May 28, 2020

Faith leaders call for ‘Day of Mourning and Lament’ for victims of virus

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious said May 27 it will join a group of over 100 national faith leaders -- from Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions -- who have called for a National Day of Mourning and Lament June 1 for those who have died from COVID-19.
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Statement on the Death of George Floyd by Most Rev. William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore

We mourn the tragic and senseless death of George Floyd. We share the sense of outrage and intense feelings of helplessness of so many others who have now viewed the searing images of his final moments of struggle. All who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ are obligated to work relentlessly to defeat the...
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Archbishop Lori calls Knights founder a ‘visionary leader’ as miracle approved for beatification

Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori felt “great joy” when he heard the news that Pope Francis had accepted a miracle attributed to the intercession of Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus.
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Archbishop Hebda, Archbishop Lori express sadness over death of George Floyd

"The sadness and pain are intense," Archbishop Hebda said of the circumstances surrounding the May 25 death of George Floyd.
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Father John Kemper, restorer of historic St. Mary’s Seminary Chapel, dies at 62

Sulpician Father John Kemper, the driving force behind the restoration of the historic St. Mary’s Seminary Chapel on Paca Street in Baltimore and a former superior for his religious society’s Province of the United States, died May 21 after an 18-month battle with esophageal cancer.
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Howard County withdraws restrictions that would have curtailed Eucharist

In an executive order issued May 26, the county executive of Howard County issued regulations for religious institutions that would seem to disallow the distribution of the Eucharist in Catholic churches. After the Archdiocese of Baltimore expressed “serious concerns” about the order, the county acknowledged that the restriction would be withdrawn.
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