March 29, 2019

17th century iron cross returns to St. Clement’s Island

On Maryland Day, a treasured artifact of early U.S. Catholic history – a 17th century iron cross believed to have been hammered together by a blacksmith on board either the Ark or the Dove – returned to St. Clement’s Island in Southern Maryland.
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Norbertine Father Brian A. Zielinski, former pastor of Baltimore-area parishes, dies at 78

Norbertine Father Brian A. Zielinski, who served as pastor of Our Lady, Queen of Peace in Middle River and St. Thomas More in Baltimore, died March 24 at age 78.
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Pope issues new child protection law, guidelines for Vatican City State

To better protect minors and vulnerable adults from all forms of abuse and exploitation, Pope Francis approved a new law and a set of safeguarding guidelines for Vatican City State and the Roman Curia.
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Catholics, Muslims urged to work for peace by respecting ‘the other’

The way to peace runs through seeing one another as brothers and sisters, Catholic and Muslim leaders confirmed March 25 at a session of the National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue held at Catholic Theological Union.
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Johnson hopes ‘Unplanned’ rating won’t keep parents from taking children

Here's the text of an open letter to parents from Abby Johnson, whose story as a former Planned Parenthood clinic director who converted to the pro-life movement is told in the film "Unplanned." She explains why the Motion Picture Association of America, or MPAA, gave the movie an R rating and expresses hope that parents...
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