A Response to the Netflix Series, "The Keepers"

Promise to Protect and Promote Healing

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William E. Lori

Archbishop of Baltimore

Since Archbishop Lori came to Baltimore five years ago, he personally talked to and tried to understand the reality of  sexual abuse victims as much as possible while knowing he could never fully understand their pain. The Archbishop has made it his mission to continue to mold a safe environment for the people of the Archdiocese. 

C.T. Wilson

Maryland State Delegate, District 28, Charles County

Delegate Wilson, who is featured in “The Keepers,” discusses the Archdiocese’s support of his legislation, which passed in 2017, to extend the civil statute of limitations for victims of child sexual abuse, allowing them more time to file lawsuits for money damages.

Mary Kay Finan

Member 1993-2016, Independent Child Abuse Review Board

Mary Kay Finan was a member of the Archdiocese’s Independent Child Abuse Review Board at the time the allegations of child sexual abuse at Archbishop Keough High School in the 1960s and 70s first became known to the Archdiocese in the 1990s.  She discusses the Board’s reaction to the Archdiocese’s handling of allegations.

Neil Behan

Member 2002-2012 Independent Child Abuse Review Board

Former Baltimore County Police Chief and former Chair of the Archdiocese’s Independent Child Abuse Review Board, Neil Behan, discusses the cooperation of the Archdiocese with civil authorities and the Archdiocese’s commitment to child protection.

Adam Rosenberg

Executive Director, Baltimore Child Abuse Center

Executive Director of the Baltimore Child Abuse Center, Adam Rosenberg shares his opinions about the efforts of the Archdiocese to prevent child sexual abuse and to promote healing for victims.

Judge Joseph Murphy

Independent Child Abuse Review Board

A retired judge, Joseph Murphy is the current Chair of the Archdiocese’s Independent Child Abuse Review Board. He discusses the role of the Board in reviewing the Archdiocese’s handling of individual cases and his belief that the Archdiocese appropriately responds to credible abuse allegations.

We are called to be a light brightly visible, not to proclaim ourselves but to proclaim Christ Jesus as Lord (2 Corinthians 4:5).”
– Archbishop William E. Lori 

Archbishop Lori visits Camp GLOW participants.
Archbishop Lori visits Camp GLOW participants.
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This report explains the latest developments related to the Be Missionary Disciples pastoral planning initiative in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. This initiative was the subject of my 2015 pastoral letter, “A Light Brightly Visible: Lighting the Path to Missionary Discipleship,” and with the support and efforts of many people throughout the Archdiocese, much progress has been made over the past two years.
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Sacramental Rite Update Class

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

A presentation by the Chancellor and Director of Worship devoted to a review of the updated Sacraments Policies on Penance, Anointing, and Marriage with an emphasis on the practical application of those policies in the parish context. Sponsored by the Chancery and the Department of Evangelization.

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June 2 @ 6:30 pm EDT

Join us for our big night which goes a long way toward helping us provide a quality retreat facility at an affordable price. Here's how you can be part of the fun: • Buy a Raffle Ticket - Don’t miss out on the chance to win $10,000! Tickets are $100 each and only 500 are sold, and up to 4 people can share a ticket so that’s only $25 a person! Then… • Attend the Event - Where else can…

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June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

A witness speaker before Mass will tell of God's healing goodness. During Mass the Sacrament of Healing of the Sick is administered to those who request. Individual prayer afterward available with prayer teams from the City of God Prayer Group. Sponsored by: City of God Prayer Group

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“Now I am going to the one who sent me, and not one of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ But because I told you this, grief has filled your hearts. But I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go.”

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