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Fortnight for Freedom: Archbishop Lori urges faithful to work for ‘holiness of freedom and freedom for holiness’

Archbishop Lori urged Catholics to develop in their hearts “the holiness of freedom and freedom for holiness – an irrepressible spirit of freedom, courage and mission that no earthly power can take away from us.”
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Fortnight for Freedom 2017

“The Second Vatican Council gave the world, ‘Dignitatis Humanae,’ a document that explains why religious freedom is important. First, it speaks agains government coercion. It makes an even more important point that the right to religious freedom has its foundation in the inherent dignity of each person; and that each person, endowed with reason and...
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Knights begin campaign to raise funds for Christians in the Middle East

The Knights of Columbus has begun a nationwide television and digital ad campaign to spread awareness of the situation of Christians in the Middle East and raise funds on their behalf.
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‘Richly Blessed’: St. Lawrence Martyr opens new parish complex

While a church being replaced with a beerhall is sadly not uncommon in this day and age, the reverse is newsworthy.
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Westminster priest hopes summer convocation sparks missionary renewal

For Father Mark Bialek, being a priest means enabling his parishioners to evangelize in new ways.
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Three ordained to transitional diaconate for Archdiocese of Baltimore

Just before he ordained them to the transitional diaconate, Archbishop William E. Lori had some advice for William Keown, John Streifel and John Martínez. Pray. Pray hard. Pray without ceasing. “It’s not enough to be a professional prayer,” the archbishop said in his homily at their May 27 ordination Mass at the Baltimore Basilica. “After...
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Bishop Newman remembered for modeling ‘justice, mercy, humility’

How admired was Bishop William C. Newman? Applause cascaded through the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland May 29, as the casket bearing his body was wheeled down its main aisle, toward his final resting place in its crypt.
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BOOST scholarship program accepting applications

Scholarships range from $1,000 to $4,400 each, with the highest amount going to students who qualify for the federal government’s free or reduced-price meals program and are transferring from public schools.
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God dreams big, wants to transform world, defeat evil, pope says

God is right by the side of each person on earth, seeing each individual’s pain and wanting to bring hope and joy, Pope Francis said.
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Baltimore Catholic school students meet Plank, their benefactor

With music, dance and games, children from four Catholic community schools in Baltimore gathered May 9 to celebrate their being the first “Plank Scholars,” a new part of Partners in Excellence (PIE).
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Panel: When community tensions erupt, faith can help diffuse violence

Catholics and many other faith communities helped the affected areas of the city reconstruct and attempt a path toward healing, Archbishop Lori said.
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