February 14, 2012

Area Catholics Celebrate Cardinal-Designate O’Brien’s Elevation to College of Cardinals

The Archdiocese of Baltimore will be awash in red as it celebrates the February 18, 2012 elevation of Cardinal-designate Edwin F. O’Brien to the College of Cardinals by Pope Benedict XVI. During a 10:30 a.m. consistory (4:30 a.m. EST), the Pope will give 22 new cardinals the symbols of their new office, including a red...
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Lenten Campaign to Promote Sacrament of Reconciliation Returns for 4th Year

Cardinal-designate Edwin F. O’Brien, Apostolic Administrator of Baltimore, announced today that the initiative to promote the sacrament of Reconciliation or Penance called, “The Light is on for You,” will return for a fourth consecutive year in 2012. The campaign, first initiated in the Archdiocese of Washington several years ago, uses a multi-media marketing campaign to...
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Lent Begins February 22, Ash Wednesday; Archdiocese To Once Again Promote Reconciliation During The Lenten Season

February 22 is Ash Wednesday and marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period when the Catholic Church asks the faithful to give themselves to prayer and to the reading of the Scripture, to fasting and to giving alms, in an effort to sharpen their senses and focus mind and heart on the reign of...
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The face of Christ

What a privilege in 2005 – a sabbatical year at the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio.
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Vocations from abroad

Gonzalo Cadavid-Rivera, a young man from Colombia came to Baltimore in 2004 to enter the seminary for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. I had the opportunity to meet him and introduce him to a couple of parishes with Hispanic Ministry. I remember we went to St. Patrick on Broadway Street for Sunday Mass. It was Mother’s...
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Retreat reveals challenges for immigrant women

One of the joys of working in the Office of Hispanic Ministry is that I have the opportunity to offer special spiritual programs for Hispanic immigrants. Our goal is to nourish their dire need to reconnect with their roots, to offer relief for their feelings of alienation and have an experience of Christ and of...
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Valentine’s Day advice from third graders … Who is special in your heart?

Ss. James and John School third graders from Baltimore talk about who's important in their lives.
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Frederick students make lunch, times 2,000

See how students Frederick students celebrate Catholic Schools Week.
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