The family of a man who had accused a former Rhawnhurst parish priest of molesting him when he was a child on Wednesday filed a wrongful-death suit against the Rev. Robert Brennan and Philadelphia’s Roman Catholic archdiocese. The late Sean McIlmail’s parents, Deborah and Michael, also are suing Monsignor William Lynn, the first member of the Catholic hierarchy in the United States to be convicted of endangering children by shielding a pedophile priest.
Rev. MacNew earns medal
Currently under renovation, the non-denominational Christian Realife Church will soon open its doors to the community.
“She had a sense of who she was and what she was all about that was very special.” — Rev. Joseph Campellone
All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Harmonie Singing Society meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310, www.allsaintsrhawnhurst.org.
Thursday, September 12
Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, which closed on July 1 after 102 years, will reopen for a special Mass on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 4 p.m.
Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church will reopen for a special Mass next month.
Community and local church efforts led to a charitable collection of over $4,000 and a roomful of donated goods for families on the 2800 block of Memphis Street displaced by a fire on July 21.