Would-be Presbyterian minister instead heard call to be Catholic priest

While studying at Yale Divinity School, South Korea native Sang Woo Chi discovered "the answers to all of the questions I had in life" through the Church Fathers. He became Catholic, lived at an ice cream store in Broomall, and will be ordained a priest May 21.

Visit to ‘saint of the impossible’ laid his path to priesthood

Deacon Ryan Nguyen, who will be ordained a priest this May, was a pharmacist and not especially religious until by chance he visited St. Rita's Shrine in 2012, and his conversion began.

Catholic school grad goes ‘back to basics’ at Little Flower HS

Assistant principal Molly Quinn comes from a family of Catholic school teachers and a lifetime of Catholic education. Now she's helping teens relearn what it means to be a student -- and to have fun along the way.

Mission trip to Haiti ignited his zeal to become a priest

The sister of Andrew Lane knew he was struggling in high school, so she set up a trip for him that, thanks to a priest's loving example, inspired the Chester County resident's vocation to priesthood and a life of prayerful service.

Journey from politics to priesthood helps lead others to heaven

Once a Washington, D.C. professional, Deacon Henry Graebe renounced a life that was "too comfortable" and returned to the church. Set to be ordained as a priest May 21, he now looks to bring others to Christ.

College trip to the Holy Land led to interior journey, and priesthood

Deacon Andrew Auletta had been attending Mass until an archaeological dig led to a friendship with a priest. Even his misgivings about the sexual abuse scandal didn't sidetrack God’s calling to ordination, set for this May.

Helping troubled youth is sure reward for Catholic social worker

Margaret Andrews, who heads an agency of Catholic Social Services for neglected boys and girls, reflects on her career during National Social Worker Month. She's living out her desire to "make a difference in someone’s life."

Retiring staffer ‘enjoyed every minute’ of five-decade career serving church

Kathy Boyce walked out of Archbishop Ryan High School and into the offices of the Philadelphia Archdiocese -- where "God always had an angel" watching over her, she said.

Retired priest’s owl collection leads to children’s book series

“Izzy the Christmas Owl” is one of Father Alexander Masluk's books, plus a daily series of video posts on Facebook, that the retired-yet-busy archdiocesan priest is using to evangelize creatively through stories, as Jesus did.

Persons with disabilities are ‘gifts’ to be treasured, says new director of care facility

"They have a lot to teach us about trust, love and friendship – and we have a lot to learn,” said Angela Babcock, the incoming administrator of the archdiocesan Divine Providence Village.