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January 19, 2012

St. Ursula parishioners volunteer time to aid Philippines

While Cita Brown calls the United States home, she has not forgotten the poorest of the poor in her native country, the Philippines. The parishioner of St. Ursula, Parkville, and her husband, Douglas, are actively involved with FAPI, the Foundation for Aid to the Philippines Inc.
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Catholic-Protestant retreat for Scouts

The 2007 Boy Scout Retreat will be held at Camp Spencer- Broad Creek memorial Scout Reservation from May 4-6. “The theme of the joint religious retreat for 2007 is ‘Peace through faith,’ stressing that we should use our faith to achieve a better understanding of all those about us and across the world,” said Ed...
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Helping young athletes learn right from wrong

BALTIMORE – Catholic teachers and coaches have an important role to play in teaching student athletes about moral and ethical lines that must not be crossed, an official of Major League Baseball told participants in the National Catholic Educational Association convention April 12 in Baltimore. “Catholic schools are not afraid to ask a lot of...
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Bishops’ official laments Senate move

WASHINGTON – An official of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops criticized the U.S. Senate’s “fixation on destructive research” after the Senate passed a bill that would provide federal funding for stem-cell research involving the destruction of human embryos. “Many members of Congress remain dazzled by irresponsibly hyped promises of ‘miracle cures’ from the destruction...
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Diocesan newspapers deserve new emphasis

WASHINGTON – Diocesan newspapers deserve new emphasis as a means of spreading the Gospel and connecting Catholics to one another and their church, said the board of directors of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. “Diocesan publications can light the fire of faith that warms hearts to action for the good...
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Local educators honored at NCEA convention

Several local educators received national recognition for their effective ministries when they were presented with awards at the National Catholic Educational Association convention, held in Baltimore April 10-13.
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Bishops and religious leaders sign letter

After death penalty abolitionists were stymied in their recent bid to ban the death penalty in Maryland, Catholic bishops of Maryland joined dozens of religious leaders throughout the state in signing an April 5 letter urging lawmakers to pass a ban next legislative session. Gov. Martin J. O’Malley had promised to sign a bill that...
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Controversy averted at St. Dominic School site

About 200 concerned Hamilton-area residents breathed a collective sigh of relief as developers abandoned a plan to convert the vacant St. Dominic School into a low-income apartment building – instead constructing a mostly senior housing project. Residents of the Hamilton, Arcadia, Lauraville and Beverly Hills neighborhoods were prepared for a slugfest with developers, representatives of...
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Military bases are like missionary diocese for archbishop

FRIEDBERG, Germany – Like spring in many dioceses, spring in the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services is confirmation season. Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien packed his bags in late March and was to spend the next two months confirming the children of military personnel – and a few soldiers and sailors – stationed in Germany,...
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Cardinal urges Catholics to follow Christianity in election

LYON, France – A French cardinal has urged Catholics to follow Christian principles in the April 22 presidential election. “I’d like Christians to be Christians and speak out more,” said Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon. He said that meant “defending what, in the view of Christians, is right for everyone.” Twelve candidates are vying to...
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Fire that destroyed Indiana church is ruled arson

NEW CASTLE, Ind. – Law enforcement officials said April 10 that an early morning fire that destroyed historic St. Anne Church in New Castle three days earlier was arson. Firefighters battled the blaze for five hours on Holy Saturday in windy and unseasonably cold weather. Parishioners who had planned to celebrate the Easter Vigil there...
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Parishioner wants 103rd birthday to benefit her church

When Anne Morrissey celebrates her 103rd birthday May 13th she wants family, friends and well-wishers to take the money they would have spent on gifts and donate it to the restoration fund of St. Peter the Apostle, Libertytown – her beloved parish of 71 years. The feisty Libertytown centenarian with the slight Irish brogue said...
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