June 22, 2007

Four to be Ordained to the Priesthood on Saturday

On Saturday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m., four men will be ordained priests for the Archdiocese of Baltimore by Bishop W. Francis Malooly, Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore. The Mass of Ordination will take place at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, located at 5200 N. Charles Street in Baltimore. The following men will be ordained...
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Baltimore Catholic school graduate celebrates 50 years as priest

Monsignor Maurice Shields, a 1943 graduate of St. Brigid School, Canton, and a 1947 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School, then located in Baltimore, recently celebrated his Golden Anniversary as a priest in Mobile, Ala.
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St. Michael carnival continues June 29

The annual Catholic Community of St. Michael and St. Patrick, Fells Point, carnival will continue with its second and last weekend June 29-July 1 at the corner of E. Lombard and S. Wolfe streets.
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Deacon John J. Briscoe dies at 81

A funeral Mass for Deacon John J. Briscoe of Baltimore, was offered June 25 at St. Peter Claver, Baltimore. Deacon Briscoe – who had suffered from heart problems and high blood pressure – died June 17 at Levindale Geriatric Center and Hospital in Baltimore. He was 81.
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Mercy Medical moves forward in new patient tower

In January, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, is expected to begin construction and site excavation for a new $400 million patient tower with an anticipated completion date of fall of 2010. According to Thomas Mullen, president and CEO of Mercy Medical Center, the current tower, which was designed in the 1950s, is beginning to “age out,”...
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Priests have a tough job

So, “a growing number of the faithful” are responsible for the “demoralizing of priests” in the aftermath of the sexual abuse of minors in the church (CR, June 21)?
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