January 7, 2011

Statement of Death of Defrocked Priest Laurence Brett

Through media reports the Archdiocese of Baltimore learned today of the apparent death of Laurence Brett, a former priest of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut, who was defrocked after several individuals reported they were sexually abused by Brett when they were children in the early 1970s. Today, the prayers of the Archdiocese are with the...
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Archdiocese Announces School Board Members, First Meeting Monday January 10

The Archdiocese of Baltimore announced the formation of a new archdiocesan school board to oversee implementation of the Blue Ribbon Committee on Catholic Schools’ Strategic Plan released in June 2010. The Archdiocesan Catholic School Board will hold its first meeting on Monday, January 10, at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Seminary in Roland Park. Archbishop...
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Romanian witches fight new taxes

Don’t mess with witches. They’re fighting back against new taxes in Romania: Everyone curses the taxman, but Romanian witches, angry about having to pay up for the first time, hurled poisonous mandrake into the Danube River on Thursday to cast spells on the president and government. In the past, the less mainstream professions of witch, astrologer...
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