Ministry

WEA celebrates success of students from Baltimore’s Catholic schools

“The main ingredient is that our schools and students witness the presence of God every day," said LaUanah King-Cassell, of Ss. James and John. "He is the fiber of everything we do.”
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Pro-life community opens Howard County homes for unwed pregnant mothers

Archbishop William E. Lori blessed two upscale four-bedroom suburban houses in Howard County
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Funds from Annual Appeal benefit REACH of Washington County

Pastors and parishioners from Washington County recently presented REACH of Washington County with a $5,000 check in support of its outreach to the homeless.
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The Least of These: Care for prisoners doesn’t stop after release

“I found Christ in these men, and they shared it with me. It didn’t matter whether they were Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, there was a respect,” Father Canterna said. “The key is love. The key is your presence, your oneness with that person. You have to give of yourself, like Jesus did.”
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Baltimore native joins seminary in hopes of becoming parish priest

Tommy O'Donnell will begin seminary studies at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, in mid-August, where he will remain for the next seven years.
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Camp GLOW participants share ‘love of Christ’

“It’s an opportunity for people with disabilities to be with each other for a week,” Deacon Fleming said. “It’s a respite for families and caregivers."
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Convocation delegates return to Baltimore energized for missionary discipleship

Several delegates to a historic July 1-4 gathering of nearly 3,500 Catholic leaders from across the country said they returned to the Archdiocese of Baltimore with a renewed commitment to helping people of every background develop a deeper relationship with Christ.
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Convocation delegates urged to take Gospel to struggling people everywhere

Being Christian is more than accepting Jesus as savior, but requires the faithful to go to the peripheries of society where people are struggling materially and spiritually, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles told the "Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America."
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Joy, a sign of God’s presence, is what church needs, Cardinal Dolan says at opening of convocation

Catholic leaders attending the opening Mass of the "Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of The Gospel in America" were urged to reflect joy -- a sign of God's presence -- and not exclusively focus on the world's problems.
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The Least of These: Welcoming the stranger

Fleeing El Salvador and a threat to her life, a young woman found refuge and new life in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. She is among the many immigrants welcomed by the Catholic Church.
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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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