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March 18, 2013

New Rings for Pope Francis and the John Carroll Junior Class

Our John Carroll Class of 2014 celebrated a big rite of passage last week as they received the onyx-and-gold John Carroll rings. It is a three-day celebration filled with rituals, prayers, and lots of photographs. On Thursday night the juniors and their families gathered for the special Ring Ceremony where
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Baltimore students in Rome among eyewitnesses to Pope Francis’ introduction

“Once the conclave began, all eyes in town were on that chimney,” said Joshua Laws, a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Participate in Pope Francis’ installation as Bishop of Rome – without leaving home

If you’re planning to get up early to watch the Mass of Inauguration for the Bishop of Rome’s Petrine Ministry for Pope Francis, you’ll want to be prepared to make the most of it. The Mass begins at 9:30 a.m. Rome time (4:30 a.m. EDT). That’s plenty early enough, but if you want to
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Vatican releases papal coat of arms, motto by English doctor of church

The pope decided to keep his episcopal motto and coat of arms for his pontificate with just a few minor adjustments in line with a papal emblem.
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In Buenos Aires slum, church counters drugs, evangelicals

An example of the outreach to outcasts and the poor employed by Pope Francis during his 15 years as archbishop of Buenos Aires.
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An interview with Admiral Locklear

Calvert Hall College High School had the privilege of hosting Admiral Samuel  J. Locklear III on March 15, 2013. Admiral Locklear currently serves as Commander, U.S. Pacific Command. Admiral Locklear has been to nearly every country in the world and currently manages Navy personnel and equipment in the Pacific. His
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Catholic Men’s Fellowship draws 700

700 Catholic men from throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore gathered at Calvert Hall College High School March 16 for the annual Catholic Men’s Fellowship Conference.
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Archbishop Lori celebrates Mass of Thanksgiving for Pope Francis

Archbishop William E. Lori celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving for the election of Pope Francis March 17.
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Pope Francis explains why he chose St. Francis of Assisi’s name

Cardinal Hummes "hugged me, kissed me and said, 'Don't forget the poor,'" words that Pope Francis took to heart.
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Seton Hill University mourns death of coach, her unborn child in crash

Seton Hill University in a statement said the school community is "deeply saddened by the tragic bus accident" the morning of March 16.
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