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Ryan, Brownback, archbishop address National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

"No government has the right to infringe upon a God-given right. No government has the right to do that," Brownback said to applause.
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Howard County retreat center celebrates 50 years

The Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours opened in 1968, and it has been contributing to the order’s mission of healing the mind, body and spirit ever since.
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Nigerian bishops lead thousands in peaceful protests against killings

Catholic bishops in Nigeria led thousands of people across the country in peaceful protests against repeated killings by herdsmen in a conflict over fertile land.
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Japanese cardinal-designate writes haiku, works with disabled

Cardinal-designate Thomas Aquinas Manyo Maeda of Osaka was more surprised than anyone at the news he is to become a cardinal, reported ucanews.com.
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Movie Review: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Before he grew up to be Harrison Ford, intergalactic freebooter Han Solo was Alden Ehrenreich -- or so at least the folks behind "Solo: A Star Wars Story" (Disney), the...
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Next men up: Deacons to be ordained May 26

Five men will be ordained transitional deacons one will be ordained a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Baltimore May 26 at the Baltimore Basilica. During the liturgy, Daniel Michaud...
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Catholic Baltimore

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

This week’s guests are Joseph Hamilton, Director of Mission Advancement at the Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City, discussing the Little Portion Farm project; and Monsignor John FitzGerald, executive director and chaplain of the Apostleship of the Sea, discussing outreach to seafarers.

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 Woy, rector of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. Listen here or below, and click here to listen to other homilists and podcasts in the archdiocese.

 

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VOLUNTEER FOR CAMP GLOW

Under the direction of the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Office of Disabilities Ministry, Camp GLOW fosters a loving environment in which participants strengthen their relationship with the Lord through the celebration of Mass and other spiritual activities. In addition, there are many fun activities including music, swimming, hiking, sports, arts and crafts, movies, parties. dances and a talent show.

Learn how you can volunteer at Camp GLOW!

Journey of faith

Seán Bray

Seán Bray, director of campus ministry at Loyola University Maryland and a parishioner of Corpus Christi in Bolton Hill, 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.

“It’s less about talking at someone than listening for the questions in their lives,” Bray said.

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East Baltimore man dedicated to parish, food bank

Dwayne Coleman uses his free time to volunteer at St. Wenceslaus in Baltimore and the parish’s Lucielle Fitzgerald Outreach Center, which will be re-dedicated April 21 at 10 a.m.
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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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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.

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Thursday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

TODAY'S READINGS

“Everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good, but if salt becomes insipid, with what will you restore its flavor? Keep salt in yourselves and you will have peace with one another.”

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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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Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2017

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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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