New Maryland Catholic Conference director sees opportunities for collaboration

Kraska comes to Maryland from a 12-year stint as executive director of the Colorado Catholic Conference. She also served in the past as president of the National Association of State Catholic Conference Directors.
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Journey to the light

We don’t stop celebrating his birth just because the stores take down decorations and end the sales. We find the light in the manger and we trek to the Lord with all who seek him.
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‘Time for a different approach’

We have to do something – actually we have to do a lot of somethings: strengthen families, fight poverty, promote the dignity of life – so that when we get to the end of 2020, we’re not looking at 300 or more homicides in Baltimore again.
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Cumberland parish will close Cresaptown church, lease Mount Savage

Our Lady of the Mountains Parish, which was formed by the merger of five parishes eight years ago, has received permission from Archbishop William E. Lori to close two of its churches.
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A year ahead of election, breathe deeply

Christopher Gunty offers five strategies to get through this election cycle without destroying our democracy.
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Archdiocese breaks ground for Mother Mary Lange Catholic School

“I’m excited to see a beautiful new school be created on that site. I’m thinking about all the opportunity that this school will provide young people who live in our city, to grow in every way – spiritually, physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially,” the archbishop said.
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Fall shows off marvels of creation

Bring on the flavors of the harvest and the memories of a tree at my boyhood home that burst into brightness every year, and I’ll accept the shorter days and longer shadows.
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New pastoral council advising Archbishop Lori meets for the first time

A newly established Archdiocesan Pastoral Council met for the first time Sept. 14 for a formation retreat and orientation about the work of the archdiocese.
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In Baltimore kickoff to speaking tour, Irish abuse survivor says she is disappointed with global reforms

Clergy sexual abuse survivor Marie Collins kicked off a five-city U.S. speaking tour on “The Catholic Tipping Point” in Baltimore Sept. 10, noting that she is disappointed with the results of the Vatican summit on child protection and efforts toward accountability and transparency.
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Deacon created shepherd’s crosier for Bishop Brennan

Bishop Brennan's new crosier was crafted by a longtime friend who imagined what King David's crosier may have looked like.
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West Virginians meet their new bishop as humble, holy man

People from around the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston already have a good feeling about their new shepherd, Bishop Mark E. Brennan, who was installed Aug. 22 as the ninth bishop of the diocese.
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Installation for Bishop Brennan focuses on light and service

Bishop Mark E. Brennan was welcomed Aug. 22 at St. Joseph Cathedral here as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, which encompasses the state of West Virginia, in a ceremony filled with song and applause.
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