March 12, 2013

Young People Rock March for Life

The somewhat cool evening air did nothing to dampen the spirits of the faithful who descended upon Annapolis Monday for the annual March for Life activities. The evening began with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Lori at St. Mary’s, at which I was privileged to assist by reading the Gospel and
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Baltimore celebrates St. Patrick

Thousands of Baltimoreans turned out on a sunny day to honor a saint and celebrate all things Irish during the 58th-annual St. Patrick’s Parade, held March 10 in the city.
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Catholic school students pepper Archbishop Lori with conclave questions

15 Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic elementary and middle schools participated in a 45-minute Web chat with Archbishop Lori about the papal conclave.
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John Carroll School teacher, student honored by foundation

Math teacher Jean Willan and senior Claire Zurkowski of The John Carroll School in Bel Air were recently honored by The William J. Sacco Critical Thinking Foundation.
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Reading and getting ready for the conclave

Like most Catholic journalists, I’ve been doing as much reading as possible about the church and the papal transition since Pope Benedict XVI announced Feb. 11 he would renounce the papacy at the end of February. I’ve been through four papal transitions in my life (but only one while working for the Catholic press),
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No white smoke yet, but habemus Irish soda bread

  They’ve closed the doors to what our 5-year-old calls “the Sixteen Chapel.” All we can do is wait and pray for our cardinals and our new pope. Still, we can do both of those things while baking Irish soda bread, and St. Patrick’s Day happens to be on Sunday. And, as long as
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