronald Ferrier dies; was Cardinal Dougherty teacher for 4 decades

A native of Conshohocken who was ordained a priest in 1968, he would go on to teach Latin and physical science at the former archdiocesan high school in Philadelphia. He is fondly remembered by colleagues.

IHM Sister Louise Goeller dies; was teacher, contemplative

The native of Philadelphia taught in schools in the Philadelphia area and for two stints in Chile and Peru. She also spent several years in a Trappist women's congregation before returning to the IHM sisters. She was 88.

Delco faith leaders march for justice in face of opposition

When the Catholic, Jewish, Methodist, Quaker and Episcopalian leaders of Delaware County marched peacefully against racism, they found hateful words and actions were "alive and well."

Archbishop, rabbi see progress in Jewish-Catholic relations

In a July 28 webinar, Archbishop Nelson Perez and Rabbi Abraham Skorka discussed how both faiths can deepen their dialogue while addressing COVID, racism and antisemitism.

Deacon William Iacobellis, Catholic radio host, dies at 72

Ordained in 2004, the deacon served at St. Vincent De Paul Parish in Richboro, was a regional manager for automobile dealerships and was a host on Holy Spirit Radio, Doylestown.