September 28, 2017

Are you smarter than a 4th grader, trumpet playing, Cinderella’s glass slipper, and plarn (7 Quick Takes)

Our older son gets to read a book of his choice for 20 minutes each night. I love that this week that homework assignment turned into reading aloud to his little brother.
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Archdiocesan support for building a culture of life

The Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of Baltimore offers numerous resources on topics including help for those in a crisis pregnancy, healing after an abortion, fertility awareness, support with an adverse prenatal diagnosis, information on the care and planning for the end of life, and much more.
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Mexican Catholic youths transporting quake relief shot, robbed, raped

Members of a Catholic youth group were shot at and robbed as they transported earthquake relief to southern Mexico, leaving two volunteers hospitalized. Another volunteer was sexually assaulted.
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A compassionate, Christian reflection on the death of Hugh Hefner

The headlines of the secular media announcing Hugh Hefner’s death are hailing him as a pioneer of free speech and sexual liberation. What should Christians think of the passing of one of the pioneers of the pornographic revolution?
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Discerning the spirits

In our rights-oriented society, "discrimination" is the worst accusation we can bring against someone. So it is important to explain what we mean by it.
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Four Area Catholic Schools Receive National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award from U.S. Dept. of Education

Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Education announced that four Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore are among a select group of schools nationwide to receive the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award.
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Wrap mother-to-be in prayer

Instead of baby showers, Rita Buettner has been throwing prayer gatherings for friends and relatives who are awaiting the arrival of their babies.
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‘Amoris Laetitia’ is built on traditional Thomist morality, pope says

Seeing, understanding and engaging with people's real lives does not "bastardize" theology, rather it is what is needed to guide people toward God, Pope Francis told Jesuits in Colombia.
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Four Archdiocese of Baltimore schools earn National Blue Ribbon status

St. John the Evangelist School in Long Green Valley and St. Mary Catholic School in Hagerstown received the distinction for the first time. St. Louis School in Clarksville and St. John Regional Catholic School in Frederick were honored for a second time.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Red Mass, Diocese of Fort Worth

As you know better than me, the phrase “wall of separation” appears nowhere in the Constitution and still less in the Bill of Rights. Rather, it originates in an 1802 letter that Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury (CT) Baptist Association whose members had written to him complaining that their religious freedom and rights of...
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Archbishop Lori’s Remarks: Pastoral Staff Day

It turns out that the evangelization might not be as complicated as we think and the steps we need to take to evangelize effectively are not out of reach; nor are the people we are trying to evangelize as tough to reach as we might think. The good news is that many of the reasons...
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Curley soccer takes Reif Alumni Cup back from Calvert Hall  

“It’s a game that’s special for me because my freshman and sophomore year (we) lost it,” said Dragisics, who scored out what turned out to be the winning goal in the 39th minute
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