Commentary

Theology of water

In recent months we have seen the destructive power of water, especially in Texas and then Florida. Yet, we are born in water. And we know that we can all live longer without food than without water.
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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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Good to be Catholic

I am proud that the ministries of this Archdiocese accept this invitation every day of every year.
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Coffee & Doughnuts with William J. McCarthy Jr.

The Catholic Review sits down with with William J. McCarthy Jr., executive director of Catholic Charities of Baltimore and parishioner of Church of the Nativity in Timonium.
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A compassionate, Christian reflection on the death of Hugh Hefner

The headlines of the secular media announcing Hugh Hefner’s death are hailing him as a pioneer of free speech and sexual liberation. What should Christians think of the passing of one of the pioneers of the pornographic revolution?
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Discerning the spirits

In our rights-oriented society, "discrimination" is the worst accusation we can bring against someone. So it is important to explain what we mean by it.
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Wrap mother-to-be in prayer

Instead of baby showers, Rita Buettner has been throwing prayer gatherings for friends and relatives who are awaiting the arrival of their babies.
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Question Corner: How often to anoint?/ Baptismal sponsors unsuitable

Father Doyle fields questions about how often one can be anointing and improper sponsors for baptism.
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Technology: An unknown pilgrimage

This month marks a significant anniversary in the history of technology: It is the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone. Apple celebrated by unveiling yet another iPhone, this one called the iPhone X.
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Making memories on an evening walk

As a mother of two growing children, I’m getting used to following along behind. I want them to be cautious and hang back and stay young just a little while longer. But they see a wide open world ahead of them, without a danger in sight. They want to run free.
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Charter 15 years later

Since 2003, the Archdiocese of Baltimore has trained 292,639 adults who volunteer and/or work with children and young people. In addition, more than 44,000 students per year have been trained in child abuse prevention and reporting since 2003, as part of religion class in Catholic schools or in faith formation classes in our parishes.
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Duties of a pastor/Incense at Mass

Father Doyle fields questions about a pastor's duties and the use of incense at Mass.
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