October 21, 2019

Archdiocese of Baltimore Breaks Ground on First New Baltimore City Catholic School in 60 years

For Immediate Release Monday, October 21, 2019 Mother Mary Lange Elementary to Offer State-of-the Art Educational Facilities and Programs for over 500 City PreK3-8 Students (Baltimore, MD) — Representing a $24 million investment in the future of Baltimore City youth, Archbishop William E. Lori, with community leaders and city and state officials, will break ground...
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A prayer for Pietro

How is it people and young adults grow up Catholic, experience all there is taught to us about the Trinity through religion classes, nuns and priests’ instruction, get baptized, make first holy Communion, confess young sins in first reconciliation, invite a sponsor to touch our shoulder during Confirmation, take vows in matrimony ... and then...
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Thieves steal statues used at synod prayer, throw them in the river

Two men entered a Catholic Church near the Vatican early Oct. 21 and stole copies of a statue of a pregnant woman that had been a centerpiece of several prayer services connected to the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon.
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At catacombs, synod members pledge simplicity, closeness to the poor

More than a half century after a group of bishops at the Second Vatican Council made a solemn pledge to live a simple lifestyle close to their people, a group of participants from the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon signed a new pact in the Catacombs of Domitilla.
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Barr sees ‘growing refusal’ to accommodate free exercise of religion

Religion "helps promote moral discipline within society" and "helps teach, train and habituate people to want what is good," U.S. Attorney General William Barr told an audience at the University of Notre Dame Law School.
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Maryland Catholic Conference appoints new executive director

Jennifer Kraska has been appointed the new executive director of the Maryland Catholic Conference, the Annapolis-based conference announced in an Oct. 21 news release.
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