Ministry News

Bishops: Loss of affordable health care under Senate bill ‘simply unacceptable’

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, in its analysis of the Senate health care bill, said late June 26 the measure would leave 22 million more people without insurance.
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My journey from Platform 9¾: How I first encountered Harry Potter

As a young newspaper reporter in Southcentral Pennsylvania back in July 1999, I was assigned to go to a bookstore on a Friday night for a book release party. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was coming out, and dozens of children were expected to attend—in costume and full of excitement. I had heard of the Harry Potter books,...
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Father Kevin Ewing ordained to priesthood in joyful ceremony

Father Ewing exhibited a demeanor of peace and joy as he processed down the center aisle of the cathedral toward what promises to be his greatest adventure, a lifetime as a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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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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Summer reading, a drawing of the Easter Bunny, Father’s Day, and water balloons (7 Quick Takes)

~1~ Summer is really here! We went to sign up for summer reading at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The boys’ aunt (my sister) works there, so we always register there. It’s a terrific program—and I would say that even if we didn’t have an aunt working there. We always stop to see the fish in the children’s department, and...
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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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Why I love my Catholic faith

I love that as Catholics we can go to any Mass anywhere in the world and—even if it’s in another language, it’s the same. I love the beauty of our faith, the statues and the symbols, the bells and the candles, the holy water and the music.
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The Hunger

I realized that I needed the comfort of my Lord and Savior more than I needed pancakes to provide sustenance for my journey home.
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Movies, baseball, cousins, Dutch Wonderland, and our noodle jar (7 Quick Takes)

You know when you get a haircut and no one notices for weeks? Or they finally notice and it has been so long that it’s already time for you to get another?
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You don’t have to have a glove

Our sons were still full of energy, bouncing around the house, begging to go outside and play in the heat. I saw only one option.
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Special delivery: Giving and accepting hugs and kisses

How often do I look for ways to spread love and affection among the people I encounter?
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