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April 24, 2014

Catholic Review Column: The Spiritual Fatherhood of St. John Paul II

Years ago, while serving as Cardinal James A. Hickey’s priest-secretary in the Archdiocese of Washington, I had the privilege of joining a small number of priests who concelebrated an early morning Mass in Pope John Paul II’s private chapel. Afterward, the Holy Father greeted each of us as our picture was taken. Of all the...
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Pope John Paul II’s Canonization Celebrated at Two Masses in Baltimore Sunday

Baltimore’s two auxiliary bishops will celebrate Masses honoring Saint John Paul II on Sunday, April 27, the date of the former pope’s canonization in Rome. Bishop Denis J. Madden will celebrate Mass at 10:45 a.m. at the Basilica, where Pope John Paul II prayed during his 1995 visit to Baltimore. At the conclusion of the...
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Tiramisu’s creator focuses on customer happiness

Dressed in bakers’ whites, Carminantonio Iannaccone sat down at a cafe table as the lunch crowd filtered out of Piedigrotta.
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The canonizations of two popes: By the numbers

Take a look at some of the interesting numbers and facts as the Vatican prepares for the canonizations of two popes April 27.
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Archivist: John Paul II display offers ‘chance to relive’ new saint’s Baltimore visit

More than 20 items linking Blessed John Paul II to the Archdiocese of Baltimore are on display at the Basilica.
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Catholic Throwback Thursday: The 1995 visit of Pope John Paul II to Baltimore

In honor of the papal canonizations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II this upcoming Sunday, we are flashing back to 1995 when Blessed John Paul II visited Baltimore.October 8, 1995:In a day never to be forgotten by Baltimore Catholics, the Holy Father finished his October 4-8 visit to
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The touch of St. Francis

Was it a coincidence that our canonization pilgrimage arrived in Assisi April 22, Earth Day? That aspect of the spirit of St. Francis, the patron saint of the environment, is palpable in the town he made famous, from the pristine streets in Assisi to the songbirds that provide an early
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Shaky Peace: Catholics labor to lessen violence in Baltimore City

What are Catholics in the Archdiocese of Baltimore doing to make the city more peaceful?
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