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Coach, sixth man provide local Catholic connections to UMBC’s historic basketball team 

UMBC's history-making appearance in the NCAA men's basketball tournament included a sixth man from Archbishop Spalding High School and a coach who's an Annapolis parishioner.
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Mississippi governor signs 15-week abortion ban; clinic files suit

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law March 19 the most restrictive state abortion bill in the nation because it bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
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Pregame prayer, solid teamwork clinched win for Loyola, says nun-chaplain

A religious sister who is the longtime chaplain of the Loyola University Chicago men's basketball team credited the pregame prayer and the players' solid teamwork for the Ramblers' thrilling, last-second...
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Pope asks youths to help rejuvenate church; youths ask church to listen

The Catholic Church needs the enthusiasm, daring and hope of young people so that it can preach the Gospel energetically and respond to the questions men and women raise today,...
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Gender identity workshop highlights church teaching, pastoral response

Presenters at a workshop for parish and archdiocesan leaders regarding “The Catholic Church and Gender Identity” emphasized the need to take every case individually in order to provide pastoral care.
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Despite flaws, book offers fair assessment of Francis’ papacy so far

The book is certainly the best extant treatment of the state of the Catholic Church in the Francis era. It is readable, broadly accurate and (while Douthat clearly has a...
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Catholic Baltimore

“Catholic Baltimore” is a weekly radio program hosted by the Archdiocese of Baltimore and airing at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. every Sunday on WCBM-680 AM.

Father Brian Nolan from Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg was our most recent guest. He discusses the sacrament of reconciliation and God’s healing mercy.  Listen below. For more broadcasts, click here.

Featured Reflection

Priests and deacons throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore provide wonderful spiritual insights through their homilies and reflections.

This week, we feature Father John Williamson, pastor of St. Augustine in Elkridge and Church of the Ascension in Halethorpe. He discusses fasting during Lent. Watch below, and click here to listen to other homilists and podcasts in the archdiocese.



Maryland March for Life

In the midst of a wintry mix and cold temperatures, faithful Marylanders marched in Annapolis for the state’s March for Life March 12.

Bishop Mark Brennan celebrated a special Respect Life Mass at St. Mary in Annapolis prior to the march. 

Stay positive

James Bongard

People often ask James Bongard why he is so happy. His secret?

Knowing Christ personally and striving to do the things that bring him closer to Christ while also drawing others into a deeper relationship with Jesus.


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Faith keeps young parishioner strong in battle with brain cancer and Lyme disease

Despite brutal twin diagnoses of Lyme disease and brain cancer, 26-year-old Corey Dregier maintains a positive attitude and zest for life.
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Trusting in Divine Providence

“Whenever you feel down or if you feel like you don’t have anyone, you always have God,” said Melanie Cabo, a student at St. Frances Academy in Baltimore. “He’s there for you.”
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Young adult’s vibrant faith makes an impact at Cockeysville parish

“I’ve heard that some young people here call her ‘Mama.’ This gives me great joy to have someone in our parish with such great impact on young adults,” Father Osorio said.
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Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent


“When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I AM, and that I do nothing on my own, but I say only what the Father taught me.”


We are called to be a light brightly visible, not to proclaim ourselves but to proclaim Christ Jesus as Lord (2 Corinthians 4:5).”
– Archbishop William E. Lori 

Archbishop William E. Lori greets the faithful following an Ash Wednesday Mass Feb. 14 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore. (Kevin J. Parks/CR Staff)

Welcome to the Archdiocese of Baltimore

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Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2017

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A Response to the Netflix Series, "The Keepers"

Promise to Protect and Promote Healing

Watch video interviews with key figures and access fact sheets, statements, news articles and other resources here.
Explore guides and websites that will deepen your faith.

Featured Resources

Embracing God’s Plan for Marriage: A Scripture Study for Couples

Popular author and speaker Mark Hart and his wife, Melanie, help illuminate the truths about married love with key Scripture passages and insightful questions for reflection and prayer.


ChristLife equips Catholics for the essential work of evangelization so others might personally encounter Jesus Christ and be transformed into His missionary disciples in the Catholic Church.

Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary is a wonderful way to be part of the new evangelization by works of conversion for those who do not know Christ, consolation of the sick and suffering, and conservation of the faith of the members of the body of Christ.

Mercy Now

Mercy Now is a free quarterly resource for parish leaders. Includes articles, bulletin inserts, notes for catechists, a section for youth and/or youth ministers, and a column for parents.

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