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Vatican releases full text of contested letter from Pope Benedict

Five days after releasing only a portion of a letter from retired Pope Benedict XVI regarding a collection of books about the theology of Pope Francis, the Vatican Secretariat for...
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Day of Reconciliation is March 19

Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore will have a special opportunity to go to confession on a Day of Reconcilation, scheduled for March 19.
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Pope’s representative to U.S. addresses seminarians at Mount St. Mary’s

“(The future priest) must have the ability to see where mercy is needed and the healthy zeal to make himself readily available to apply the healing balm of God’s mercy...
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Baltimore’s Sister Mary Madonna Gies, R.S.M., dies at 89

A funeral Mass was offered March 10 for Sister of Mercy Mary Madonna Gies at the Villa in Timonium. A Baltimore native who spent most of her ministry teaching in...
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The Archdiocese of Baltimore, pro sports and the Sabbath

The era of “blue laws” restricted most business operations on Sunday. In the city, that meant Major League Baseball and National Football League games could not start before 2:05 p.m.
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Catholics, Lutherans unite in prayer at St. Mary’s Seminary and University

Catholic and Lutheran leaders came together for a service at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
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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.

Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle was our most recent guest. He shares a message of hope in Christ and reflects on the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ election. Listen below. For more broadcasts, click here.

Featured Homily

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

This week’s featured homilist is Father Michael Rubeling, associate pastor of St. John the Evangelist in Severna Park.

Listen to the homily 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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Solemnity of Saint Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary


“Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the Holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”


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)

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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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