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April 29, 2014
Saints alive John XXIII and John Paul II did not become saints on Sunday with their canonization in Rome ("Saints day," April 28). They were simply added to the official list - the canon - of those whose sanctity has been recognized. Catholics believe that everyone who lives a good life according to gospel values is a saint, a holy person. If the former popes are saints, it is because they did the best they could to lead lives of faithful witness, not due to an elaborate ceremony. Marie Conn, Hatboro, mconn56@yahoo.com Chester's secret On the way to the lacrosse championships at PPL Park, I was amazed that there was no stadium signage at the I-95 or Route 322 exit ("Chester still awaits a big score in soccer," April 27th)
NEWS
April 25, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
WANT A POPE story? Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati has plenty. Like that day her son's first-grade class had a private audience with the pope. Or the times she sneaked past the Swiss Guards to get a better look around the Vatican. Or the day she watched white smoke puff from the Sistine Chapel's chimney in 1978 and heard onlookers' gasps when Karol Jozef Wojtyla became the first non-Italian pope in four centuries. This weekend, the devout Catholic will have another pope story: She's heading to Rome to watch Popes John Paul II (Wojtyla)
NEWS
April 24, 2014 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Like a fan trying to sneak past the velvet rope, 15-year-old George Majoros used his connections. He had washed dishes and bused cafeteria tables at the hilltop complex in Bucks County, so he volunteered for extra duty. Maybe, he thought, he could catch a glimpse. Then, the big name Majoros had ditched school to see came into view. The Polish cardinal swept into the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in crimson vestments. Cardinal Karol Wojtyla looked at the teen, shook his finger, and said, "Little boy, you should be in school," Majoros recalled.
NEWS
April 6, 2014
BASEBALL NONLEAGUE Neumann-Goretti 2, Penn Charter 1: The Saints rallied for the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh, and then turned to their ace, Pat Doudican, to lock the game down for the save. He retired the side in order with two strikeouts. Tommy Nardini led off the inning for the Saints by getting hit by a pitch. He reached second on a wild pitch and was bunted to third by Nick D'Amore. Nardini scored on an error. Ethan Pritchett earned the win, allowing three hits in six innings.
SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
SOMETIMES the journey to the top is easier to navigate than the route you must take to sustain the summit. As a junior last season, Ss. Neumann-Goretti High's Charlie Jerla wanted success so badly he could taste it. After 2 years of understudy duties, Jerla thought he finally arrived last season when he earned a starting spot and was named a co-captain on the Saints baseball squad. A Philadelphia original who moved to Florida as a child, Jerla transferred to N-G a week before freshman year began when his family moved back to Philly.
SPORTS
March 31, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
The all-Southeastern Pennsylvania boys' basketball first team.   Guard / Player of the Year Ja'Quan Newton, Neumann-Goretti Newton is a clutch scorer, strong rebounder, and fastbreak terror. In 31 appearances this season, he averaged 21.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2.2 steals. He also was terrific down the stretch for the Saints. Sparked by the 6-foot-3, 185-pound senior combination guard, who will continue his career at the University of Miami, Neumann-Goretti went 27-4, earned its fourth PIAA Class AAA state championship in five seasons, and claimed its sixth consecutive Catholic League title.
SPORTS
March 31, 2014 | By Rick O, Inquirer Columnist
Ja'Quan Newton and company flipped the switch in late January. After a 71-64 loss to Roman Catholic, which looked more than capable of winning its first Catholic League title since 2007 and ending Neumann-Goretti's five-year reign, the Saints reeled off 17 consecutive victories. The highlight of the regular season for Carl Arrigale's squad was a 64-58 road victory over talent-filled Archbishop Carroll before an overflow crowd in Radnor. In the Catholic League playoffs, Neumann-Goretti bested Carroll for a second time, 67-62, in the semifinals.
SPORTS
March 23, 2014 | BY JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO, For the Daily News
HERSHEY - Their song echoed through the corridors of the Hershey Giant Center, as they danced and skipped along, locked arm in arm with each other. If Seton-La Salle was walking toward an execution, the Rebels didn't look the part yesterday morning, as they approached the court for their PIAA Class AA girls state final against Neumann-Goretti. On the other side of the Giant Center, the walk through the halls was much different. The Neumann-Goretti girls were emotionless. Quiet.
SPORTS
March 23, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5814
HERSHEY - Just a day removed from losing his mother to cancer, Ja'Quan Newton led Ss. Neumann-Goretti (26-4) to the Class AAA state championship last night at the Giant Center in Hershey. Newton, a 6-3 senior guard headed to the University of Miami, scored a game-high 33 points in the Saints' 64-57 overtime victory against Susquehanna Township. With the game no longer in doubt, N-G coach Carl Arrigale subbed for Newton and the two shared an emotional embrace. Newton, whose mother, Lisa Brown, died at home Thursday morning after a lengthy battle with cancer, had tears in his eyes after the game, but he beamed with happiness as teammates bombarded him with love and the championship trophy.
NEWS
March 23, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
HERSHEY, Pa. - Ella Awobajo let out a passionate yell and pumped her fist. The senior forward for the Neumann-Goretti girls' basketball team had just tied the PIAA Class AA state championship game with less than six minutes remaining. A minute and a half later, however, Awobajo let out a different kind of yell, and the bewildered look on her face said everything. She fell to her knees, unable to believe she had fouled out with 4 minutes, 21 seconds left in an extremely tight contest.
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