July 29, 2015 |
John Cooke, a former administrator at Drexel University, has been named the next president of Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast High School in Drexel Hill. Cooke, 41, who was most recently Drexel's associate dean of students for campus engagement, will assume the post Aug. 10. His appointment was announced in a joint statement Monday by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office of Catholic Education and the Faith in the Future Foundation, the nonprofit that manages 17 Catholic high schools for the archdiocese.
June 7, 2015 |
Sister Rose Monica Katusz, 68, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia who taught here and did missionary work overseas, died Saturday, May 30, of cardiopulmonary collapse at Assisi House in Aston. She was a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis for 47 years. Sister Rose Monica was born Kathryn Mary Katusz in Wilkes-Barre, and was reared in Dundalk, Md., where she graduated from the Catholic High School of Baltimore. She entered the convent in 1965 and professed her first vows in 1968.
July 9, 2014 |
RYNE SANDBERG has the difficult job. He has to decide what players are going to be included and left out of his lineup every night. When the skipper makes his decision, he hands over the results to be printed on a lineup card. Unlike other major league teams, the Phillies do not just type the names in a computer and print it out for circulation. They turn the pen over to Pete Mackanin, their third-base coach who has a unique handwriting talent. Mackanin has a beautiful, eloquent, calligraphy-style writing that he brings to the lineup card every game of the season.
March 8, 2012
PHILADELPHIA Archbishop Charles Chaput was to host a town-hall meeting today to announce marketing procedures to encourage increases in enrollment in Catholic high schools. Leaders of the 17 archdiocesan high schools were to gather at the Archdiocese Pastoral Center, 222 N. 17th St., to learn how to become "active ambassadors" for their schools. Catholic high-school and elementary students may log on to the Archdiocese's website ( www.archphila.org ) to ask questions via two-way web conferencing.
January 23, 2012 |
Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast, appealing the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's recommendation that the school be closed, surpassed the $1 million fund-raising target today around noon. "We had some big donations come in over the weekend," the largest an anonymous gift of $100,000, said Joe Mattson, president of the Monsignor Bonner Alumni Association. The money for the Catholic high school in Upper Darby has come from all sorts of donors, from strangers to even a parent at rival Catholic high school Cardinal O'Hara in neighboring Springfield.
January 17, 2008 |
Turnabout is fair play. And lots of fun for New Hope's Paul Marturano, a.k.a. "Pauly Nipple. " The day after singing his creepy "Stalker" to Paula Abdul on American Idol , the 32-year-old club-and-college singer was lustily pursued for media appearances. On last night's Access Hollywood , which made him its lead story, Marturano said, "I've been up since 6 a.m. and on the phone with every radio station across the country and it seems everybody got a kick out of it. " This morning, he said, he's lined up to do another 20 or so shows - and share the part of the story Idol viewers didn't see. Unlike most of the Fox hit's other loony attention-seekers, Marturano dressed like a normal guy (baggy shirt and faded jeans)
September 28, 2012 |
LOUIS SPADACCINI, who once assisted judges in Philadelphia courtrooms and coached the boys' baseball team at a Catholic high school, became a convicted felon Wednesday after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting one of his teen players and getting another high. The crimes, which took place last year at a South Philadelphia Holiday Inn and at Spadaccini's Iseminger Street home near Oregon Avenue, shocked the Criminal Justice Center, where he had worked since 1998, and Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, where he had been known as "Coach Lou" since 2006.
October 26, 2013
HILLTOWN The Philadelphia Archdiocese plans to sell another large piece of land that it owns in Bucks County. It's a 68-acre parcel that was once intended to be a Catholic high school in Hilltown. Archdiocese spokesman Ken Gavin said it scrapped its plans to build a high school along Route 152 because "it became apparent there was not a need. " The archdiocese is in negotiations to sell the land for $2.6 million to an undisclosed buyer to help lessen an $82 million shortfall. The archdiocese hopes to close on another deal in December to sell 48 acres it owns in Plumstead to a farmer for more than $800,000, Gavin said.
January 22, 2003 |
Catholic high school bands did not march in Gov. Rendell's parade yesterday. "We invited them, but we were told there were scheduling conflicts," said Bill Epstein, a spokesman for Rendell. He said two bands had been invited. Rendell, whose support for abortion rights runs counter to the Catholic Church, was endorsed during the campaign by the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, the nation's most powerful abortion-rights group. He has said that as governor, he will block any attempt to restrict the availability of abortion in the state.
March 13, 2012 |
As students, faculty, and parents waited anxiously in the gym at Conwell-Egan High School last month to learn the fate of their school, alumni talked proudly of its heritage. Women recalled the all-girls Bishop Conwell High School in Levittown. Men remembered the all-boys Bishop Egan High School in Fairless Hills. And Cass Loveless, Class of 1961, boasted about an earlier, forgotten time, when Bishop Egan opened as the first Catholic high school in lower Bucks County, with 605 boys and girls taking classes, eating lunch, and going to dances together.