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Christians in northeast Syria appeal for prayer for safety

Groups representing Christians in northeast Syria are appealing for prayer, fearful that Turkey plans to make good its numerous threats to invade the region with its military forces.
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Disrespect for life, lack of moral center seen as factors in gun violence

In this American age of violence, where 165 shootings happened this year alone, where politicians scream at each other across the aisle about gun laws and Second Amendment rights without...
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Movie Review: ‘Brian Banks’

Dramas of the falsely accused fighting against a broken legal system are reliably inspiring. With the sports star formula additionally worked in, "Brian Banks" (Bleecker Street) might seem to ace...
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Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is holy day of obligation

Parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore will offer special Masses for the Aug. 15 Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation.
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Another round with the Woodstock Nun

The fleeting image of the demure and habited nun furtively flashing the two-finger peace sign in the 1970 documentary “Woodstock” has floated softly through five decades now, a lasting if...
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Ground broken for new St. Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine in New Mexico diocese

The rosary walk at a new shrine to be built in the Gallup Diocese to honor St. Kateri Tekakwitha "will imitate" the life and example of the Native American saint,...
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Catholic Baltimore

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

Rick Bernstein, co-founder of First Fruits Farm, discusses how the new 200-acre home for the farm and how its mission and ministry improve the lives of so many people..

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Featured Homily

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

This week, we feature Father Matthew Buening, director of Catholic campus ministry at Towson Universty.

Listen here or below, and click here to listen to other homilists and podcasts in the archdiocese.

 

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OUR DAILY BREAD LIFTS UP BALTIMORE

Did you know Our Daily Bread Employment Center in Baltimore is home to Maryland’s largest hot meal program, serving more than a quarter of a million meals to those experiencing hunger in Baltimore City each year?

The Catholic Charities of Baltimore outreach also provides many other resources, including legal services, health care, employment opportunities and government benefits.

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Friday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

TODAY'S READINGS

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever.”

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Reaching out

Jean and Bill Schrider

Jean and Bill Schrider have maintained their love throughout their 59 years of marriage – both to each other, and to God.

The Schriders, who reside near Deep Creek Lake, are parishioners of the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s westernmost parish, St. Peter the Apostle in Oakland, and attend Mass at the its St. Peter at the Lake Center in McHenry.

They serve not only their parish, but the wider community.

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Mercy High School alumna lives her Catholic faith by teaching others

One of the most important lessons of Christianity that Becky Egan Hogg tries to convey to her religion students at Mercy High School in Baltimore is God’s unconditional love.
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Mission trip is faith-affirming for Havre de Grace parishioner

What began as a friendship on Facebook with a fellow Christian half a world away led to an eye-opening and faith-affirming mission trip to the Punjab region of Pakistan for one parishioner of St. Patrick in Havre de Grace.
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Retrouvaille deepens faith, heals marriage of St. John Westminster parishioner

In addition to helping his marriage, Lagonigro credits the ministry with deepening his faith. He described Retrouvaille as a “shot of adrenaline” for his faith.
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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.

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)

Welcome to the Archdiocese of Baltimore

God calls the Catholics of the Archdiocese of Baltimore to be a welcoming, worshipping community of faith, hope, and love. Through his Spirit, the Lord Jesus lives in those who believe, and reaches into our world with his saving message and healing love.

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Find a Parish or Mass Times

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has 153 parishes and missions located in nine counties and the City of Baltimore.

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Find a School

Every Catholic school in the Archdiocese provides academic excellence and quality programs in a faith-based environment.

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Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2017

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Your Church at Work

To view “Your Church at Work,” click 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

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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