January 5, 2011

Archibishop’s Annual Appeal Sets Record in 2010 Giving to the Appeal Increased by 67% Since 2006

Bucking a national trend in philanthropy, the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal received a record amount of donations in 2010. The Archdiocese of Baltimore is reporting that over 40,000 people donated more than $8.7 million to the campaign, an increase of more than 67 percent since 2006. The Archbishop’s Appeal, which began in 1992, is held each...
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Sydney cardinal: Priests have right to discuss politics when preaching

PERTH, Australia – Cardinal George Pell of Sydney has defended the right of priests to speak against the legalization of same-sex marriage from the pulpit.
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Baltimore celebrates a saint

Catholic Review photo/George P. Matysek Jr. Baltimoreans didn’t let today’s feast of St. John Neumann go by without a special celebration inside the downtown church he once served as pastor. Following the 12:10 p.m. Mass at the Shrine of St. Alphonsus, dozens of worshippers formed a solemn line Jan. 5 to venerate a relic of...
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A sticky situation

National Post photo Is wearing an outfit made of duct tape out of line?  One Catholic school board thinks so.  Mike Seguin, assistant superintendent of education with the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board in Canada, said the practice was banned at a popular hockey game after officials became concerned that the outfits were becoming increasingly immodest....
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Catholic Relief Service’s videos of Haiti a year later

In the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti Jan. 12, 2010, Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services was swift in its emergency response. People all around the world gave to aid CRS’ efforts. Catholic Relief Service’s Lane Hartill visited Port-Au-Prince two days after the earthquake and met people directly impacted. He  returned to Haiti in December...
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New congress 30 percent Catholic, which is largest represented religion

The Pew Research revealed the religious representation of the recently sworn in United States congress members. Of all specific religions, Catholicism, with 156 members, makes up 29.2 percent. That’s the largest specific religious background. Protestants, as a whole, make up the largest group with 304 people, about 56.8 percent. Protestants make up 51.3 percent of...
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