March 16, 2018

A little slice of Ireland: Irish soda bread recipe

It’s not St. Patrick’s Day until I’ve filled the house with the smell of freshly baked Irish soda bread, full of that distinctive caraway seed flavor and the soft raisins.
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Day of Reconciliation is March 19

Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore will have a special opportunity to go to confession on a Day of Reconcilation, scheduled for March 19.
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Pope’s representative to U.S. addresses seminarians at Mount St. Mary’s

“(The future priest) must have the ability to see where mercy is needed and the healthy zeal to make himself readily available to apply the healing balm of God’s mercy with the love of a genuine father and pastor,” Archbishop Pierre said.
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Baltimore’s Sister Mary Madonna Gies, R.S.M., dies at 89

A funeral Mass was offered March 10 for Sister of Mercy Mary Madonna Gies at the Villa in Timonium. A Baltimore native who spent most of her ministry teaching in area schools, she died March 7 at age 89 after 72 years as a Sister of Mercy.
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The Archdiocese of Baltimore, pro sports and the Sabbath

The era of “blue laws” restricted most business operations on Sunday. In the city, that meant Major League Baseball and National Football League games could not start before 2:05 p.m.
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Catholics, Lutherans unite in prayer at St. Mary’s Seminary and University

Catholic and Lutheran leaders came together for a service at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
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Vatican tribunal finds Archbishop Apuron of Guam guilty of abuse

Archbishop Apuron had been accused of sexually abusing several boys in the 1970s. He continually has denied the abuse allegations.
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