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May 29, 2013

This Priest Appreciation Day, thank priests who change lives

Father Dale Picarella had just finished greeting a mob of parishioners at the end of Mass when I approached him in the sacristy with a special request. Would he visit my mother at Bayview Medical Center in East Baltimore as she was recovering from cancer surgery?
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Prayer Problems: Are Catholics Bad at Praying?

A few months ago driving to work, I listened intently to NPR’s special report entitled, Losing Our Religion. The particular story that caught my attention was a group interview of young “nones,” people who do not identify with any religion. Having written my dissertation on the process of secularization and
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Commuter Marriage

A few years ago, when I was Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport, a valued employee of the diocese came to see me. He told me that he would be leaving his position with the diocese because his wife had been offered a wonderful job in the Midwest.
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From Glen Burnie to Fatima and Lourdes

Father Jesse Bolger, associate pastor of Holy Trinity, Crucifixion and Good Shepherd, all in Glen Burnie, shares his personal reflection of leading a Marian pilgrimage during the Year of Faith.
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Official clergy assignments for June 2013

Archbishop William E. Lori announces assignments for priests and deacons of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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