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December 9, 2011

Baltimore’s Catholic Hispanic Community celebrates Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Archdiocese of Baltimore’s annual Mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe will take place Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus/Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Parish in Baltimore’s Highlandtown neighborhood. Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien will concelebrate the Mass with Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski, Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore and Vicar for Hispanics,...
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25 years after ‘Economic Justice for All,’ pastoral still stirs debate

WASHINGTON – When the pastoral letter “Economic Justice for All” was published by the U.S. bishops in November 1986, its release was both the culmination of years of work and the beginning of a sometimes heated public debate.
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Mount St. Mary’s University to build grotto visitor center

Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg will construct a visitor center for the National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes this spring, providing new resources for the hundreds of thousands of people who annually visit the historic campus landmark.
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Indelible faith: Israeli ambassador shares research on pilgrim tattoos

VATICAN CITY – Intellectual curiosity about a very particular aspect of Christian pilgrimages to Jerusalem has gotten under the skin of Israel’s ambassador to the Holy See.
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Hundreds rally in Dominican Republic for recognition as citizens

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Hundreds of Haitian descendants born and raised in the Dominican Republic rallied in front of government offices, demanding to be recognized as Dominican citizens.
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Guadalupe procession, Mass in Los Angeles honor ‘mother of our roots’

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez Dec. 4 urged a crowd of 25,000 people from throughout the archdiocese to immerse themselves in a deeper conversion and to view and help each other as brothers and sisters of the “familia de Dios” (family of God).
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Trilogy focuses on dignity, innate worth of every human life

GILBERT, Ariz. – As a newspaper reporter, Sherry Boas made her living telling other people’s stories. Today, the home-schooling mother of four adopted children is telling her own.
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In his class, instructor requires students to keep cellphones on

WASHINGTON – Most colleges require students to put away their cellphones during class. However, for one class at The Catholic University of America, not bringing a cellphone to class can result in loss of points from their participation grade.
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On feast of Immaculate Conception, Towson parish welcomes back statue

One by one, hundreds of parishioners of Church of the Immaculate Conception in Towson filed outside to surround the parish’s beloved statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary Dec. 8.
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HHS secretary says girls under 17 must consult doctors to get Plan B

WASHINGTON – The U.S. bishops’ pro-life spokeswoman said she was relieved that the Obama administration has decided not to allow the Plan B One-Step “morning-after pill” to be sold without a prescription to those under 17.
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