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January 18, 2018

Enjoying a behind-the-scenes look at a local, family-owned bowling alley

When friends of ours suggested we get a group together and go bowling last weekend, I knew I wouldn’t have any trouble selling my family on the idea. We love bowling.
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Josephite priest who influenced generations of youths in West Baltimore dies

Josephite Father Joseph Francis Xavier Del Vecchio, whose gruff exterior could not hide the compassion he showed several generations of children in West Baltimore, died Jan. 13
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Movie Review: ‘Hostiles’

"Hostiles" works from the premise that not only were white soldiers in the 1890s aware of their complicity in the decades-long genocide of Native Americans, they could feel immense, paralyzing guilt about their actions.
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Alert prompts Hawaii bishop to give general absolution to deacon group

Honolulu Bishop Larry Silva gave general absolution to about 45 people in a deacon formation program in response to the alert of an imminent ballistic missile attack that put Hawaii in a state of panic shortly after 8 a.m. Jan. 13.
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At final Mass in Chile, pope says cry of migrants is prayer to God

Christians must be aware of the injustices and exploitation suffered by migrants and those seeking a better life for themselves and their families, Pope Francis said.
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About praising famous men

I wish we had a litmus test to identify the people who deserve our praise. But it won't ever be simple. We are all sinners.
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Sister Caroleen Baummer, S.S.N.D., dies after 71 years as a professed religious

School Sister of Notre Dame Sister Caroleen Baummer, who spent most of her 43 years in education teaching music at Notre Dame Preparatory Lower School in Towson, the former St. Ann School in Baltimore and the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore, died Dec. 4 at 94.
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Sister Mary Teresa Carmichael dies at 93

A funeral Mass for Sister Mary Teresa Carmichael was offered Jan. 2 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa. A professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 71 years, Sister Mary Teresa died Dec. 28 at Assisi House, at age 93.
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Pope marries couple on flight during Chilean trip

Love was literally in the air as Pope Francis performed an impromptu wedding ceremony at 36,000 feet aboard his flight in Chile.
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