Ministry News

Autism: The next doorway — Pt. 2

Frank has ASD. Also some incredible gifts and some intense challenges. And he probably won’t grow out of it.
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Baltimore Running Festival brings 15,000 by Basilica

A change in the route of the marathon will allow the runners to take a glimpse of America's first cathedral.
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The Catechism of the Catholic Church at 25

If you’ve not read it, this silver jubilee is a good occasion to do so. Then share the Catechism with a friend.  
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Catholic wedding in Columbia unites 10 Hispanic couples

Half of the couples were from El Salvador, but Mexico and Colombia were also represented. The wedding was webcast for their families across Latin America.
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Screen Time (in rhyme)

A little poetry to mark an ordinary every day memory
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Autism: The new doorway — Pt. 1

Today my son was diagnosed with autism – or ASD. I wasn’t terribly surprised. If anything, I was relieved.
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Joy and sorrow, remembering a much-loved brother-in-law, and other moments from the week (7 Quick Takes)

We are grieving the loss of a young and much loved husband, father of four, brother-in-law, son, brother, and uncle.
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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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Viral video of Cardinal Shehan School choir surpasses 20 million views

Students from this Catholic School in Baltimore became an international sensation with their performance of "Rise Up."
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Long-term recovery ahead for California communities hit hard by wildfires

The Diocese of Santa Rosa “has been hit hard” and “is in an ongoing state of uncertainty” because of Northern California wildfires that began the night of Oct. 8, said Bishop Robert F. Vasa.
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Pope tops 40 million followers on Twitter, 5 million on Instagram

The papal Twitter accounts, in nine different languages, have grown by over 9 million followers in the past 12 months.
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