Archdiocese of Baltimore to hold virtual town-hall meetings for input on sexual abuse crisis

“Because we were not able to invite everyone to the regional conversations we have already held, we are using two communications platforms – MyParish app and Flocknote – to facilitate conversations and solicit input from the wider archdiocesan community surrounding specific issues related to the abuse crisis,” the archbishop said.
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Sister Angela Patrice, O.S.F., taught in Baltimore Archdiocese

A funeral Mass was offered Sept. 19 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa., for Sister Angela Patrice Power, who had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 80 years.
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Sister Anne Black, D.C., studied, ministered in Emmitsburg

A funeral Mass was offered at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg Aug. 28 for Sister Anne Black, a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.
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Second Rosary Congress set for Oct. 7-13

The Archdiocese of Baltimore is presenting its second Rosary Congress Oct. 7-13 as a way of encouraging people to pray for peace, grow in faith and develop a deeper relationship with Christ.
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Esperanza Center temporarily closed due to neighboring fire

Esperanza Center, a Catholic Charities outreach located on South Broadway in Fells Point, is temporarily closed due to a four-alarm fire Sept. 7 in the neighboring Budeke’s Paints building. It will remain closed until repairs are made and the building is safe.
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Sister Joanne Frey, M.H.S.H., dies at almost 100

Mission Helper of the Sacred Heart Sister Joanne Frey – whose ministries took her from Texas, where she was a catechist to the children of migrant workers, to Washington, D.C., where she taught religious education to Caroline Kennedy – died Aug. 27.
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Baltimore City to pay a portion of pro-life pregnancy center’s legal fees

The City of Baltimore will pay $1.1 million to cover some of the legal fees incurred by the Center for Pregnancy Concerns after the center won a protracted legal battle over a city law requiring pro-life pregnancy centers to post signs stating they do not provide or refer for abortions or contraceptives.
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Pope Francis appoints Archbishop Lori as apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

Following his acceptance of the letter of resignation of Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop William E. Lori apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.
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Unbound Freedom in Christ Conference is Sept. 14-15

The Unbound Freedom in Christ Conference is focused on helping people experience spiritual freedom.
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New leaders take up service at eight Catholic schools

Eight schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore are under new leadership this year.
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Parishes, parishioners across Baltimore Archdiocese join day of prayer and fasting for reparation in abuse crisis

At least 33 parishes responded to Archbishop William E. Lori’s call to prayer and repentance for the healing of victims of sexual abuse and the healing of the church. The archbishop called for Masses and fasting Sept. 7 as a day of reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. 
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Archdiocese adds names of 10 priests in Pennsylvania report to local list of accused priests

As part of its ongoing commitment to accountability, the Archdiocese of Baltimore has added the names of 10 priests who were listed in the Pennsylvania grand jury report to its list of priests and religious credibly accused of child sexual abuse.
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