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February 4, 2013
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Sunday that St. Donato Parish in Overbrook will merge with Our Lady of Lourdes, 1.25 miles away, effective Feb. 24. It said that without a merger, St. Donato "would not have been self-sustainable. " The move was recommended by a committee that in December 2011 began examining the fate of 267 parishes. In April, the initial round of mergers was announced, consolidating churches in Manayunk, Coatesville, and Germantown. To date, 15 parishes have disappeared - 14 through mergers; one was closed.
NEWS
March 25, 1993 | By Bill Iezzi, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
When Christopher Dock coach Tim Ehst called a timeout 2 minutes, 30 seconds into the third period Tuesday night at Harrisburg High, with his team leading Shamokin's Our Lady of Lourdes by three points, it was the beginning of the end of the Pioneers' season. "We're standing and watching," Ehst chided his players, who had seen a seven-point lead dwindle. "They're outrebounding us. We're not inspired. " Ehst tried his best to galvanize Dock and the Pioneers responded by playing as well as they could.
LIVING
April 8, 1998 | By Sally A. Downey, FOR THE INQUIRER
Alison Fox's choirmaster was annoyed when she told him that instead of singing in church at Easter, she'd be on holiday. Then he learned that her "holiday" would be spent at Lourdes with a handicapped child. "It's what I do at Easter," Fox asserts with precise diction. The English native, who now lives in Center City, has been a volunteer with the Handicapped Children's Pilgrimage Trust (HCPT) for six years. The trust pairs each adult caregiver with a special-needs youngster for what Fox calls "a holiday with Our Lady.
NEWS
November 10, 1998 | By Juan C. Rodriguez and David Cho, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A union of nurses at Rancocas Hospital yesterday prepared to strike, saying that Our Lady of Lourdes has been mishandling its acquisition of the hospital and pressuring employees to reapply for the jobs they already hold. A 284-18 union vote, taken at three meetings yesterday at the Endeavor Rescue Squad station here, empowers the nurses to go on strike if Lourdes does not recognize the union when it takes over Rancocas, perhaps this month. That recognition hinges on whether Lourdes will hire more than 50 percent of the union nurses back.
NEWS
July 22, 2013 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
"ARE YOU SURE you want to see this?" asks Bernadette Bonacci, opening a bag holding the pornographic junk mail that's been arriving at her home since February. "It's disgusting. " She removes mailer after mailer of crude brochures, tucked inside plain envelopes marked "sexually oriented material. " They're illustrated with color photos of engorged male genitalia being ogled by wide-eyed, topless women (one of whom uses a ruler to measure a member that, honest to God, looks like a car part)
NEWS
June 23, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, STAFF WRITER
An expanded PA CareerLink Center, the government-funded employment service, will be celebrated Tuesday in the Nueva Esperanza center at 4261 N. 5th Street in Philadelphia. Although CareerLink has been housed at the Nueva Esperanza for some time, the expanded center follows the "No Wrong Door" model of service delivery, offering help whether the job seeker is on public assistance, out of work, or changing jobs, and whether the request for help comes in person, through an agency or online.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 1989 | By Barbara Beck, Daily News Staff Writer
At the end of "In Search of Miracles" (tonight at 10 on Channel 10), host Diane Allen says that "if you believe in miracles, then no proof of their existence is necessary, but if you don't believe in them, no proof is possible. " That's how you should view tonight's hour-long special examining beliefs in miracles. Even Allen, who says she considered this documentary her pet project even before switching channels from KYW to WCAU, doesn't want to convert those who refuse to believe.
NEWS
August 6, 1999 | By Leonard N. Fleming and Ewart Rouse, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the end, years of financial losses and numerous layoffs left it vulnerable. Cooper Health System, the medical center that for more than a century upheld its Quaker-based reputation of treating the area's poor regardless of their ability to pay, lost $16 million last year, and staff cuts were being pursued. This led to the announcement this week that Catholic Health East, the parent company of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, is pursuing the purchase of the Cooper system - a merger that employees fear could bring more layoffs and ultimately hinder the quality of patient care.
NEWS
September 25, 2003 | By Dwight Ott INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Despite its ailments, Camden has managed to hang on to three major hospitals that are economic engines for South Jersey. Yet while these institutions provide jobs in the impoverished city, the vast majority of the workers live outside Camden. Yesterday, the state made an effort to plug into these hospitals to help revive Camden. Its Department of Labor provided a $382,000 grant intended to improve the skills of city residents who are entry-level employees at two of the hospitals - Cooper Health System and Our Lady of Lourdes.
SPORTS
January 14, 2015 | By Stan Hochman, Daily News Columnist
SISTER MARY of Lourdes made it all happen, the three straight national titles for Immaculata, the six straight appearances in the championship game, the fame, the glory, the memories that will never fade. Sister Mary of Lourdes made it all happen, the enshrinement in basketball's Hall of Fame, the Hollywood movie, the recent celebration of the first women's game in Madison Square Garden nearly 40 years ago, Immaculata vs. Queens. "Sister Mary of Lourdes made it all happen," Theresa Grentz said the other day. "She was president of Immaculata.
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NEWS
June 23, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, STAFF WRITER
An expanded PA CareerLink Center, the government-funded employment service, will be celebrated Tuesday in the Nueva Esperanza center at 4261 N. 5th Street in Philadelphia. Although CareerLink has been housed at the Nueva Esperanza for some time, the expanded center follows the "No Wrong Door" model of service delivery, offering help whether the job seeker is on public assistance, out of work, or changing jobs, and whether the request for help comes in person, through an agency or online.
BUSINESS
April 19, 2016
Annmarie Hora has been hired as chief human-resources officer at Lourdes Health System, Camden. She had been a vice president of human resources at Virtua Health. Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. , parent of Bryn Mawr Trust Co. , has named Stephen M. Wellman as senior vice president and chief operating officer of the wealth-management division of the bank. He had been COO at Cipperman Compliance Services L.L.C. in Wayne. Julie H. Ketover has been hired as director of professional development at Marlton-based law firm Hyland Levin L.L.P.
NEWS
April 10, 2016
On April 2, the Lourdes Health Foundation hosted its annual fund-raising gala and silent auction at Vie in Philadelphia. Lourdes Health Foundation is dedicated to advancing the mission of the Lourdes Health System, which is to change and save lives of those in need while treating mind, body, and spirit. More than 400 medical and business leaders were in attendance at the Lourdes Health Foundation gala, "The Dance - 2016 Copacabana. " Guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, an auction, dinner, and dancing.
NEWS
March 7, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lourdes Health System and St. Francis Medical Center, in Trenton, have merged their cardiothoracic surgery departments under the leadership of Art Martella, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, the two Catholic health-care organizations announced. The goal is not just to save money by combining ancillary services, but also to build a critical mass of procedures to improve quality through standardization. In another expansion of cooperation between Lourdes and St. Francis, nine St. Francis primary-care physicians will join Lourdes' LHS Health Network L.L.C., which has pay-for-performance contracts with Medicare and commercial insurers and covers 70,300 people.
NEWS
February 14, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sister M. Elizabeth Corry, 91, a Franciscan nun who was president of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden from 1969 to 1983 and again from 1987 to 1995, died Saturday, Feb. 7, at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse in Allegany, N.Y., after a stroke. Alexander J. Hatala, president and CEO of the medical center's parent, Lourdes Health System, said in a statement, "She led the institution through critical periods of growth and change. "Simply put: Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center would not be here if it were not for Sister Elizabeth.
SPORTS
January 14, 2015 | By Stan Hochman, Daily News Columnist
SISTER MARY of Lourdes made it all happen, the three straight national titles for Immaculata, the six straight appearances in the championship game, the fame, the glory, the memories that will never fade. Sister Mary of Lourdes made it all happen, the enshrinement in basketball's Hall of Fame, the Hollywood movie, the recent celebration of the first women's game in Madison Square Garden nearly 40 years ago, Immaculata vs. Queens. "Sister Mary of Lourdes made it all happen," Theresa Grentz said the other day. "She was president of Immaculata.
NEWS
July 24, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
BARBARA Richardson could easily have earned a doctorate in the history of the Catholic Church and Tudor England. And, oh yes, murder. She loved her Catholic religion and the history of England in the romantic days of kings and queens, the Tudors, the War of the Roses and the like. And she loved to read about murder - true crime murder. Never fiction. "She was an extreme Catholic, and a true Anglophile," said her daughter, Kimberly Richardson. "She knew all the stories of saints and miracles, and the scandals.
NEWS
November 22, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sister Josephine Mary Lyons, 84, an elementary-school teacher for 25 years, died Sunday, Nov. 17, of heart failure at McAuley Convent in Merion. Sister Josephine Mary attended St. Carthage School in West Philadelphia and graduated from West Catholic High School for Girls in 1947. She spent two years as a typist before entering the Sisters of Mercy in September 1949. She professed her vows in 1952. During a quarter-century as a teacher, Sister Josephine Mary taught every grade from first through seventh.
NEWS
July 22, 2013 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
"ARE YOU SURE you want to see this?" asks Bernadette Bonacci, opening a bag holding the pornographic junk mail that's been arriving at her home since February. "It's disgusting. " She removes mailer after mailer of crude brochures, tucked inside plain envelopes marked "sexually oriented material. " They're illustrated with color photos of engorged male genitalia being ogled by wide-eyed, topless women (one of whom uses a ruler to measure a member that, honest to God, looks like a car part)
NEWS
July 11, 2013 | BY LAWRENCE M. KRAUSS
"No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such a kind that its falsehood would be more miraculous than the fact which it endeavors to establish. " - David Hume LAST WEEK the Vatican announced that a meeting of cardinals and bishops had ruled that the late Pope John Paul II was responsible for a second miracle, and thus the way was cleared for sainthood. The Congregation for the Causes of Saints decided that he had cured a woman from Costa Rica in 2011 after a panel of doctors apparently ruled that her recovery was otherwise inexplicable.
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