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October 13, 1999


Seven Catholic school graduates have been chosen for their outstanding achievements and commitment to the values of a Catholic school tradition. The winners, who have been selected from hundreds of nominees, will be inducted into the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic School Hall of Fame on

Friday, October 29, 1999
6:00 p.m. Reception/ Dinner
8:30 p.m. Award Ceremony
Adam's Mark Hotel
The Grand Ballroom
City Line and Monument Road

The seven recipients are:

Catherine M. Brant was born in 1970. Her early education included St. Monica elementary school in Berwyn and the Academy of Notre Dame in Villanova. Katie began her college career at Colgate College. As a freshman, she was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor. When she transferred to the University of Pennsylvania, she was able to continue her studies while receiving medical treatment. She was recruited by UNICEF as National Director of Marketing and founded Katie's Kids, a foundation for children with brain tumors. (Award presented posthumously since Katie died July 10, 1999).

Honorable Raymond J. Broderick was born 1914 in Philadelphia. He attended Our Lady of Victory elementary school, and West Catholic High School. Broderick received a scholarship to Notre Dame University and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He pursued a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Broderick was a senior partner with the Schubert and Fitzpatrick law firm when he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. He served as Chairman of the Task Force for the Constitutional Convention in 1967. In 1971, Judge Broderick was appointed by President Nixon as District Judge of Pennsylvania. He is a dedicated public servant who has always found time for religious and charitable educational activities. Judge Broderick is known for many landmark decisions especially the Pennhurst decision enforcing the rights of the less fortunate. He has touched countless lives in government, the judicial system and the community.

Caswell F. Holloway, Jr. was born in Chester in 1924. He was a member of the first graduating class of St. James High School in 1941. Holloway accepted a congressional appointment to the Merchant Marine Academy, served in the United States Marines during World War II, graduated from the Maritime Academy in 1944, and entered civilian life as a Lieutenant in the US Naval Reserve. His diversified business career includes real estate development, brokerage, electronics, health care, security systems, advertising, and Josam, a company which distributes plumbing products throughout the United States. Holloway has received many awards, among them honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from St. Charles Seminary, the Achievement Award for the General Building Contractors Association. He is a trustee of Mount St. Mary's College and founder of the Brennan Seminary Foundation. Holloway continues to support schools, parishes and families through his contributions, service and most of all, his example. Holloway and his wife have nine living children and reside in Jupiter, Florida.

The Seweryns - Steven and his wife, Kathleen May Seweryn, were born during the Second World War. Kathy received her early education at St. Luke School in Glenside, while Steve was attending St. John of the Cross School in Roslyn. Both attended Bishop McDevitt High School. They were married in 1978. Their leadership is very apparent in their many efforts to serve others in their parish and in the community. Kathy served as Director of CYO at the parish and organized "Not Alone," the parish bereavement ministry. Steve is a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Director of Christmas in April, a program that rehabilitates homes of elderly, disabled and low income residents. Kathy and Steve exemplify the highest ideals of family life. They are members of St. Luke Parish and have four children.

Sister Patricia Michael Sweeney, O.Carm. was born Margaret Rose Sweeney at Pottsville Hospital in 1943. She graduated from St. William elementary school and was a member of the first graduating class at Cardinal Dougherty High School in 1960. She entered the Carmelites in September, 1960, and received her R.N. at St. Vincent Nursing School. For the past thirty-nine years, Sister's ministry has taken her to a variety of nursing homes. In January 1981 she was assigned to Sacred Heart Manor in Philadelphia. Due to her astute administration, the Manor has been refurbished, and a Personal Care/Independent Living Facility has been added. Sister Patricia is presently studying for a Masters Degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling at Neumann College.

John W. Turner Father Judge High School, and La Salle College and Trenton State College. His many business ventures over the years have included body fender shops, an ambulance company, department stores, electrical contracting, and the stock market. His success has enabled him to become a member of the board of trustees at Holy Family College and a member of the advisory board at the University of Pennsylvania. Turner gives private endowed scholarships to Lehigh University, Chestnut Hill College, Nazareth Academy, and Father Judge High School. In addition to his public charities, his generosity is extended to private families in whatever manner their needs may be met. John, his wife Dorothy, and their two children reside in Yardley.

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Marie Kelly
Associate Director

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