By Charles Brown

Fairhill: Demolished Landmark Symbolizes Tough Times for Catholic Parishes

Fairhill: Demolished Landmark Symbolizes Tough Times for Catholic Parishes

The image is all too familiar of Industrial Era edifices – crumbling walls, blown-out windows, a palpable eeriness from the abandonment.  But this isn’t a description of the typical forsaken warehouse that has come to define North Philadelphia’s landscape. The blighted building in question is the remains of St. Bonaventure, a once-looming Gothic church that […]

 By Micaella Wesley and Samuel Scimeca

Mantua: New Catholic School Education is Back at MHCC

Mantua: New Catholic School Education is Back at MHCC

There are many reasons why community centers are great to have in the neighborhood. They are a safe place for children to go after school. They make more jobs in the area and also hold events like dances and parties. Community centers serve as an affordable place for children to learn, have fun, participate in […]

 By Richard Kauffman

Fishtown: Joyous Parents and Students Learn St. Laurentius School to Remain Open

Fishtown: Joyous Parents and Students Learn St. Laurentius School to Remain Open

The call came into Rev. Francis Gwiazda’s office at 12:30 p.m. Thursday informing him that St. Laurentius would remain open. The school was one of three archdiocese schools that appealed the impending closures and won. Sister Rita Marie Aponik, principal of St. Laurentius, received a call from the pastor soon after hearing the news, and […]