Beloved Philadelphia monsignor dies

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T Msgr. Albert V. Norrell, 86, pastor emeritus of the former St. Carthage Parish, Philadelphia, died March 25. Msgr. Norrell was among Philadelphia’s first class of African-American permanent deacons ordained in 1982, and he was Philadelphia’s first African-American priest to rise to the rank of monsignor. He had the distinct […]

Catholic League success in PIAA

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T When the prospect of the Catholic League becoming involved with the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) gained momentum a couple of years ago, a stir developed among athletic directors, coaches and players. Traditionalists asked the obvious question – “Why fix what isn’t broken?” Meanwhile, pragmatists offered a collective high […]

Seminary to host Way of the Cross

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer WYNNEWOOD – Catholics across the Archdiocese are invited to join Cardinal Justin Rigali as he leads a candlelight procession and the Way of the Cross in an outdoor liturgical service at 7:30 p.m. Good Friday, April 10, on the grounds of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood. The miniature […]

By the work of their hands

St. Elizabeth’s volunteers help rebuild Coatesville homesBy Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T UPPER UWCHLAN – Undertaking major household repair work happens every third Saturday of the month for this group of volunteers: 45 teens through seniors, including lunch workers, from St. Elizabeth Parish, Upper Uwchlan. On March 21 they weren’t working on one house, but […]

Cancer survivor received ‘mini-miracle’

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T PENNDEL – “God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform,” William Cowper wrote more than two centuries ago. If one has what is diagnosed as a terminal illness and after prayer it disappears, it’s more than reasonable to assume the miraculous. Now, if one has been diagnosed […]

Sister Helen Prejean speaks at Villanova, LaSalle

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T VILLANOVA – A crowded fieldhouse. A party of five. A one-on-one interview. Oprah Winfrey. Larry King Live. 60 Minutes. The check-out clerk at the neighborhood supermarket. No matter where she finds herself, and no matter whom she finds herself with, Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., is ready, willing and able […]

Take me out to St. Malachy’s

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer PHILADELPHIA – Baseball fans should stop by St. Malachy Church in North Philadelphia before heading to the Phillies’ home opener Sunday, April 5. At the church, they are certain to hear “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” numerous times during the 4 p.m. vaudeville-style fundraiser benefitting the restoration […]

100-year-old pipe organ blessed at St. Veronica

By Arlene EdmondsSpecial to The CS&T PHILADELPHIA – Excitement was high at St. Veronica Parish in North Philadelphia Sunday, March 29, as Cardinal Justin Rigali blessed the newly refurbished organ at the church. An organ concert featuring Ted Kiefer, the musical director for St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, followed the blessing. Father Eduardo Coll, I.V.E., pastor […]

Carroll girls’ set tone early, win state title

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T Coaches say many things before a game. Some things stick out more than others. Before Archbishop Carroll took on Lampeter-Strasburg in the PIAA Class AAA state girls’ basketball championship last Saturday at Penn State University’s Bryce Jordan Center, second-year Carroll coach Chuck Creighton emphasized one piece of advice in […]

Role players lead team effort for champ Carroll

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T When he arrived home after the best weekend of his life, Trevor McNulty was greeted with a congratulatory sign awaiting him on the front lawn of his Havertown home. A simple investigation determined neighbor Mark Campetti as the thoughtful culprit. “It was cool and a really nice thing to […]