January 10, 2018

Starting the day with “Pastries for Parents”

Pastries for Parents. It’s such a lovely idea. You’ll take your child to school a half-hour early and sit in the cafeteria and talk about school and life and meet their friends and other parents. That’s the dream. The reality? Everyone has to wake up early, which naturally sets the whole day up for success....
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Amen: Ecclesiastes and 1968

Social media pronounces that there has never been this much discord and downright hate in our nation. I wasn’t around for the Civil War, but do recall the mess that was 1968.
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Dispensation from abstinence/ Feelings after miscarriage

Father Doyle fields questions about dispensation from abstinence and feelings after a miscarriage.
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Maryland Catholic Conference anticipates busy legislative session

As the General Assembly gathers in Maryland’s Capitol for its session beginning Jan. 10, the Maryland Catholic Conference is poised to provide input from the church’s perspective on a host of issues across the political spectrum.
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Former director of the office of liturgy dies

Atonement Father C. Donald Howard, director of the office of liturgy for the Archdiocese of Baltimore from 1985 to 1988, died Jan. 6. He was 71. A funeral Mass will be offered Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. at Christ the Redeemer in Sterling, Va., the parish he served as associate pastor and then pastor for...
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Don’t rush through silence at Mass, pope says at general audience

The silence that precedes the opening prayer at Mass is an opportunity for Christians to commend to God the fate of the church and the world, Pope Francis said.
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