Black Catholic History Month – 2019

Black Catholic History Month was established in 1990 through the advocacy of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus.
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Send your greetings to Pope Francis for his 50th priestly jubilee

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the priestly ordination of Pope Francis, Archbishop William E. Lori encourages Catholics from throughout the archdiocese to contribute to a special “spiritual bouquet” that the archbishop will present to the pope in December.
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Sister Kathleen Tobin, OSF, taught in Rosedale

Sister Kathleen Tobin, who had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 78 years, died Oct. 31 at age 102.
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Sister Mary Patrick Costello, D.C., taught in Baltimore Archdiocese

After teaching in New York and Washington, D.C., she taught at St. Martin School in Baltimore, 1967-76; St. Dominic School in Hamilton, 1982-90; and Mother Seton School in Emmitsburg, 1990-92. From 2000 to 2003 and again from 2006 to 2009 she was the assistant at Villa St. Michael in Emmitsburg.
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Feasts of All Saints, All Souls are special time of prayer

All Saints Day, a solemnity set aside by the Catholic Church to honor saints known and unknown, will be celebrated Nov. 1.
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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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Sister Eugene Francis Keaveney, SP, served as principal of Lansdowne school

Sister Eugene Francis Keaveney, whose 74 years as a Sister of Providence included six at a former parish school in Baltimore County, died Sept. 23 at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. She was 93.
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Sister Mary Elizabeth Burke, SSND, taught across Baltimore Archdiocese

Sister Mary Elizabeth Burke, who spent nearly half of her 67 years as a vowed member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame as an educator and administrator in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died Sept. 11 at Villa Assumpta in Towson. She was 97.
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Sister Patricia Huesman, SSND, served Baltimore Archdiocese as educator, administrator

Sister Patricia Huesman, a vowed member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 64 years, who ministered as an educator and administrator in Baltimore City and across Maryland for more than 40 years, died Sept. 4. She was 86.
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Schools gala keeps creating Catholic scholarships in Baltimore Archdiocese

The 11th annual gala for Archdiocese of Baltimore schools Sept. 28 saw more than $720,000 raised in scholarships funds, raising to approximately $8 million the effort has brought in since its inaugural in 2009, one that had already created more than 1,300 scholarships for students in need.
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Philanthropist Mary Catherine Bunting gives record $2 million gift to IND

Mary Catherine Bunting, a Baltimore philanthropist, has given a record $2 million gift to the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore, according to a Sept. 30 news release from the school.
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Sister M. Monica Byrne, I.H.M., taught in Catonsville

Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister M. Monica Byrne, whose lengthy ministry as an educator brought her to the Archdiocese of Baltimore in the late 1970s, died Sept. 14 at Our Lady of Peace Residence, in Scranton, Pa. She was 93.
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