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Her journey to teach the faith began in CCD

By Sister Kathleen LearySpecial to The CS&T Many young children and teens ask the question, “Why do I have to go to PREP (Parish Religious Education Program)?” Elizabeth Riordan, recently appointed director of Secondary Religious Education and Staff Development for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, asked that question of her mother many times through the years, […]

St. Anastasia student thanked for tsunami aid

By NADIA MARIA SMITHCS&T Staff Writer NEWTOWN SQUARE – Allie Zito was excited to return to school as a seventh grader last week, in part because she heard some news from the people of Banda Ache, Indonesia, one of the areas hardest hit in the 2006 tsunami that devastated Southeast Asia. While a third grader […]

New Vincentian provincial is Phila. native

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer PHILADELPHIA – Vincentian Father Michael J. Carroll, a Philadelphia native and former student chaplain at Archbishop Wood Catholic High School for Boys in Warminster, was recently elected provincial superior of the order’s eastern province. “I’m happy to be provincial,” Father Carroll said. The Congregation of the Mission, more commonly […]

Devotion to Mary at heart of family’s life

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer STRAFFORD – Maria Teresa Giblin of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish is so devoted to the Blessed Mother that she and her three daughters spend their summer weekday mornings praying the rosary after Assumption’s 8 a.m. Mass. And when Stephen Giblin’s work schedule allows, he joins his wife […]