December 7, 2016

Discipleship: Pope Francis’ Lexicon; Advent Spiritual Reflection; Baltimore Area Federal Association, Order of Malta

I. Introduction A. What a pleasure to be with all of you this evening to spend a little time together during this season of Advent to prepare our hearts for the coming of the Lord. I’ve had the privilege of being with a number of you for breakfast – the Catholic Charities Leadership Breakfast at...
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Concluding Remarks; Catholic Charities Leadership Breakfast

Many, if not most of you, have negotiated with Bill McCarthy. So you know that he is a tough negotiator. This morning I negotiated with Bill about the content of my talk. I was rightly afraid he’d steal what little thunder I have by recognizing Bishop-elect Parker and I’d be left without an applause line....
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Priest-historian: 75 years later, Pearl Harbor ‘such a powerful event’

The lesson to be learned from Pearl Harbor, a military chaplain said, is to be vigilant.
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From Mexico to Dundalk to Manhattan, Guadalupe runners carry torch for faith, immigrants

Arriving in Dundalk after dusk, the Guadalupe pilgrims were greeted by dancers in indigenous Aztec garb.
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In this Moment

This past weekend my husband and I went on a tour of (mostly) historic homes all decked-out for Christmas in Frederick. I "ooh"ed and "aah"ed at the lovely decorations, he puzzled over the architectural details, and we both admired the beautiful spaces, generally.In one of the houses, a volunteer answered
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Father Casimir Peterson, known for detective work and ministry to mentally ill, dies

Father Peterson, who attracted international attention for using detective skills in uncovering a Marian crown of jewels, died Dec. 4.
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