July 19, 2017

Speeding through life

It was a long summer evening, and I had a few errands to run. Both our boys wanted to come along with me, and I always enjoy having company. As we were walking between stores, the boys saw a long open stretch of sidewalk ahead of us, and they took off running. “Wait for me!”...
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Loyola University grapples with murder of Dean’s List student

Jesuit Father Brian F. Linnane, president of Loyola University Maryland, used Scripture and the sentiments of the grandparents who raised the deceased in attempting to make sense of the grisly murder of one of the college’s rising sophomores.
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Facebook restores Catholic pages after their accidental removal

Catholic Facebook pages whose sponsors reported had been suddenly removed late July 17 were restored just over 24 hours later.
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Gingrich, nominee for U.S. ambassador to Vatican, testifies at hearing

Callista Gingrich testified before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations July 18 for her confirmation hearing as President Donald Trump's nominee to be the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.
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A word about a word

Last May, I earned a master’s degree in theology from St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute in Roland Park.  It was a new field of study for me, and I admit that I wasn’t really clear on the meaning of “theology” when I embarked on this endeavor. What kind of things would I be studying?  Would all...
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Investigation into Regensburg choir finds more than 500 boys were abused

More than 500 boys suffered abuse at the hands of dozens of teachers and priests at the school that trains the prestigious boys choir of the Regensburg Cathedral in Germany, said an independent investigator.
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