Lent 2020

Lent is a time of prayer and penance in preparation for Easter. For information about parish events, fish frys, Lenten resources, news stories, videos, spiritual meditations, the Archdiocesan Day of Reconciliation and much more, click the button below. 

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Pakistani woman who fled to Canada seeks political asylum in France

The Catholic mother, who spent nearly a decade on death row in Pakistan after she was falsely accused of blasphemy against Islam, wants to live closer to French writer Anne-Isabelle...
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Movie Review: ‘Burden’

The rough atmosphere of writer-director Andrew Heckler's drama "Burden" makes it anything but a family film.
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Leap year’s extra day has a Catholic origin

Did you know the present system of calculating the leap years was designed around fixing the date of Easter?
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Intellectually disabled L’Arche members react to news of Vanier abuse

For the adults with disabilities who are the core members of L'Arche, news that Jean Vanier sexually abused six women over a 35-year period hit particularly hard.
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What it means to be marked on Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday may be the one day of the year where observant Catholics are most visible to the rest of the public.
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Shut off cellphone, open Bible for Lent, pope tells faithful

Lent is a time to remove all distractions and bitterness from one's life in order to better hear God and those who suffer silently and need help, Pope Francis said.
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The Archdiocese of Baltimore is committed to financial transparency and accountability. It strives to ensure good stewardship of the funds entrusted to its parishes, schools and central services.

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Accountability

Repentance,  Reform and  Renewal

Archbishop William E. Lori addresses the crisis of abuse in the Catholic Church.

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BOOST

The Maryland BOOST Scholarship Program is a state of Maryland program that empowers low-income families to choose the best educational option for their children. BOOST has made Maryland a pioneer in narrowing the achievement gap for low-income students. Since enacted in 2016, the program has provided more than 10,000 scholarships to students low-income families and has proven to help those students thrive in school.

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Catholic Baltimore

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

This week’s guests are Deacon Greg Kandra, author of “The Living Gospel: Daily Devotions for Lent 2020,” and Father Michael White and Tom Corcoran, authors of “Messages of Trust for Lent 2020.” 

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Featured Homily

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

Press play below to listen to this week’s featured homily from Father Michael Foppiano. For more homilies and podcasts from across the archdiocese, click here.

Walk with us as we explore death and the feelings of loss by those of us left behind

HOW WE GRIEVE

A production of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, “How We Grieve” interviews Christians about their experiences of grief and loss. Hosted by Edward Herrera, HWG asks questions that are helpful to those experiencing loss and friends and family who want to comfort them.

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Thursday after Ash Wednesday

TODAY'S READINGS

“The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised.”

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Legacy Continues

New Catholic school on track for Baltimore

On Oct. 23, Archbishop William E. Lori broke ground on Mother Mary Lange Catholic School, the first Catholic elementary school to be built in the city in 60 years! 

Inspiring service

Mary Hoban

Name a parish job and Hoban’s done it. She’s been on the finance committee and pastoral council. She’s been a religious education teacher and a lector.

“Mary is a go-getter. I know when I give her something to do, she gets it done and that has been essential to getting more parishioners involved in our ministries,” said Father John Williamson, pastor of the Catholic Community of Ascension and St. Augustine.

After years of being a tireless church volunteer at Ascension, Hoban recently became director of volunteers at Ascension and St. Augustine, helping others connect to the church as she has. She believes service doesn’t just help the church, it helps the volunteer.

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More Faces of Faith

Liberty Heights parishioner brings ‘youthful energy’ to outreach

“Our church has a lot of power to change the community that we actually live in," Hall said. "Since we have so much influence, we need to be back in the community, reaching out as best we can.”
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St. Agnes doctor carries healing legacy of religious sisters

“I think (my faith) is one of the things I fall back on,” he said. “I’ve spent more of my life being a Catholic than being a doctor.”
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Garrett County parishioners maintain strong faith, serve others

Jean and Bill Schrider are active parishioners at Western Maryland's St. Peter the Apostle in Oakland who volunteer in hospice ministry.
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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.”
– 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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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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