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Mercy High School offers international scope

Christine Joy “CJ” Escobar, a native of the Philippines, and Catherine Zuzarte, a first-generation Pakistani-American, often feel torn between the lands of their parents and their American community. At Baltimore’s Mercy High School, however, they always felt at home.
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Early reviews negative on Senate Republicans’ health care bill

Initial reaction from religious leaders was negative to the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Senate's health care reform measure that was unveiled June 22 in "discussion draft" form by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky.
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National effort on religious liberty seen helping state advocacy on issue

Since its creation, the U.S. bishops' religious liberty committee has garnered much attention on the national stage for its efforts to protect religious freedom and fight government infringement on that freedom.
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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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Movie Review: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’

Grown-ups who yearn to connect with their inner 11-year-old boy are given a two-and-a-half-hour window of opportunity to do so in "Transformers: The Last Knight" (Paramount). 
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Scorsese says a boyhood of church and movies continues to inspire him

Faith and films have been lifelong obsessions for director Martin Scorsese, obsessions that he said have given him moments of peace amid turmoil, but also challenges and frustrations that, in hindsight, he will accept as lessons in humility.
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Mount de Sales graduate finds sense of community

From her volleyball teammates to her bandmates in productions of “Beauty and the Beast” and “Oliver!,” Zoe Kreisel found her community at Mount de Sales Academy.
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Sister Mary Alvita Maguire, educator, dies at 94

A funeral Mass for School Sister of Notre Dame Mary Alvita Maguire was offered June 7 at Villa Assumpta in Baltimore. Sister Alvita died May 27; she was 94.
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In lieu of visit, pope makes major donation to South Sudan charities

With a trip to South Sudan postponed indefinitely, Pope Francis is sending close to a half-million dollars to help two church-run hospitals, a teacher training center and farming projects for families as a way to show the people there his solidarity and support.
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Author says rosary ‘can help us achieve peace in the world’

"It's a simple prayer, easily memorized, ideal for group or individual praying while on the go or sitting still," Crowe said. "Its simplicity also allows for families to easily pray the prayers together, with young children even able to lead."
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Results Oriented: John Carroll’s Hinke engineered for giving back

Nick Hinke built an impressive resume  at The John Carroll School in Bel Air: atop a class of 162 students, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and central defender on the soccer team.
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Pope: Don’t pretend to be teens; help youths see blessings of adulthood

Instead of "pretending to be adolescents," parents must help young people see the blessing of growing into adulthood, Pope Francis told priests, religious, catechists and parish council members from the Diocese of Rome.
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