New archdiocesan high school slated to open on schedule next September

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer UPPER PROVIDENCE – The roof and windows are in place and the exterior brickwork is nearly complete on the new Pope John Paul II High School. Scheduled to open in September 2010 after the consolidation of Pope Pius X High School in Pottstown and Kennedy-Kenrick Catholic High School in […]

Ted Kennedy, longtime senator, patriarch of famous family, dies at 77

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Full pews at 3 dynamic parishes

Mass attendance declines may seem inevitable, but don’t tell that to the pastors of St. Cornelius Parish in Chadds Ford, St. Andrew Parish in Newtown and St. Rose of Lima Parish in Eddystone. None have a university or a tourist attraction in the backyard but all have standing room-only Masses. The common denominators? Stress on […]

October Count studies who’s coming to Mass

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T It’s five weeks and counting until the annual October Count. That’s when the ushers in all of the churches throughout the Archdiocese start counting everybody at Mass during the four weekends of the month. Why do we count? “It tells us the proportion of the registered population who would […]

Italian researchers develop heart-repair method with adult stem cells

By John Thavis Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Italian researchers have developed a method to repair a damaged heart using adult stem cells, and said it confirmed that the adult cells were more therapeutically useful than embryonic stem cells. “The adult stem cell is already prepared to differentiate in the tissue we want to […]

LC senior preps for final year in 3 sports

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T With three years on his high school resume and a fourth about to begin, Lansdale Catholic senior Pat O’Hara has a simple piece of advice for anyone looking to make the most of his or her scholastic experience. Get involved. And if you happen to be a young man […]

Religious teacher marks 50 years in classroom

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer PHILADELPHIA – Five-year-old Rosalie Fullam reported to the first grade at St. Anthony of Padua School in South Philadelphia in September 1945 – a year ahead of schedule because she couldn’t wait to begin. At that time, there was no kindergarten. Little Rosalie Fullam is now 69-year-old Sister Joseph […]

Fathers and sons take spirituality outdoors

By Jim GaugerSpecial to The CS&T ORELAND – The King’s Men ministry, based in Oreland, Montgomery County was founded in August 2006 by Damian Wargo and Mark Houck. The non-profit lay apostolate’s mission rests in what Wargo and Houck feel are the instincts that define men: “Under Christ the King’s universal call to serve, we […]

New football coach at N-G learned from the best

Sports ColumnistJohn Knebels PHILADELPHIA – Back when he was a student at Malvern Preparatory School, before graduating in 1982, Rich Carfagno recalls teacher and administrator Jim Stewart being firm but fair. Carfagno said Stewart listened, but he did not accept flimsy excuses. “If you were late, he would tell you to get up earlier,” said […]

St. Martin de Porres’ summer program teaches non-violence, nutrition

By Denise PetersonSpecial to The CS&T PHILADELPHIA – Nutritional Development Services and the summer program at St. Martin de Porres Interparochial School in Germantown sponsored a Peace Day celebration Aug. 11. Children in the summer camp, ages 5 to 14, participated in the annual program to promote peace in their community. During the celebration, campers […]