August 2, 2018

Rooting for the Orioles, a rainbow, a sunset, a trip to the Green Dragon, school supply shopping, and more (7 Quick Takes)

We’ve had a mixture of rain and sun this week, and one night I slipped out of the house to run to the store for strawberries.
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Maryland Catholic Conference opposes Maryland Constitutional Amendment on abortion

Jennifer Briemann, executive director of the Maryland Catholic Conference, said lawmakers and voters should be greatly concerned about House of Delegates Speaker Michael Busch's plan to introduce legislation establishing a woman’s “right” to abortion via a Maryland Constitutional Amendment on the 2020 ballot.
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A church of sinners

Ideas have consequences, and for decades some very bad ideas have given aid and comfort to predators inside and outside the church.
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Why accompaniment involves apologetics

In the evangelical context, therefore, true accompaniment goes beyond fellowship. It has to do with offering the bread of life.
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Movie Review: ‘Teen Titans Go! To the Movies’

As it skewers a broad range of subjects, from some politicians' preoccupation with the size of their hands to 1980s-style anthems of affirmation, the film wins smiles and laughs at a remarkably steady pace.
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Bishop Brennan discusses “Humanae Vitae” with young adults

“When you override nature itself,” Bishop Brennan added, “you don’t respect it.”
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Pope revises catechism to say death penalty is ‘inadmissible’

Pope Francis has ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to assert "the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person."
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Names of former Harrisburg bishops will be removed from buildings

Harrisburg Bishop Ronald W. Gainer Aug. 1 released information from the diocese's own internal investigation on child sex abuse, including a list of the names of 71 clergy, both dead and alive, accused of abuse.
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Cardinal Wuerl: Next steps in wake of Archbishop McCarrick allegations

"The news regarding Archbishop McCarrick was a great shock to our church in Washington. There is understandable anger, both on a personal level due to the charges, but also more broadly at the church," Cardinal Wuerl said.
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