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Movie Review: ‘Five Feet Apart’

"Five Feet Apart" (Lionsgate), a generally engaging young-adult romantic drama about the redeeming power of sacrificial love, is aimed, with the precision of a heat-seeking missile, at 17-year-old girls.
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West Virginia’s attorney general files suit against diocese, bishop

The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston "strongly and unconditionally" rejects the state attorney general's assertion that "the diocese is not wholly committed to the protection of children."
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Academy for Life encourages parents to vaccinate children

Catholic parents should vaccinate their children for the good of their children and the community, and they can do so with a "clear conscience" that "the use of such vaccines...
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Worn marble steps of Holy Stairs to be uncovered for public to climb

For the first time in 300 years, the marble steps of the Holy Stairs will be free from the thick wooden panels installed in 1723 to protect the stairs and...
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Sister Marie Sulpice, S.S.N.D., former area teacher and principal, dies at 96

Sister Marie Sulpice Walsh was a former principal of St. Mark School, 1965-71; and Notre Dame Preparatory’s Lower School in Towson, 1972-79.
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Missionaries share faith from Annapolis to Emmitsburg to Towson

FOCUS missionaries are having an impact in the faith lives of young adults at three universities within the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Catholic Baltimore

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

Our guest this week is Father Wade Menezes of the Fathers of Mercy, discussing death, judgement, heaven and hell.

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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 James Boric, rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore. 

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

 

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FISH FRYS

It’s the season for Lenten Fish Frys in the Archdiocese of Baltimore!  For a ‘taste’ of what these fun events are like, check out this video from Kevin Parks about the ‘World Famous’ Fish Fry sponsored by the Knights of Columbus in Dundalk. For a full list of fish frys throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore, click here

 

Have an event to include in our online calendar?  Email information to mail@CatholicReview.org.

Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent

TODAY'S READINGS

“I, the LORD, alone probe the mind and test the heart, To reward everyone according to his ways, according to the merit of his deeds.”

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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.
Renewal

Michael Lagonigro

If you Google “save my Catholic marriage,” one of the top search results is for the Retrouvaille Marriage Help Program for Struggling Couples.

Michael Lagonigro can attest to the program’s strength. Lagonigro and his wife, Theresa, attended a weekend-long Retrouvaille session in 2005 after hitting a bump in their marriage.

“By Sunday morning, I knew we were going to be OK,” said Lagonigro, a parishioner of St. John in Westminster.

Lagonigro believes his faith was strengthened through Retrouvaille. 

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Cumberland parishioner strengthens faith on mission trip

Micah Bruser's faith was rejuvenated during a recent mission trip to Haiti.
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St. Bernardine parishioner offers comfort with meals

As a child, Jo Ann Thomas watched her grandmother cook for the retired Josephite priests and brothers in residence at St. Joseph’s Manor in Roland Park. Those memories of growing up around the Josephites (her mother served them as a nurse) surround Thomas when she cooks with commercial-sized pots and pans in the kitchen of her parish, St. Bernardine in...
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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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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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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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