May 9, 2012

Sister Helen Reed, S.S.N.D, dies at 91

A funeral Mass for School Sister of Notre Dame Helen Reed was offered May 3 at the chapel at Villa Notre Dame in Wilton, Conn.
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Bravo to Congress organizers

As an attendee of the Mid-Atlantic Congress for Pastoral Leadership in March, I wanted to thank all those who worked for so many months to put together a congress that was not only informative, but inspirational and spiritually uplifting.
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Governments without God

Tony Magliano’s column, “Catholic social teaching: Resurrect our best-kept secret” (CR, April 19) can only work if all people are Christian and the person running the government is of God, like Jesus, and not of man.
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Why is pro-life movement silent on Afghanistan?

I strongly agree with Matt Palmer’s column, “We’re living in the Hunger Games” (CR, April 5). Our society has become somewhat desensitized to human violence and death, especially among our youths.
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New use for school building positive news

As a 1948 graduate of St. Joseph’s Monastery School, I was excited to read (CR, April 19) that the school will be getting a makeover and will once again be a welcome and useful part of the community.
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Two men to be ordained transitional deacons May 12

Hamilton Okeke and Angel Marrero will be ordained by Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien to the transitional diaconate May 12.
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Champion of Mother Lange’s sainthood cause dies at age 87

Sulpician Father John W. Bowen, a leading advocate for the canonization of Baltimore religious Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange, died May 6. He was 87.
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UPDATED: MCC reacts to president’s support of gay marriage

The Maryland Catholic Conference said that President Barack Obama’s May 9 statement in support of same-sex marriage “does not change anything on the substance of the issue” in Maryland.
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Train up a child in the way he should go

  I’m always proud of my little brother, Anthony. At 11 years old and in fifth grade, he has shown family and friends that he is an honest kid who is smart and loves to have fun, eat good veggies and share with others. Who could ask for a better brother than
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