Our Lady of Peace School to close in June

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer MILMONT PARK – Our Lady of Peace School in Milmont Park, Delaware County, will close in June as a result of a drastic decline in enrollment. There are currently 121 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Of the 81 registered in the first through eighth grade, four are in […]

Conversion of St. Paul Feast honors catechists

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T PHILADELPHIA – Approximately 300 disciples of St. Paul will be honored at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul on Sunday, Jan. 25, the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. At 2 p.m. on that day Cardinal Rigali will celebrate Mass before an expected 1,800 volunteer catechists, […]

Cardinal Rigali urges action against FOCA

By Nadia Maria SmithCS&T Staff Writer PHILADELPHIA – The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be joining other dioceses across the nation in the fight against the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), a bill that goes beyond the legalized abortion defined in Roe v. Wade by creating a “fundamental right” to legalized abortion and preventing local, state […]

Sports News

SHANAHAN SENIOR AWARDED MAXWELL AWARD DREXEL HILL – Ryan Alderman, a senior at Bishop Shanahan High School in Downingtown, was awarded the Mini Maxwell Award from the prestigious Maxwell Football Club Jan. 16 at Drexelbrook Banquet Hall. The award grants Alderman a $500 scholarship to the university of his choice. The award is presented to […]

Local Catholics report on historic presidential inauguration

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer WASHINGTON – A contingent of Catholics from across the Archdiocese made history by attending the inaugural ceremonies of U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the nation’s capital. According to news reports, a crowd estimated at 2 million gathered for the inauguration of the nation’s 44th president outside […]

Catholic Schools Week

Special ed students inspired to do their bestSt. Hubert creates space for art to inspirePrincipal of St. Luke School receives national awardYoung writer sees fiction published in national magazineDedication makes West Oak Lane school specialSt. Anastasia takes on Day of ServiceOur Lady of Grace rallies community for shut-insNew head coach maintains Roman’s basketball legacyRetreat helps […]

Schools participate in Day of Service

By Arlene EdmondsSpecial to The CS&T Our Mother of Sorrows and St. Ignatius of Loyola Schools in West Philadelphia will make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day “a day on” instead of “a day off” on Monday, Jan. 19. They will be among the many schools in the Archdiocese that will be participating in the […]

Interfaith leaders ask Phila. gun shops to help reduce gun violence

By Nadia Maria SmithCS&T Staff Writer PHILADELPHIA – Local religious leaders are asking gun shop owners statewide to adopt a “code of conduct” that they believe will help reduce gun violence in Philadelphia and beyond. Msgr. Michael Carroll, director of the archdiocesan Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, who has been working on behalf of […]

Leading promoter of Catholic education dies

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T Paul M. Henkels, 84, one of the founding proponents of school choice in Pennsylvania, died on Thursday, Jan. 8, after a long battle with cancer. A co-founder and chairman of the REACH Alliance and REACH Foundation, Henkels worked tirelessly to help improve the educational opportunities available to students across […]

One prayer, many voices

All parishes hold Holy Hours to pray for religious vocationsBy Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T BROOMALL – In a Holy Hour replicated in every parish in the Archdiocese, several hundred of the faithful gathered with Cardinal Justin Rigali on the evening of Jan. 12 for Eucharistic Adoration at St. Pius X Church, Broomall, to pray […]