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April 30, 2015

Catholic Review Column: Freddie Gray’s Death Reminds Us How Far We Have to Go

The untimely death of Freddie Gray Jr., a 25-year-old African-American man who died seven days after he reportedly suffered a severe spinal injury while being arrested by Baltimore City police officers, has caused a great deal of pain, sadness and anger among many in our city and surrounding communities. The circumstances of his death, while...
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Being Christian is service, not ‘makeup’ for a pretty soul, pope says

Being Christian is humbly serving others, not applying “makeup” to your soul to make it prettier, Pope Francis said.
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Sister Mary Ann Walsh, woman of faith, writer, spokeswoman, dies at 68

Mercy Sister Mary Ann Walsh, who went from hometown schoolteacher to Vatican correspondent, died April 28.
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St. Frances Academy, St. Bernardine Parish work to revive struggling Baltimore City

The three-day revival brought students from St. Frances Academy together with parishioners of St. Bernardine.
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Movie Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is a so-so sequel in the Marvel universe.
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Pope names new commission to implement reform of Vatican media

Pope Francis has set up a five-person committee - which includes Irish Monsignor Paul Tighe - to find ways to implement recommendations for streamlining and modernizing the Vatican’s many communications structures.
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What do we do now?

(Read Part One of this blog, "I cried for my neighbors.") As I stayed home Wednesday, I finally had a chance to relax a little and not get caught up in TV media coverage. But questions still linger about the death of Freddie Gray and police accountability. While I
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Freddie Gray’s death reminds us how far we have to go

The untimely death of Freddie Gray Jr., a 25-year-old African-American man who died seven days after he reportedly suffered a severe spinal injury while being arrested by Baltimore City police officers, has caused a great deal of pain, sadness and anger among many in our city and surrounding communities.
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Beyond the Bell: Hagerstown students go far beyond the boundaries

Katrina is one of several students at St. Maria Goretti whose lives have changed after venturing far outside their community.
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Poor, marginalized to get VIP seating at Vatican charity concert

For an upcoming Vatican charity concert, Rome’s immigrants, poor, elderly and marginalized will be getting front-row VIP treatment, while benefactors will be seated in the back.
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