Ministry News

Hosting our first sleepover, holding onto summer, losing power, and an eclipse coincidence (7 Quick Takes)

How do you prepare to host your first sleepover? I made sure we had popcorn and chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream on hand.
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Catholic leaders urge prayers, unity after attacks in Spain

Spanish church leaders urged prayers and national unity after two terrorist attacks left at least 19 people dead.
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For 20 million people, conflict added to drought means no food to eat

Conflict and drought are threatening more than 20 million people in four countries with the prospect of famine, and the U.N. has called this food crisis the largest humanitarian crisis since the world body was formed more than 70 years ago.
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Catholic schools join national focus on early childhood

As the school year begins, institutions in the Archdiocese of Baltimore are focusing on a new demographic – preschoolers.
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Join a Baltimore prayer walk for peace

Bishop Denis J. Madden, urban vicar and auxiliary bishop emeritus of Baltimore, will lead a prayer walk for peace Aug. 30 at St. Ambrose, 4502 Park Heights Ave. in Park Heights.
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The mysterious church on the edge of the world

I have discovered now through direct experience, though I had certainly sensed it through photographs, that it is practically impossible to gaze at Mont Saint-Michel without falling into mystical reverie.
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Stepping into the ocean and our beach vacation

The beach is a place full of wonder. The ocean is magnificent, powerful, and moving with a rhythm all its own.
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Look, up in the sky, it’s an eclipse

Whatever happens, darkness at the break of 2:48 p.m. Aug. 21 is going to be another grand moment with creation.
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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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‘The World Needs Heroes’

If we start sharing stories of heroic virtue and courage, we are bound to inspire religious vocations.
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Reflecting on Charlottesville: Looking for light in the darkness

It forced me to recognize that racism is real, not just under hoods, but in so many large structural ways and in small daily encounters we take for granted. And I realized that I do not know how to respond to racism, even when I am confronted by it.
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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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