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July 9, 2015

Catholic Review Column: Supreme Court Decision on Marriage, Where Do We Go from Here?

When news of the 5-4 decision of the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage was announced, some said that the question had been settled. But it isn’t. Five people, no matter how prominent, cannot settle such a momentous question for a democratic nation. Dred Scott did not end the discussion on the humanity of African-American...
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Pope’s schedule reveals priorities

Will you spend time with family, and put aside the smartphone or the tablet for a while so you can relax and engage with your loved ones? Will you schedule your summer so tightly that you never have time to breathe the fresh ocean air? Just as the pope’s itinerary reveals his priorities, your travel...
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Monsignor Feild retires after 56 years in active priestly ministry

After 20 years as pastor of St. Joseph in Taneytown and 56 years in active ministry as a priest, Monsignor Feild retired July 1.
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Arriving in Bolivia, pope insists on church’s role in public life

The pope arrived in La Paz July 8 on the second leg of his July 5-12 visit to Latin America.
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William Gaudreau, leading post-Vatican II architect, dies at 84

William Gaudreau, an architect who designed many churches and other structures in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died July 6.
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Allentown priest appointed new rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary

Archbishop William E. Lori has appointed Monsignor Andrew R. Baker as rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary.
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Supreme Court decision on marriage: Where do we go from here?

Archbishop William E. Lori reflects on the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.
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St. Frances Academy president affirms support for Camille Cosby

“I am very supportive of Camille and her family and will keep her in prayer,” said Oblate Sister of Providence John Francis Schilling.
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Allentown Priest Appointed New Rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary

Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore and Chancellor of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, has appointed Monsignor Andrew R. Baker, a priest of the Diocese of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. Monsignor Baker succeeds Monsignor Steven Rohlfs, who served as Rector of the Seminary since February 2005. Monsignor Baker’s...
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Hammer-sickle crucifix raises eyebrows during pope’s visit to Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales gave Pope Francis a crucifix atop a hammer and sickle.
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