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July 23, 2015

Catholic Review Column: Pope’s Encyclical Sparks Important Discussion

“I urgently appeal … for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all.” – Pope Francis Pope Francis has initiated this new dialogue throughout the world with...
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Polish bishops condemn IVF law, warn Catholics to not use process

Poland's Catholic bishops condemned a law allowing state funding for in vitro fertilization, signed into law July 22 by President Komorowski.
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Clergy assignments announced for July 2015

Among Archbishop William E. Lori's latest appointments is the new pastor for St. Ignatius in Baltimore.
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Tri, tri again!

They were lined up on the Perryville Community Park dock at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 11th. There were a  little more than 50 of them -- men wearing skin tight black suits and neon green swim caps. A man on a bullhorn was counting down from 30 seconds.
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Movie Review: ‘Southpaw’

In the visceral boxing drama “Southpaw,” a seasoned trainer tries to convince a broken-down fighter that boxing is more mental than physical. A successful practitioner must use his head and strategize.
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Glen Burnie parishioner answers call of Little Sisters

Angela Conti, 23, plans to enter the Little Sisters of the Poor as a postulant in October. She previously worked at St. Martin's Home for the Aged.
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Pope’s encyclical sparks important discussion

“Creation is a gift, it is a wonderful gift that God has given us, so that we care for it and we use it for the benefit of all, always with great respect and gratitude.”
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Hagerstown parishioner takes Francis to heart

Cole Trippett wanted his Scout project to do something good for his parish and be a witness of our Catholic faith to the Hagerstown community.
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New video released with Planned Parenthood official discussing abortion

Lawmakers and pro-life leaders said the videos document the organization’s illicit activities in selling organs and tissue procured in abortions.
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A patron saint for the hurricane season: Praying to St. Medard for protection

St. Medard, patron saint of bad storms, pray for us!We are in the midst of hurricane season here in the United States. It runs each year from June 1 through November 30. The possibility of hurricanes hitting home should be on the minds of people living in South Florida. But
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