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 […]

Kennedy-Kenrick stuns Prendie in OT, wins title

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T Sometimes the statistics clearly suggest a winner. Then you look at the scoreboard, and you do a double-take. That describes the situation in the Catholic League field hockey championship Sunday afternoon at Arcadia University. Despite a decided disadvantage in penalty corners, time in the offensive zone and scoring chances, […]

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 […]

O’Hara girls humbly defend PCL title

By John Knebels The talk on the street was that Cardinal O’Hara’s girls cross-country team was about to have its four-year title streak severed. But that talk was trampled – both figuratively and literally – in last week’s cross-country championship at the famed Belmont Plateau. Behind two runners who placed in the top four, and […]

Expansion projects reflect church growth

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer LIMERICK – The new $13 million education center of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish recently dedicated by Auxiliary Bishop Daniel E. Thomas is one of several parish expansion projects in Montgomery County and other suburban areas in the Archdiocese. The 24,000-square-foot building at 256 Swamp Pike was built on […]

Mass to air in Spanish

Telemundo, Archdiocese collaborate for weekly televised broadcastBy NADIA MARIA SMITHCS&T Staff Writer The Office for Hispanic Catholics, along with Telemundo WWSI-TV 62 – Digital 49, has announced that the airing of the first televised Spanish-language Sunday Mass in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will take place Sunday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica […]

Local Catholic is lay delegate at beatification

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T The beatification of Zelie and Louis Martin has special significance to Philadelphia, because the Archdiocese has a long tradition of devotion to their distinguished daughter, St. Therese of Lisieux. The late Cardinal Dennis Dougherty (1865-1951) prayed often to her and was a prime supporter for her cause for canonization. […]

Hi-tech connection keeps student close to class

By Bill CarrollSpecial to The CS&T When I received the e-mail describing the situation and the parents’ request, I experienced conflicting emotions. On the one hand, I was told that a third-grade girl, Casey Flanagan, was ill and would miss the first five weeks of school because of treatments in Boston for her cancer. Of […]

Family stays busy at church, work, home

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T PHILADELPHIA – You’ve heard the saying, “If you want something done, give it to a busy man.” At St. Cecilia Parish in the Fox Chase section of the city, that busy man is usually John Doherty. Other than celebrating liturgies, there aren’t many activities he or members of his […]