Cardinal Dougherty Jubilee

...“Kingdom of God has flourished wherever he set foot.” Successful Celebrations One of the most striking parts of the Jubilee celebration was the living chalice created by diocesan high school students wearing color- coordinated robes. The Jubilee Mass was a major success with 60,000 more people attending than originally planned.

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The Immaculata Mighty Macs

...ll team of Immaculata College, as it was known then, won the first women’s national basketball championship and won it again in 1973 and 1974. This team from a small, Catholic women’s college outside Philadelphia garnered national recognition for women’s basketball and women’s collegiate sports. The team is still garnering

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The Day the Bronx Bomber Played in Kensington

...ring the 1920s, Ascension of Our Lord Parish in the city’s Kensington section sponsored one of the many independent semi-professional baseball teams in Philadelphia. In 1923 the Ascension Catholic Club was in serious financial trouble. The club had built a new field at I and Tioga Sts. and was deeply

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Black Catholics in Philadelphia and The Journal

...ude the following entries: Josephine Louisa, negress, born March 1773, of London and Phyllis, (Ethiopian?) slaves; baptized May 1 (1796) by Rev. L. Neale Rachel, born March 17, 1789, of Margaret Felia and Phanice, negroes, unbelievers; baptized May 2 by Rev. M. Ennis Louis, negro; aged about 6 months, born

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