September 25, 2015 |
THE LITTLEST CHANGES inside one small household - a faster shower, a lighter meal, a different light bulb - could ripple out into the human family across the earth. That was the message Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, told a large audience at the World Meeting of Families yesterday afternoon at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Turkson, a Ghanaian, is considered to be the public face of Pope Francis' war on global warming, and he reiterated a message the leader of the Catholic Church hopes to drive home with followers.
September 20, 2015 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 2 of the 2015 season. Watch 'em roll Andy Dalton, QB, Bengals vs. Chargers. San Diego's secondary gives up plenty of TD passes, so Dalton should have a fine outing in his home opener. Ameer Abdullah, RB, Lions at Vikings. We expected Abdullah to overtake Joique Bell at some point this season, but not quite this quickly. Against the defense that just made Carlos Hyde the darling of fantasy football, Abdullah is a must-start.
September 14, 2015 |
George W. Schultz, of Cinnaminson, a St. Louis Cardinals knuckleball reliever known as "Barney," posted a 1.64 earned run average in 30 regular-season games for his 1964 World Series champs - breaking the hearts of Phillies fans along the way. On Sunday, Sept. 6, Mr. Schultz, 89, died at Lourdes Medical Center in Willingboro of complications from a heart attack. "He was an important part of our family and he will be missed," Ron Watermon, vice president of communications for the Cardinals, said.
September 13, 2015
SOCCER NONLEAGUE Interboro 2, Cardinal O'Hara 1: Deana Rivello scored off an assist from Haley Fisher in the 62d minute to send the visitors to victory. Agnes Irwin 2, George School 1: Kendall Shein made seven saves to back the Owls at home. Archbishop Ryan 3, Villa Joseph Marie 1: Jules Blank had two goals and one assist to lead the visiting Ragdolls. Germantown Academy 4, Archbishop Wood 2: Mackenzie Pluck scored two goals to help the visitors come from behind and win. CENTRAL LEAGUE Strath Haven 4, Springfield (D)
September 13, 2015 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 1. Watch 'em roll Carson Palmer, QB, Cardinals vs. Saints. Despite the favorable rushing matchup, Palmer will have to carry a big load to keep pace with Drew Brees & Co. Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers at Jaguars. Given the sorry state of Carolina's receiving corps, and the soft underbelly of the Jacksonville defense, Stewart should find plenty of room to roam on Sunday. Chris Ivory, RB, Jets vs. Browns. Ivory has no real competition for carries, and there are plenty of concerns about the Jets' passing game.
September 4, 2015 |
This story was originally published on July 15, 1991. Little Rocco Palmo leaned from his pew at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul yesterday as newly elevated Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua approached in a long procession of priests. Bevilacqua spotted the beaming 11-year-old, smiled, reached for the boy's hand, and leaned down. "Are you going to be a cardinal someday?" Bevilacqua asked. "Oh, yes," Rocco almost shouted. "Definitely. " Minutes after Bevilacqua passed, Rocco, of South Philadelphia, said "It's better than a million dollars, shaking the hand of a cardinal.
June 23, 2015 |
THE BOOS rained down from a good portion of the 30,000 fans in attendance when manager Ryne Sandberg emerged from the Phillies' dugout with his lineup card in hand and two outs in the sixth inning. The Phillies were ahead by four runs, for the first time since May 23, no less, but the faithful let the much-maligned manager hear it. They wanted 25-year-old lefthander Adam Morgan to have a chance to get out of a jam in his first major league appearance, but Sandberg had other ideas.
June 23, 2015 |
The team with baseball's worst record has been dealt some embarrassing defeats lately, most notably losing by 16 runs Tuesday, but also by eight and nine, respectively, Friday and Saturday. For at least one afternoon, the Phillies experienced the feel of a blowout win. "It was nice to be on the other end of it for once," Cody Asche said after Sunday's 9-2 Phillies' win against baseball's best team, the St. Louis Cardinals, at Citizens Bank Park. "We've taken some pretty big losses here the last five or six games.
June 22, 2015 |
A MEDIUM-SIZED rodent - perhaps about the size of the pitching rubber - deftly scaled the screen behind home plate in the second inning of last night's game between the Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals. It distracted everyone on the field and in the stands, which wasn't the worst thing in the world. The people, after all, came to be entertained. The Citizens Bank Park Squirrel, no relation to the 2011 NLDS Busch Stadium Squirrel, according to a baseball source, didn't stop with his high-wire act. With a hop, skip and a jump, our hero was suddenly dancing on the dugout.
June 21, 2015 |
The latest player to hit the Phillies' starting rotation didn't do so with the utmost confidence. Righthander Phillippe Aumont has always had the strongest of arms, but he conceded his biggest downfall has come between the ears. As for between the white lines, the St. Louis Cardinals pounded Aumont for six runs in four innings during Friday's 12-4 romp over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. "It has to be between the ears; I have done it plenty of times, physically," Aumont said.