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Catholic Relief Services looks to change concept of world’s orphanages

Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services has released an emotion-filled video as a way of starting a conversation about the world's orphanages.
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After Charlottesville, Archbishop Lori prays for justice and peace before Baltimore City Council

“Give us the courage to excise from our midst anger, violence, hatred and bigotry, and the underlying sin of racism that is still so prevalent in our midst,” Archbishop Lori prayed.
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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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Archbishop Lori to celebrate Solemnity of the Assumption at Baltimore Basilica

Archbishop William E. Lori will celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation, with a special 12:10 p.m. Mass Aug. 15 at the Baltimore Basilica.
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Archbishop Lori joins bishops’ call for peace in wake of deadly white nationalist rally

"We must all work together to end the scourge of racism," Archbishop William E. Lori said, "and unite for the common good of all. Racism must be countered with love and respect."
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Kenyan bishops urge calm as opposition rejects early results 

Catholic bishops in Kenya called for calm in the East Africa nation, as pockets of violent post-election protests left at least five dead in opposition strongholds. 
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Ex-Vatican diplomat: U.S., North Korea must return to negotiating table

The United States and North Korea must return to the negotiating table and focus on improving the quality of life of their people rather than on the might of their advanced weaponry, according to Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, former Vatican representative to U.N. agencies in Geneva.
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Pope says he’s saddened by ‘perfect’ Catholics who despise others

God did not choose perfect people to form his church, but rather sinners who have experienced his love and forgiveness, Pope Francis said.
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Chaplain offers Mass aboard ship for Marines killed in crash of Osprey

Just hours after a Marine aircraft crashed off the east coast of Australia, killing three Marines, a U.S. Catholic chaplain serving on the USS Bonhomme Richard offered a Mass and prayers Aug. 6 for the victims, the survivors and their families.
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Bishop attends ICE meeting for mother fearing separation from sick child

After hearing about the plight of a cancer-stricken child whose mother was facing imminent deportation, a U.S. border bishop, Texas Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, decided to pay the pair a visit at the hospital.
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Cathedral parishioner’s post-injury art includes brand launch

Two years after life-changing accident, Cathedral parishioner continues to add to his art portfolio.
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