October 28, 2021

Sent far from Philadelphia, Bishop Bevard loves his Caribbean flock

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By Lou Baldwin From Catholic Philly As a child, born Presbyterian in Baltimore and raised in very rural and then-very Protestant Oxford, Chester County, Bishop Herbert Bevard in his wildest dreams would not have imagined someday he would be the Roman Catholic Bishop of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. They are as far east as […]

Oldest Nazi yet, an 89-year-old accused Auschwitz guard, arrested in U.S.

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By Joe Coscarelli From NY Magazine Johann Breyer, an 89-year-old immigrant originally from Czechoslovakia, appeared in Philadelphia court today on charges that he worked as a Nazi SS guard at Auschwitz and Buchenwald during World War II. The New York Times reports that Breyer, who has lived in this country since 1952, “is the oldest […]