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August 31, 2011

Work Continues

The Catholic Review In considering how best to communicate to you, dear readers, the news of my appointment as Pro Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem – and thus my impending departure from Baltimore, I thought it best to share the same words I chose for my public announcement...
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Parishes fare well though many areas hard hit by Irene

WASHINGTON – From the Carolinas up the Atlantic Coast into Canada, the trail of Hurricane Irene was one of dramatic floods, wind damage and other disruptions.
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On heels of earthquake, Hurricane Irene gives archdiocese a double dose of nature

Father Michael Triplett circled back to being “duped,” a theme of Jeremiah 20:7-9, the first reading, at the end of noon Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Essex Aug. 28.
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Guest column excludes

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez (CR, Aug. 18 and 25) thinks this country is one of multiple cultures. Maybe we are, but we are most definitely a melting pot. A society where all our cultures assimilate into one (that of the United States of America), speaking one language (that of the Declaration of Independence and the...
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Voucher-fueled enrollment boom in Indiana

A new school-voucher program in Indiana is prompting a spike in enrollment among Catholic schools that were once on the verge of closing. Bloomberg Businessweek has the scoop: Under a law signed in May by Gov. Mitch Daniels, more than 3,200 Indiana students are receiving vouchers to attend private schools. That number is expected to...
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The man behind the clerics

Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien, a former U.S. Army chaplain and former head of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, certainly can come across as a no-nonsense, “get to the point,” efficient sort of gentleman. But as my coworker George Matysek pointed out in a recent blog, the priest of 46 years also has a humorous...
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