December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas! Hon

The Catholic Review I still can’t believe it! Imagine this New Yorker’s shock and amazement as I gazed out at the gridlock on North Charles Street last Thursday afternoon with the sudden realization that not one driver had blown his horn in protest of the first snow-induced traffic jam. Not one horn. How could this...
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President signs repeal of military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy

WASHINGTON – With the repeal of the policy that banned gays from serving openly in the armed forces, an auxiliary bishop of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services said Dec. 23 that “there are no changes” to the archdiocese’s ministry “and our response” to “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
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Father Polk will be missed

We were very saddened to learn of the death of Father Tom Polk (CR, Nov. 18). We personally knew Father Tom when he was assigned as senior priest at St. Francis of Assisi in northeast Baltimore City. We had the privilege of participating in a “Why Catholic” group with him for a short time. We...
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Archbishop O’Brien, Bishop Malooly extend Christmas messages

Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien has an audio Christmas message here and Wilmington Bishop W. Francis Malooly (former Baltimore auxiliary bishop) has a video Christmas message here.
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Nashville Dominicans in the national spotlight

NPR Photo The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, the Nashville-based order of religious women who do a bang-up job running Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville, are getting some national exposure. NPR recently featured the thriving congregation on “All Things Considered.” The program reported that 27 women joined the Nashville Dominicans this year and 90 entered...
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