May 19, 2011

Archdiocese Receives Allegation of Abuse from 1960s Against Retired Priest, 79

In October of last year, the Archdiocese of Baltimore learned of an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor against Father John Lippold, 79, a retired priest residing in Baltimore County. The alleged abuse occurred in the late 1960s and early 1970s while the priest was serving as Associate Pastor at Ss. Philip & James...
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Larry Collmus on Preakness, Jim McKay and Maryland horse racing

This weekend, I’ll be covering my first Preakness race. The stories about it are legendary and it’s a little intimidating to say the least. I mean, when else am I going to meet a centaur named Kegasus? That’s a huge deal. A bigger deal is that Baltimore’s own Larry Collmus will call his first Preakness...
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Father John Rapisarda on his vocation

At 33, Father John Rapisarda is happier than he’s ever been. Three years ago, the associate pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Essex, Md. was ordained a priest in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and knows he found his true calling. I have a story in The Catholic Review about his visit to the...
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