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June 25, 2015

Catholic Review Column: After Charleston, Still Much Work to Be Done

“Racism is an evil which endures in our society and in our Church.” These words were included in the 1979 pastoral letter of the U.S. Catholic bishops, “Brothers and Sisters to Us.” Sadly, they remain relevant and true some 36 years later. In that letter, the U.S. bishops named racial prejudice as a grave sin...
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Clergy assignments include retirement, four newly-ordained priests

Archbishop William E. Lori announced the following clergy assignments June 25.
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Abingdon, Ellicott City, Taneytown get new pastors

The June 25 clergy announcements from Archbishop Lori include three new pastors for parishes in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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The world we leave for our children

Carolyn Woo, president of Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services, writes The Catholic Review's AMEN Column this week.
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After Charleston, still much work to be done

Last week’s tragic shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., is the latest and most violent reminder that the disease of racism continues to erode the soul of our nation.
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New York Catholic church feels impact of massive manhunt for escapees

Fewer people were filling the pews in Cadyville after two convicted killers escaped June 6 from the Clinton Correctional Facility.
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Court upholds health care subsidies in states with federal exchanges

A 6-3 majority of the Supreme Court June 25 upheld tax subsidies for participants in health care exchanges run by the federal government.
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Papal Mass Pilgrimage Release

Each pilgrim must complete, sign and send this release form before attending the Papal Mass Pilgrimage
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Together in any weather: an anniversary story

Our plan was to drop off the boys at their grandparents’ house and head to Philadelphia so that Patrick and I could celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary. God had other plans. It started with a phone call from my mother-in-law as we scrambled to leave the house; a storm
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