May 27, 2013 |
Behind a dominant effort from pitcher Colan Miller, 11th-seeded Camden Catholic upset sixth seeded Christian Brothers, 3-0, in the South Jersey Non-Public A baseball first round Sunday. Miller went the distance, giving up one hit and issuing two walks. He struck out eight. Camden Catholic opened the scoring in the third inning with Shawn Stone's RBI single. Dom Messina delivered the game's only extra-base hit in the fourth when he drove in a run with a double. Camden Catholic will face third-seeded Bishop Eustace in the second round.
March 4, 2013 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - The two blue-painted and yellow-trimmed buildings where John Wanamaker once presided and Grace Kelly later worshiped - known simply as "the Christian Brothers" - have stood as landmarks for generations in the south end of this Cape May County resort. But the landscape may soon change. The Brothers of the Christian Schools, District of Eastern North America, which owns the property, has proposed dividing it into four lots, and selling two of them for development.
June 12, 1989 |
Brother Nicholas Sullivan, biologist, part-time Philadelphian, newly elected president of the world-renowned Explorers Club and esteemed author of Sex Life of the Cave Crickets, squints at the coast of Australia on a map covering most of one wall in his Upper East Side office. "This is Cape York Peninsula," he says, gesturing toward a shard of land jutting like a rhinoceros horn from the continent's northeastern rim. "It's an area about twice the size of Pennsylvania. And right about here," his finger sinks into a desolate, townless tract about mid-horn, "is the Chillagoe cave region.
July 26, 1986 |
Services will be held Monday for Brother Hugh Wilson, F.S.C., a retired professor of chemistry at La Salle University, who died Wednesday. He was 71 and lived at the Christian Brothers' community in Ammendale, Md. A member of the Christian Brothers for 52 years, he was a native of Philadelphia and taught chemistry at La Salle from 1939 to 1949 and again from 1953 until his retirement in 1980. "He was a very serious, dedicated, conscientious teacher," said LaSalle president Brother Patrick Ellis.
October 11, 2013 |
LA SALLE University officials announced they will consider laypersons for the president's job for the first time in the school's 150-year history. The board of trustees recently approved changes to the university's bylaws allowing for greater flexibility as it seeks to replace Brother Michael J. McGinniss, who will step down in May after 15 years as president. Board Chairman William Sautter said yesterday the declining number of candidates from the Christian Brothers religious order made the change necessary.
January 24, 2009 |
Brother William J. Quaintance, 77, of Philadelphia, an educator who invented a device for computing students' reading speeds, died of leukemia Wednesday at St. Catherine's Infirmary in Germantown. Brother Quaintance grew up in Germantown and attended La Salle College High School. After graduating, he joined the Christian Brothers, the Catholic order that operates the school. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from La Salle University in 1955 and a master's degree in theology in 1956.
November 29, 2007 |
Michael J. Kerlin of Lafayette Hill, a professor of philosophy at La Salle University for more than 40 years, died Friday of leukemia at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was born 71 years ago. Dr. Kerlin had taught at La Salle since 1966 and served as chairman of the philosophy department for 28 years. In 1986, he received the school's Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. One student nominator referred to him as "perhaps the world's greatest discussion leader.
February 13, 1999 |
The boys' basketball team from Simon Gratz High will be among the regionally ranked teams playing in the Prime-Time Shootout this weekend. The Bulldogs, No. 1 in The Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania rankings, will play Christian Brothers of Lincroft, N.J., at Steinert High in Hamilton, N.J., at 2 p.m. today and St. Raymond's of the Bronx, N.Y., at Rutgers University's Lewis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J., at 2 p.m. tomorrow....
June 12, 2013 |
Brother Thomas McPhillips, 63, a La Salle University biology professor and band leader, died Thursday, June 6, of cardiac arrest at a Philadelphia home for Christian Brothers where he lived. Brother Thomas was all about La Salle. The school's president, Brother Michael J. McGinniss, eulogized him as "a La Salle star. " "He was an excellent teacher and researcher, committed to students as an adviser and friend, and, above all, a man of faith, integrity, and compassion," Brother McGinniss said.
May 26, 1996 |
About a quarter of the more than 300 properties owned by religious congregations in beach towns in Atlantic, Cape May and lower Ocean Counties belong to orders within the Roman Catholic Church. The Immaculate Heart of Mary Convent, of Immaculata, Pa., is built on a city-block-size piece of beachfront on the south end of Stone Harbor. The white, horseshoe-shaped compound has more than 50 windows that look out to sea. It has an estimated market value of $4.9 million. Some properties were purchased decades ago by religious orders for priests or nuns to use as summer rest homes, like the Christian Brothers' retreat in Ocean City that the order established more than 100 years ago. The simple, two-story wood buildings that make up the retreat were built in the 1880s by a wealthy Philadelphia Main Line family that used them as summer housing for the children of their factory workers.