Concert celebrates three-century connection between Maryland and France

Opening with the national anthems of France and the United States, the Orchestre d’Harmonie de Saint-Omer (Saint-Omer Wind Orchestra) celebrated three centuries of shared history between the countries with a concert April 12 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
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‘Infinite sadness’ marks the loss of grand Cathedral of Notre Dame

I’ve visited the grand cathedral a few times since the late 1990s. It is an impressive place to visit and to pray.
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Kittens and babies

Some legislators – at the state and federal level – are so afraid of anything that acknowledges the humanity of an unborn child that they cannot imagine granting any kind of protection, even when it should be obvious.
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Archbishop Lori: Church has many reasons to get right response to child sexual abuse

A week into National Child Abuse Protection Month, Archbishop William E. Lori visited the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops chapel to celebrate midday Mass for employees of the conference to reflect on the church’s work to develop policies and procedures to prevent child abuse by those within the church.
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‘Unplanned’ isn’t fun to watch, but it’s necessary viewing

It’s an important movie that will challenge your thinking, even if you already consider yourself pro-life.
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Hagerstown’s St. Maria Goretti High will move in fall

St. Maria Goretti High School President Chris Cosentino announced to the school community at a meeting March 21 that the school will move in fall 2019 to a new campus, due to the current academic building sitting in a flood plain.
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Archdiocese ends 2018 fiscal year with surplus

The Archdiocese of Baltimore finished the 2018 fiscal year in better financial shape than the prior year, primarily because of improvements in the stock market, which especially helped recover some of the unfunded balance in the archdiocese’s retirement fund.
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Archbishop Lori restricts ministry of Bishop Bransfield and Bishop Bennett in dioceses

Archbishop Lori has announced restrictions on the ministry of Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, retired bishop of Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, W.V., and Bishop Gordon D. Bennett, S.J., former auxiliary bishop of Baltimore and a former bishop of the Diocese of Mandeville, Jamaica.
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‘Pea toast’ and other sacrifices

We fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday and abstain from meat on the other Fridays of the season, but it’s not much of a sacrifice to splurge on lobster instead of beef as a Lenten meal.
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Applications open for Archdiocesan Pastoral Council

In re-establishing an Archdiocesan Pastoral Council, Archbishop William E. Lori hopes the new group of lay advisers will be guided by the Holy Spirit and will help the Archdiocese of Baltimore evaluate “what are we doing right, what are we doing wrong, what have we not thought about,” according to Mary Ellen Russell, director of...
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Hundreds of Catholics visit state legislators

Catholics from throughout Maryland gathered in Annapolis Feb. 21 to learn about legislative issues and meet their lawmakers during an event sponsored by the Maryland Catholic Conference.
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Maryland fetal homicide bill would enable murder charges for death of younger fetus

Mark Wallen spoke Feb. 21 at a news conference in Annapolis to promote Senate Bill 561/House Bill 757, also known as “Laura and Reid’s Law,” which would expand fetal homicide protections to as few as eight weeks’ gestation.
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