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November 30, 2017

Names & Numbers: Local authors publish new books

This installment of Names & Numbers features local authors whose works are available as Christmas books.
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Awaiting Advent with train gardens, home-cooked dinners, and birthday party planning (7 Quick Takes)

Advent usually creeps up on me without warning, but having the extra week between Thanksgiving and Advent has left me impatient for it to begin.
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‘Face of the Basilica’ provides welcoming presence

When visitors arrive at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore, Mark Marozza is the man they are most likely to encounter.
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Archdiocese of Baltimore raises $545,000 for hurricane relief

The archdiocese has designated that the U.S. Virgin Islands receive $100,000 and Puerto Rico receive $200,000 of the Baltimore collection.
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Fear and loathing: Rohingya crisis shows danger of identity politics

The situation of the Rohingya is an extreme example of what happens when one's ethnic or religious identity incites such strong fear or pride or that it creates ironclad categories of "us and them."
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2,400 faith leaders ask Senate to nix tax cut legislation

More than 2,400 religious faith leaders, including hundreds of Catholic women religious and dozens of priests, asked the U.S. Senate to vote down tax cut legislation.
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Searches beyond Google’s capabilities

My mother was very good at teaching me to read the subtle signs of providence, and she got me very excited that this book that had been so magical for the reviewer was rediscovered in our library.
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The Least of These: Families welcome neglected children

Catholic families in the Archdiocese of Baltimore are providing loving homes for neglected children.
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A plea for our fellow Catholics

This Advent, stop worrying about Christmas presents and hanging lights, negotiating mall traffic or scouring the web for the perfect gift.
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Paul VI, Prophet

In Humanae Vitae, Paul VI plays the prophet and lays out, clearly and succinctly, what he foresees as consequences of turning away from the Church’s classic teaching on sex.
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