January 22, 2019

Bishops urge bipartisan plan to stop shutdown, protect ‘vulnerable’ groups

President Donald Trump and Congress "must come together" to reach a bipartisan solution that reopens the government and "recognizes the economic struggle" now facing federal workers and their families and all those helped by federal nutrition and housing programs, said two U.S. bishops.
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Doctrinal congregation to handle relations with traditionalist Catholics

Pope Francis has closed the pontifical commission that had been responsible for the pastoral care of Catholics attached to the pre-Vatican II Mass, transferring the commission's tasks to a special section of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
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Weekend retreat helps young men discern religious calling

A discernment retreat held at St. Mary's Seminary in Roland Park attracted 16 participants considering religious life.
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Archbishop Releases Major Pastoral Document Encouraging Catholics to Bridge Racial Divides in Today’s Society; Acknowledges Catholic Church’s Historical Role in Slavery

Citing persistent attitudes and systemic instances of racism in society today, particularly in areas such as the criminal justice system, employment, healthcare and education, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori has today released a landmark pastoral document, “The Journey to Racial Justice.”  Coinciding with the national holiday honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,...
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