August 17, 2011

St. Michael provided solid foundation

Regarding “Historic St. Michael Church holds final Masses July 31” (CR, Aug. 4): my mother, Catherine Doemling, attended St. Michael’s School at Lombard and Wolfe Streets in the late 1890s and early 1900s. German was taught there, in addition to English.
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‘The Dialog’ to stay in business

There’s really good news coming out of Wilmington. The Dialog, the award-winning diocesan newspaper that had been slated for closure this year, will continue publishing as a bi-weekly newspaper. The news outlet also plans to expand its presence in the electronic media – regularly posting online stories and video reports. Joseph Kirk Ryan, former managing...
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Archbishop Dolan discusses gay marriage, faith crisis

Archbishop Timothy Dolan addresses English-speaking young people at World Youth Day in Madrid (photo by Matt Palmer/The Catholic Review) MADRID- Earlier on Aug. 17, Archbishop Dolan led a catechesis session with English-speaking attendees of World Youth Day at St. Ricardo parish. Afterward, he answered a series of questions, including about the recent legalization of gay...
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Verbal clashes at World Youth Day, plus a hopeful photo

MADRID- It wouldn’t be a major Catholic event without some protests and there was a big one between the Sol and Opera metro stations. People with many different agendas voiced their disapproval with the church, its leaders and teachings. But, it was the young people who stood up, without getting violent, to the protestors. They...
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St. Ann, Hagerstown, parishioner explains the WYD trade

MADRID- It doesn’t get any better than Katie Bechtel, an expert in trading at World Youth Days. The St. Ann of Hagerstown parishioner breaks it down for you and also explains the emotions of such events. I already admit I didn’t spell “Sydney” correct in the video, so sorry about that one. Still, I’ve had...
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Audio of Archbishop Dolan addressing teens in Madrid

MADRID- Archbishop Timothy Dolan, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Archbishop of New York, addressed English-speaking young people Wednesday in Madrid in a catechesis forum at San Ricardo parish. He also celebrated Mass. Archbishop Dolan was as hyped: personable, funny, charming and a good teacher. He even held a crying baby....
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Photo album of the first day in Madrid

MADRID- Baltimore made it to Madrid for World Youth Day and there’s plenty to show. This is just a small taste (at over seven minutes) of the town. There are shots of the Baltimore pilgrims, but there are more to come. Enjoy!
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The world’s youth come to Madrid (video)

MADRID- I put together this video of the Catholic young people from around the world working their way through the beautiful city of Madrid. I hope you enjoy it. For the people of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, you’ll see some familiar faces.
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The art of World Youth Day trading

MADRID- Katie Bechtel of St. Ann parish in Hagerstown, Maryland has been to
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