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Canon lawyers explain how Vatican abuse trials function

In canon law, there is a basic presumption of innocence but not to the extent seen in U.S. or British law. The accused has the right to defend himself and...
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‘Mountaintop Mass’ celebrated to honor Father McGivney draws 1,000

More than 1,000 people gathered in the rain on top of Holy Land USA as Archbishop Leonard P. Blair of Hartford celebrated Mass to honor Father Michael McGivney, a candidate...
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Cardinal O’Malley calls for investigation at Boston seminary

The Archbishop of Boston said in an Aug. 10 statement that he has asked the rector of its main archdiocesan St. John Seminary to go on sabbatical leave immediately and...
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World must not forget suffering of Ukraine and its people, says prelate

"We plead with the international community not to neglect Ukraine and that we not be left alone with a much bigger and more powerful aggressor," said Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk...
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Abuse expert: Crisis is call to new vision of priesthood, accountability

"Since God is the Lord of history, I understand all this as a call to a deeper understanding of what is the church about, what is priesthood about and what...
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Argentina Senate votes down abortion decriminalization bill

The Argentine Senate voted against a bill that would have decriminalized abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.
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Catholic Baltimore

Catholic Baltimore is a weekly radio production of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

This week, our guest is Archbishop William E. Lori, discussing accountability in the wake of sexual abuse allegations against clergy. 

Listen below or here, and click here to listen to other Catholic Baltimore programs.

 

Featured Homily

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

This week, we feature Father Joseph Cosgrove, preaching at St. Joseph in Cockeysville. Listen here or below, and click here to listen to other homilists and podcasts in the archdiocese.

 

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.
Comfort Ministry

Jo Ann Thomas

When families are grieving after the loss of a loved one, Jo Ann Thomas leads an effort at St. Bernardine in West Baltimore to make sure they have a meal at the funeral repast – and for seven days following the funeral.

Monsignor Richard Bozzelli, pastor, called Thomas an “ideal parishioner.”

“If there’s a need, she just says, ‘How can I help?’” he said. “You only need five people like that and you can run a parish.”

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Campus minister accompanies students at Loyola University

Seán Bray, director of campus ministry at Loyola University Maryland, is well-known on campus for accompanying students on their faith journeys. A Seattle native, he draws on his experiences on immersion trips to inspire students.
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East Baltimore man dedicated to parish, food bank

Dwayne Coleman uses his free time to volunteer at St. Wenceslaus in Baltimore and the parish’s Lucielle Fitzgerald Outreach Center, which will be re-dedicated April 21 at 10 a.m.
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Faith and science go hand-in-hand for Mount St. Mary’s student

The more deeply Veronica Balick probes cellular and molecular biology, the more firmly she believes in the existence of God.
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Death Penalty

Archbishop William E. Lori responds to Pope Francis’ decision to amend the Catechism of the Catholic Church to oppose capital punishment in all circumstances. 

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Monday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

TODAY'S READINGS

“Praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; His majesty is above earth and heaven.”

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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 offers his homily during the opening Mass of the 136th Supreme Convention of the Knight of Columbus at the Baltimore Convention Center August 7. (Kevin J. Parks/CR Staff)

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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

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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