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Holy Cows: Partnership in Howard County aids those in need in Baltimore City

Part of the shrine’s acreage was leased for farming that used pesticides. Upon re-evaluating, the friars determined that the current usage was not cohesive with the message of the Franciscans on...
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Glyndon student wins with essay

“As Americans,” Karolina wrote in her essay, “we are proud of our freedoms, we are admired for our freedoms, and we are hated for our freedoms.”
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Doctors criticize court refusal to allow Alfie Evans to go to Italy

A group of doctors has criticized the refusal of some of their colleagues and a court to allow Alfie Evans to travel to Italy for treatment as "medical tyranny."
Read More offers social network for prayer, community-building

With $2 million in seed money, was beta tested with 100 churches in 2016. It is design to create community by involving people in prayer.
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Body of St. John XXIII to make brief return to his home diocese

People in the Diocese of Bergamo, Italy, the home diocese of St. John XXIII, will host the remains of the late pope for 18 days as they mark the 60th...
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Imprisoned clergy of Dachau remembered for fearless faith

More than 2,500 Catholic priests, brothers and seminarians were imprisoned at the Dachau concentration camp, with more than 1,000 of them dying there.
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Catholic Baltimore

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

This week’s guest is Dr. Eileen Lyon, a history professor at State University of New York at Fredonia. Dr. Lyon discusses her research on Catholic clergy imprisoned at the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau.

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 Father Samuel Young, preaching at St. Joseph in Cockeysville. Listen here or below, and click here to listen to other homilists and podcasts in the archdiocese.



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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Feast of Saint Mark, evangelist


“Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.”


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

Watch video interviews with key figures and access fact sheets, statements, news articles and other resources here.
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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 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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