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Don’t be ‘couch potatoes,’ get up and evangelize, pope says

"This is how the Lord evangelizes, this is how the Lord proclaims, this is how the Lord wants us to evangelize," the pope said.
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Transcript of remarks of Rev. Dr. Raphael D. Warnock at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen

This is a transcript of the recorded remarks of the Rev. Dr. Raphael D. Warnock at an interfaith/ecumenical prayer service to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death April 4,...
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Pope calls German cardinal to Rome to discuss eucharistic sharing

Pope Francis has asked the president of the German bishops' conference to come to Rome to discuss pastoral guidelines for possibly allowing some non-Catholics married to Catholics to receive the...
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Father of Alfie Evans meets pope, begs for help to save his son

Begging Pope Francis to help his son, Alfie, Tom Evans met with the pontiff, pleading for "asylum" in Italy so his seriously ill son may receive care and not be...
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Sister Clara Pedo, longtime teacher, dies at 75

During her 55 years in religious life, Sister Clara served in the Archdiocese of Baltimore at St. Dominic School in Baltimore (1969-81); Mother Seton School in Emmitsburg (1981-5, 1989-90); and...
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In Henan, Chinese Catholics warned to follow rules on religious affairs

A clampdown on religious freedom has intensified in the province in recent months, with crosses removed from churches, Catholic-run institutions closed, people expelled from Mass.
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Catholic Baltimore

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

This week’s guests are James Sellinger, Chancellor of Education for Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools; and Tom Alban, Director of Risk Management for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. They discuss school and parish safety.

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 Monsignor Richard Cramblitt, preaching at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland. Listen here or below, and click here to listen to other homilists and podcasts in the archdiocese.

 

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Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Service

Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock, spiritual successor to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., preached at an April 12 interfaith and ecumenical prayer service at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland to commemorate the April 4, 1968, assassination of Rev. King.

Rev. Warnock is only the fifth senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, which was founded in 1886. He has been senior pastor since 2005.

“Now is the time for truth-telling,” he said. “Now is it time to call the nation to be the best. To stand tall with moral excellence.”

Cardinal Shehan Testimony

WMAR-TV news coverage shows Baltimore Cardinal Lawrence Shehan reading to the press testimony he gave before the Baltimore City Council Jan. 13, 1966, in support of an open housing bill.

“The dignity of the individual requires that no prohibition be placed against any person with respect to his place of habitation simply because of his race, religion or ancestry,” Cardinal Shehan said.

During his testimony before the council, the cardinal was booed by segregationists. Also featured in the clip are Baltimore City Council President Thomas D’Alesandro III and Baltimore Mayor Theodore R. McKeldin, responding to the cardinal’s poor treatment.

East Baltimore helper

Dwayne Coleman

Dwayne Coleman uses his free time to volunteer at St. Wenceslaus in Baltimore and the parish’s Lucielle Fitzgerald Outreach Center.

“If you look around the city, you see so many people that are not necessarily homeless, but food deprived,” Coleman said. “In the heart of the city, we live in a food desert.”

Volunteering at the food pantry, he said, allows him to aid in alleviating that burden.

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More 'Faces of Faith'

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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Frederick County youth leads through service, faith

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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Friday of the Third Week of Easter

TODAY'S READINGS

“Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the Flesh of the Son of Man and drink his Blood, you do not have life within you.”

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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 greets Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh following the Blue Mass at St. Casimir Church in Canton March 4. (Kevin J. Parks/CR Staff)

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A Response to the Netflix Series, "The Keepers"

Promise to Protect and Promote Healing

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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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