Tag Archives: Religion

Remembering Bishop Joseph P. McFadden

The former Philadelphia auxiliary bishop and St. Patrick’s Day parade chaplain has passed away. We interviewed this well-known pillar of the Philadelphia Irish community in June 2010, after his installation. We re-publish that interview today, and we share some of our favorite photos of this humble and gracious man.

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Amazing Grace

Historically Irish St. Malachy Church in North Philadelphia, now a multicultural melting pot, hosts its first Irish Mass. It probably won’t be the last.

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Drawing Inspiration

Susan Kelly Von Medicus has created hundreds of icons, compelling Byzantine-style images that provide a gateway to the divine.

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Cynthia DeDakis, minister of music at St. Thomas.

A Worship Service With Celtic Atmosphere

For those of us whose people hail from Ireland, Scotland, Wales or Brittany, St. Thomas Church in Whitemarsh offers something different.

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Five Questions for Sister Briege McKenna

A local organization is recognizing her for her life and ministry. We spoke to her about miracles, vocations and the impact of the Irish on the U.S. Catholic church.

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Ireland’s “Immigration Bishop” Visits Philadelphia

“We are responsible for one another’s welfare,” Derry Bishop Seamus Hegarty tells the crowd who attended his Mass this week at the Irish Center.

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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Speaks on Church Reform

Bobby Kennedy’s daughter visits Plymouth Meeting to share her views on the relationship between faith and politics.

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Kevin Hughes, lower right, with fellow seminarians.

Marching To a Different Drummer

Kevin Hughes, a former piper for the Philadelphia Emerald Society Pipe Band, on his new life with the Jesuits.

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