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April 29, 2019

Sixteen candles

Sixteen years ago today our niece was born! She was my very first niece (or nephew), and becoming an aunt brought tremendous joy.
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Pope names Archbishop Etienne coadjutor archbishop of Seattle

Pope Francis has named Archbishop Paul D. Etienne of Anchorage to be coadjutor archbishop of the Archdiocese of Seattle, meaning he will assist and could succeed Archbishop J. Peter Sartain in leading the archdiocese.
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Hackers infiltrate Ohio parish’s email system, steal $1.75 million

A carefully orchestrated plan netted email hackers $1.75 million from a Diocese of Cleveland parish.
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Remarks by Carole Norris Greene

I was baptized Catholic as an infant in 1948. I was nurtured in a welcoming parish here in Baltimore, St. Peter Claver at Fremont and Pennsylvania Avenues. I grew up focusing on the mystery of God, His love for mankind and pondering why Jesus had to go to the cross to take our place. It...
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The Day it Made Sense; Remarks by Deacon Seigfried Presberry

In June of 2001, I was ordained a Deacon for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  Filled with joy and excitement I could not wait to begin my ministry at a parish that was predominately white, which to me was not a problem.  If some of you can remember the word diversity was rapidly becoming “the right...
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A Personal Encounter with Racism; Remarks by Fr. William Guri, C.Ss.R.

I am a Redemptorist Priest from Zimbabwe, studying at Loyola University MD, living with the Redemptorist community, and assisting with ministry at St Mary’s Church in Annapolis, MD. Last year, on the 13th of May, I was taking a walk in the Carroll gardens behind the rectory where I live. I noticed a couple in...
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Archbishop Lori’s Remarks: April 29 Listening Session on Racism

Good evening, and thank you all for being here tonight for this very important event.  Bishop Fabre and Bishop Ricard, on behalf of everyone in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, I want to extend my warm gratitude for your presence this evening.
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Remarks of Bernard Franklin, Ph.D.

I was born in abject poverty to Oklahoma sharecroppers, one of the most viciously exploited groups of people in American history.  In brutal honesty, my family is horribly scarred and crippled as the landowners treated them less than their animals.  My father has not healed from the trauma and abuse.  Growing up we heard how...
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Remarks by Ludiya Abdalla

I had a unique experience with racism within the Catholic Church from a young age. Growing up, Catholicism was not only part of my life, but my community.  In the early years of my life, I remember thinking the Catholic Church was a place of happiness and a diverse beautiful faith. As I got older,...
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Reflections on Racism within the Church Written Remarks by Dr. Skipp Sanders

At age 14 in 1956 I stepped on the hard line of separation between the races. At age 15 I crossed it. At 14, I was selected to leave the fully segregated, supportive community which had nurtured me in Baltimore to continue to desegregate City College, one of Baltimore’s top two male public high schools....
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‘Servant’s heart:’ At 35,000 feet or on the ground, deacon soars in ministry

Whether he is in a church or an airplane, permanent Deacon Daniel Michaud loves to serve God’s people. 
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Churches padlocked, schools closed week after Sri Lanka attacks

Fears of suicide bomb attacks kept many Christians and Muslims away from churches and mosques for Sunday Mass and Friday prayers a week after the Easter bombings.
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