Hunting Park Renovations Seek A “Former Glory”

  • Final decisions are in for several Philadelphia Catholic parishes. “In Germantown, Saint Francis of Assisi, Immaculate Conception and St. Vincent de Paul will merge into St. Vincent’s.” And “in Manayunk, St. Lucy and Holy Family will merge into Holy Family,” while “St. John the Baptist, St. Josaphat and St. Mary of the Assumption will merge into St. John’s.”
  • Following the recent hype of the installation of the Barnes Foundation’s Totem on the Parkway, Erica Palan of the Philly Post lists what stands out to her as the “7 ugliest pieces of public art in Philly.” Palan wonders if any reader has anything to add to the list.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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  1. Your third article is not about the Catholic schools. The archdiocese is moving to merge *parishes* in this round of announcements. More will follow before the summer. If you look into these parishes, I would bet that they already have had their schools closed/merged.

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