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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Celebrating honors for the Catholic Review

The Catholic Review picked up 32 awards combined from the Associated Church Press, the Catholic Press Association of the U.S. and Canada, and the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association.
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Bishop Madden celebrates 50 years as a priest

The archbishop called Bishop Madden “the whole package,” noting that his simplicity of dedication was inspiring.
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Archbishop Lori announces mergers for three sets of parishes

The Catholic parishes in the Glen Burnie area are considering building a new church as their communities unite into a single parish.
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Renovations, new altar dedicated at Church of the Ascension

“We’ve got a consecrated altar now,” Father John Williamson, exclaimed to a parishioner greeting him in the narthex of the Church of the Ascension after a Mass May 28 in which the altar was blessed and the new sanctuary was dedicated.
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Refresh yourself – spiritually, too

If it’s good to dust off the cobwebs in our home, it’s even better to sweep clean your heart and soul.
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Archdiocese reaffirms church fully cooperated with 1969 murder investigation

Officials of the Archdiocese of Baltimore reaffirmed that the church did not attempt to interfere in the investigation of the death of School Sister of Notre Dame Catherine Cesnik.
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In Baltimore, five quick years for Archbishop Lori

Five years in as the 16th shepherd of the first diocese in the United States, it seems like Archbishop Lori is just getting started.
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