March 29, 2012

Holy Week Mass Schedule 2012

Cathedral of Mary Our Queen 5200 N. Charles Street, Baltimore April 1: Palm Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 11 a.m.*, 1 p.m. April 5: Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:30 p.m.* April 6: Good Friday, the Passion of the Lord, 3 p.m.* April 7: Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.* April 8: Easter...
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Statement of Cardinal O’Brien in Support of the Victims of John Merzbacher

Last week’s rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding habeas corpus relief for certain inmates have caused grave concerns and anxiety for the courageous survivors of John Merzbacher, as indicated by the many victims who have contacted us over the past several days. During my four-plus years as Archbishop of Baltimore, I had the privilege...
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1,000 Catholic Youths to Walk in the 19th Annual Youth and Young Adult Pilgrimage

Approximately 1,000 Catholic young people will join Cardinal Edwin O’Brien and Auxiliary Bishops Mitchell T. Rozanski and Denis J. Madden in an annual pilgrimage through Baltimore on Saturday, March 31st to mark the start of Holy Week. The idea for a youth pilgrimage originated from World Youth Day in Denver in 1993, which also featured...
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Mission Helpers receive $25,000 grant

Two religious orders from Maryland were among the 62 religious congregations in 17 states to receive grants from SOAR! (Support Our Aging Religious).
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It‘s the premises, Stupid

Last week, I was talking with several friends after a Theology on Tap session on secularism. We were discussing several hot-button issues: the HHS mandate, decline of Catholic education, relationship of church and state and so on. The conversation finally settled on the controversial same-sex marriage law, which recently passed
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The accident

Being in a car accident is always a terrifying experience. Throw in a 2-year-old, the absence of your spouse who is away on business, and a belly seven months swollen with child, and the terror only escalates.The goal was to take my son to Port Discovery to visit the Clifford
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