It’s time to talk about gun violence

If we are not distressed by the mass shootings occurring all too frequently around our country, is it any wonder that we are not shocked and distressed by individual killings on the streets of Baltimore?
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Charter, training still aim to protect children

Recent attention on sexual misconduct in Hollywood and politics has highlighted concerns and pain that the Catholic Church has been addressing for decades.
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Director of ‘The Star’ aimed for fresh look at Nativity

Presenting the story of the Nativity from the perspective of the animals allowed the producers and director to see the well-known narrative from fresh eyes. In an interview for the "Catholic Baltimore" radio show, director Timothy Reckart discusses the goals of those who produced the movie, which opens Nov. 17.
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French Catholic school had profound impact

In the early 1700s, Protestant settlers in Maryland had overtaken the Catholic settlers, and made the practice and teaching of the Catholic faith in the colony nearly impossible.
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French symposium focuses on religious freedom

When the government starts putting restrictions on the practice of the faith, the lieutenant governor said, it is good to keep in mind “why we have the Constitution and the amendments and the sacrifices of the Carroll family.”
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Masses highlight differences and connections between France and U.S.

As Archbishop William E. Lori and a small delegation visited this small northern French town in mid-October for a weekend of festivities, daily Masses highlighted the differences and the connections between France and the United States.
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Chapel re-opening in France marks ties to Carroll students

The Chapel of the Jesuits re-opening to the public, after a four-year renovation, was a cooperative effort between the town of Saint-Omer and the United States, especially the state of Maryland.
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True-life story shows how stray dog saved life of Hollywood writer-director

For a lot of people, surviving getting struck by lightning might be enough to change their life. Hollywood writer and director Mitch Davis lived through such an ordeal, but in the mind of Davis and his family, that’s not what turned their life around. It was a stray dog named Pluto, who is immortalized in...
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Amen: Lessons learned about human life

My folks showed the face of Christ to those they met. They instilled respect for life in us.
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Nothing like a lightning strike to change your life

“The Stray,” a movie premiering Oct. 6, looks at the true-life story of Mitch and his family, and how they cope with the long hours and stress of his life as an executive at a Hollywood studio, reviewing scripts and pitches that might be made into movies.
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State Catholic Conference directors leave Annapolis with ideas, perspective

State Catholic Conference directors from 36 states, including Alaska and Hawaii, gathered July 31-Aug. 2 in Maryland’s capital city to discuss a variety of common concerns to those who assist local bishops with public policy.
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Weigel’s new book recounts “unexpected” connection to St. John Paul II

How did a Baltimore boy get connected to Pope John Paul II, and how did he come to write “Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II,” published in the fall of 1999, and “The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II—The Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy.” Listen to...
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