Hunting Park: Waiting Through the Papal Visit

Hunting Park: Waiting Through the Papal Visit

Unlike residents of Center City, the people of Hunting Park were somewhat unaffected by the visit of Pope Francis. People, for the most part, just carried on with their normal routines. Over the weekend church was in session, basketball was played and football was watched. “What do I think about the pope? I’ve got 99 […]

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Torresdale: St. Hubert High School’s Contribution to the Pope’s Historic Visit

Torresdale: St. Hubert High School’s Contribution to the Pope’s Historic Visit

St. Hubert High School for Girls played its own part during the World Meeting of Families and the Pope’s historic visit. Among other contributions, St. Hubert’s helped paint tiles for “The Sacred Now: Faith and Family in the 21st Century” (above) at St. Malachy Catholic School’s new home in North Philadelphia, to honor the visit of Pope Francis to […]

 

South Philadelphia: Pub on Passyunk East (the P.O.P.E.) Celebrates Pope Weekend

South Philadelphia: Pub on Passyunk East (the P.O.P.E.) Celebrates Pope Weekend

Bars and restaurants across Philadelphia prepared for a sea of additional customers this weekend as Pope Francis’ arrival brought thousands of pilgrims to the city— but one South Philly bar was born ready for the occasion. Employees of The Pub on Passyunk East (also known as the P.O.P.E.) began preparing for Pope weekend more than […]

 

Germantown: Cunningham Piano Donated an Organ for The Papal Events

Germantown: Cunningham Piano Donated an Organ for The Papal Events

The Cunningham Piano Company donated a digital organ for the Papal services that concluded yesterday with Pope Francis leading a mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  “I’m a musician, and, of course, I’m a business owner, so this works with all of my passions together,” said Cunningham co-owner Rich Galassini (pictured above). The Cunningham team […]

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Education: ‘Catholic Identity Pledge’ Meets Diversity at Local Catholic Schools

Education: ‘Catholic Identity Pledge’ Meets Diversity at Local Catholic Schools

Archdiocese Catholic school students found a new document slipped into their application and entrance packets: The Memorandum of Understanding. The decree, released earlier this month from the office of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia requires all parents and students enrolled, or seeking enrollment, in Catholic schools to pledge their support of one “Catholic identity” as dictated […]

 

City Hall: Is Philadelphia Becoming a Socialist Hotbed?

City Hall: Is Philadelphia Becoming a Socialist Hotbed?

A now famous 2011 Pew Research poll found that America’s younger population differs greatly than past generations in regards to the notion of socialism. “Today, it has become much easier to talk about socialism,” said Dustin Guastella, co-chair of the Philadelphia Democratic Socialists of America. “Some of the older folks in our organization have said […]