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West Catholic High School Gets $1-Million Gift

“It means very transformational things for our school,” says Brother Richard Kestler. “We’ve been able to look at things we never would have been able to look at in the past.”


(Bishop Joseph McFadden, in file photo.)

Joseph McFadden, Bishop of Harrisburg, Dead Suddenly in Philadelphia at 65

McFadden served as president of Cardinal O’Hara High School, and was extensively involved in the archdiocese Office of Catholic Education.


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2012 Year in Review: Reconfiguration in Local Catholic School System

There were closures, consolidations, and reprieves for area Catholic schools this year.


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Four Catholic High Schools Saved From Closure

Four Catholic High Schools that were targeted for closure by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will remain open.


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West Catholic President Resigns Amid Uproar Over Failure To Appeal Closure

Brother Tim Ahern decided not to challenge the Blue Ribbon Commission’s recommendation that West Catholic be closed, saying he’d looked at enrollment projections and didn’t want to give anyone false hopes.


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Philadelphia Archdiocese To Begin Hearing Appeals On School Closures

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Thursday begins hearing appeals from those schools trying to stave off closure.



Hugs And Tears For Soon-To-Close West Catholic

Students huddled and hugged, some cried, outside West Catholic High School, upon news the school is on the closing list.


West Catholic star running back David Williams and head coach Brian Fluck (credit: Joseph Santoliquito)

West Catholic’s Last Hurrah

It is a tiny brick building that sits on the corner of 45th and Chestnut streets in West Philadelphia.


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West Catholic High School Gets Creative With New Fundraising Efforts

A West Philadelphia high school is finding creative ways to raise funds to keep its award winning athletic programs afloat.


(Dr. Jack Ramsay in Philadelphia, circa 1980.  Copyright 1980 NBAE.  Photo by Jim Cummins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jack Ramsay Delighted To Be Part of Herb Magee’s Hall of Fame Induction

Dr. Jack Ramsay will be the man presenting Magee at the ceremonies.


(Photo by Tony Hanson)

6 Students Hurt In West Philly Melee

At least six students were injured in West Philadelphia just as the school day was beginning at nearby West Catholic High School.


(West Catholic football players and cheerleaders at Friday's rally at the school, 45th and Chestnut Sts. in West Philadelphia.  Photo by John McDevitt)

West Catholic HS Heads To Pa. State Championships

The student body at West Catholic High School attended a pep rally to cheer on the school’s varsity football team as they get ready to play in state championships in Hershey, Pa.