January 28, 2011

Statement of Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien on the Federal Court’s Decision Affecting Baltimore Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

Today’s court ruling is a clear victory both for pregnant women in need of assistance and for First Amendment principles we treasure in a free society. In my homily at my Mass of Installation in October 2007, I challenged our Church and the citizens of our city and state when I said, “Abortion need not...
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Archdiocese Names Stem Schools, Created Criteria for Stem Certification in Latest Academic Enhancement

Dr. Barbara McGraw Edmondson, Interim Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, announced today that the Archdiocese’s Department of Catholic Schools, has developed a criteria and a process for designating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Effective the 2011-12 school year, the following schools will offer STEM programs...
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BREAKING NEWS: Federal Court strikes down Baltimore pregnancy center sign law

Major news out of Baltimore.  A federal court just struck down a Baltimore law that required the posting of specific signs at pro-life pregnancy centers . Here’s a clip from a story I just finished for The Catholic Review: ?U.S. District Court Judge Marvin J. Garbis ruled Jan. 28 in Baltimore that it is unconstitutional to require pro-life pregnancy centers to...
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BIG NEWS! Federal Court rules in favor of Archdiocese of Baltimore on pregnancy center sign law

This story just broke in Baltimore.  I’m working on it now, but here’s a quick snip from a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge? Marvin J. Garbis. The judge ruled today that it is UNCONSTITUTIONAL to require pro-life pregnancy centers to post signs with language mandated by the government. The Archdiocese of Baltimore had challenged...
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