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POLS ON THE STREET: 191st Dist. Will Have 3-Way Fight

POLS ON THE STREET: 191st Dist. Will Have 3-Way Fight

by Joe Shaheeli Knowing 600 signatures on her nominating petitions as an independent seeking to be placed on the ballot on the 191st Legislative Dist. had been challenged, Tracey Gordon quickly realized she was playing in the major leagues. She was handicapped with no backup legal support. Neither the endorsed Democratic candidate Donna McClinton nor […]

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3rd Annual Iftar Celebration Marking End of Ramadan Drew 400 to City Hall Commemoration

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Unveiling Our Lady: Guadalupe Statue Revealed!

by Maria Merlino The dream of Sister M. Paula Sister Paula Beierschmitt, IHM president and founder of The American Academy of the Sacred Arts, came true as the huge bronze statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe was installed on the left hand side of the church at Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul. She died […]

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Fishtowners Fight To Save Saint Laurentius Church

by Gregory Pacana In Philadelphia’s Fishtown section, a neighborhood that has seen a significant renaissance over the past decade, there is a war being waged to save a 133-year-old iconic church. St. Laurentius Church, founded in 1882 and located at the intersection of Berks & Memphis Streets, is the oldest Polish Catholic church in the […]

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SOUTH PHILLY: St. Rita Rescue Rose In Full Bloom

by Maria Merlino I remember when I was in kindergarten at Jenks School, a long time ago, before color TV. Mrs. Sherr would take us to Marconi Park. At the time, the playground had monkey bars and a sandbox. We thought it was a lot of fun to bury the teacher’s purse in the sand. […]

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OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE: Dream, Vision Come True In South Philadelphia!

Our Lady Of Guadalupe Unveiling by Maria Merlino The vision and dream of the deceased founder of the Academy of Sacred Arts, based in South Philadelphia, is coming true. Sister Paula Beierschmitt, a renowned painter and sculptor, who was the only nun to ever be accepted into the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art, attracted attention […]

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Passion Statue Can Be Seen In Eastwick And South Philadelphia

Back in the 1920s, a little Polish parish was started in the Eastwick section of Philadelphia called St. Mary of Czestochowa. In the ’30s, a fire raged and the church was totally destroyed. A new church was resurrected. To celebrate, the pastor, in 1936, purchased an emotionally provocative statue called the Scourged Christ. Long before […]

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S. Philadelphia Mexicans Serenade Virgin After Parade

Over 100 parishioners celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a “Las Mañanitas”, a traditional serenade for the Blessed Virgin, by staunchly facing bitter cold night winds last Thursday evening to march from St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 17th & Morris Streets, to the Cathedrals of SS. Peter & Paul, 18th & the Parkway. […]

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Pope St. John Paul II’s Liquid Blood On Display

Blood of Pope St. John Paul II’s in liquid state, considered a “first-class” relic by the Catholic Church, will be on display for veneration at Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul, 18th & the Parkway, this weekend. Times are on Saturday, 5:15 p.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 […]

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