April 6, 2015

Absent Halethorpe friend still sharing ‘light amid darkness’ at Easter Vigil

Robin Anikas, her husband Vince, and their son Vincent III were among the candidates initiated into the Catholic Church.
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Humility is key to understanding Easter, sharing its joy, pope says

“Love has triumphed over hatred. Life has conquered death. Light has dispelled the darkness," the pope said.
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Share Easter joy, defend persecuted Christians, pope says

Reciting the "Regina Coeli" prayer with thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square during Easter Mass on April 6, the pope demanded defense and protection for "our brothers and sisters persecuted, exiled, killed and decapitated just because they are Christians."
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Sister Helen Marie Lutz, O.S.U., dies

A funeral Mass for Ursuline Sister Helen Marie Lutz was offered March 25 at the Ursuline Motherhouse in Louisville, Ky.
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To the person who took our seat at church on Easter Sunday

On Easter morning we arrived at church about 10 minutes before Mass and headed toward our usual seats.That’s when we realized our pew was full. There you were.I didn’t recognize you and your family. In fact, as we walked through the church, we saw many unfamiliar faces. And we realized
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Mary’s strength

Frank has been sick with a terrible virus since Sunday night.  He slept the better part of three days and refused to eat or drink, so his little body grew weak. His skin has become transparent and grayish.  His eyes are as cold and shiny as faded blue marbles.  The
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At Easter, Middle Eastern patriarchs encourage hope despite turmoil

Catholic patriarchs of the Middle East in their Easter messages urged the faithful to cling to the hope of the risen Christ amid raging wars, human suffering, and the uprooting of Christians from their homelands in the region.
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Cardinal calls Kenyans to prayer in wake of militants’ college attack

The president of the Kenyan Bishops’ Conference called on Easter worshippers to commit to praying for peace and security in their homeland after militants attacked a college campus days earlier.
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