Church growth, challenges foreseen

Priests hear long-range projections with call for vocationsBy Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer BROOMALL – At the same time priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are studying Catholic demographic projections for the future, they are also beginning a major prayer initiative. Cardinal Justin Rigali is calling on all priests to pray every day for their […]

Ragdolls defend title with 2 minutes left in game

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T PHILADELPHIA – Christina Zambito wondered if there was something wrong with the game clock. Well, not really. Deep down, she knew the final two minutes of the Catholic League girls’ soccer championship was winding down in true form. But it sure didn’t seem that way. “They had to be […]

Our Lady of Fatima teacher acknowledged with award

By NADIA MARIA SMITHCS&T Staff Writer SECANE – Helen McAllister is a proud Catholic teacher who has been recognized by the National Liberty Museum as a “Teacher Hero” for her 37 years of dedication and distinction as a Catholic educator. McAllister has taught at Our Lady of Fatima School in Secane for almost four decades […]

St. Helena Parish’s Vietnamese community celebrates anniversary

By Father Stephen PerzanSpecial to The CS&T PHILADELPHIA – Father Joseph Logrip, pastor of Mother of spanine Grace Parish, and newly installed regional vicar for Philadelphia-North, made a pastoral visit to St. Helena Parish in the Olney section of Philadelphia on Sunday, Oct. 26 at a special 4 p.m. Mass. The visit coincided with the […]

After mourning, remembrance

Religious leaders mark end of mourning period for slain Philadelphia Police officersBy Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer PHILADELPHIA – Three Philadelphia police officers slain in the line of duty in the past year were remembered Tuesday, Oct. 28 at a memorial service at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. “We assemble today to […]

A lifelong connection to St. Helena School

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T BLUE BELL – Sister Cathe Shoulberg, a Religious Sister of Mercy, is in her 21st year as principal of St. Helena School, Blue Bell, but her association with the school goes way back. “I went to St. Helena School from kindergarten,” she said. “I started when I was 3 […]

Cardinal Rigali calls for increased prayers before election

As the United States approaches Election Day on Nov. 4, Cardinal Justin Rigali has asked the Catholic faithful to intensify their prayer to our nation. All parish churches in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will offer a period of exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following Masses on Sunday, Nov. 2. The Cardinal has also asked that […]

Father Joseph Logrip installed as pastor, vicar

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer PHILADELPHIA – Cardinal Justin Rigali installed Father Joseph L. Logrip as pastor of Mother of spanine Grace Parish and regional vicar for Philadelphia-North at a votive Mass Oct. 22 at Mother of spanine Grace Church in the Port Richmond section of the city. “Father Logrip, I entrust to you […]

Archdiocesan cemetery soon to open in Chester County

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer WEST BRANDYWINE – Work is progressing on the Chester County vicariate’s first diocesan cemetery, scheduled to open in the near future at 3215 Manor Road. The first phase of All Souls Cemetery is being developed on 25 acres of a total 185-acre tract along Pennsylvania Route 82 between Hibernia […]

Wood’s PCL crown caps undefeated season

By John KnebelsSports Columnist RADNOR – Watch an intense volleyball match and be prepared to wince every now and then. spanes to the floor, arms outstretched to the max. Knees twisting, elbows slamming against the hardwood. It is not a sight for the timid. So after Archbishop Wood had defeated Cardinal O’Hara in Sunday’s Catholic […]