July 6, 2015

Returning to South America, pope says countries owe debt to their poor

Pope Francis began a visit to Ecuador July 5 by saying countries owe debt to their poor.
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Annapolis parish to host prayer service for Gov. Hogan

As Gov. Lawrence Hogan Jr. battles stage 3 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, St. Mary in Annapolis will host a rosary prayer service for the governor’s health July 8 at 7 p.m.
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Independence Day Mass closes U.S. bishops’ annual Fortnight for Freedom

Religious freedom is “the human right that guarantees all other rights,” Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski said July 4.
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Catholic Review receives multiple journalism awards

The Catholic Review was recently honored by the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association, the Catholic Press Association and the Associated Church Press.
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Oklahoma archbishop says ruling on Ten Commandments statue ‘concerning’

By ordering the removal of a Ten Commandments monument from the state Capitol grounds, the Oklahoma Supreme Court is ignoring the historical significance of the moral code "in the formation of our state," said Archbishop Paul S. Coakley.
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O say can you see a perfect picnic spot in Baltimore

My favorite picnic spot is probably our backyard. No planning needed, and our boys can simply carry plates of food to a beach towel on the grass.When we feel more adventurous, we pack dinner and head to a local park with a playground.But when we have out-of-town cousins visiting—and sometimes even when
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