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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Bishop Brennan pledges to be ‘good shepherd’ for West Virginia

Noting that he is an “earthen vessel” who sometimes make mistakes, Bishop Mark E. Brennan said he wants to be a “good shepherd” for the people of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.
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Basilica missionaries bringing Jesus to city streets

Colin Miller and Nathan Belk are spending their days walking through the streets of downtown Baltimore. They have a backpack in which they might carry some clean pairs of socks for a homeless person or a bottle of water. But they are also carrying with them the word of God and the presence of Christ.
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Bishop Brennan prepares to address issues in West Virginia

Bishop Mark E. Brennan, named by Pope Francis July 23 as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, W.Va., acknowledged that he will face difficulties in his new post. The diocese encompasses the whole state of West Virginia, home to some of the poorest people in the country and an epicenter for the opioid...
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Bishop Brennan named to lead Wheeling-Charleston diocese

Pope Francis named Bishop Mark E. Brennan as bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, which encompasses the state of West Virginia. The July 23 announcement was publicized in Washington, D.C., by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States. He will become the ninth bishop of the diocese, which had been the Diocese of...
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