Cardinal DiNardo calls bishops to be trustworthy like Barnabas

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo focused on the feast of St. Barnabas in his homily June 11 during a Mass at the end of the first day of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' spring meeting.
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Archbishop Lori: Aspects of episcopal accountability already in place in Baltimore

As the U.S. bishops gathered in Baltimore June 11 for their spring meeting, holding bishops accountable for their own conduct and their actions or inaction in handling clergy sexual abuse of minors was the focus of the morning presentations.
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Archbishop Lori adds details on Bishop Bransfield investigation

Archbishop William E. Lori released additional details June 5 about the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and financial improprieties against Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, former bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, W.Va.
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Baltimore Basilica to host veneration of St. Pio relics

Six relics of St. Pio of Petrelcina – a Capuchin priest widely known as Padre Pio – will be on display and available for prayer and veneration June 14-15 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore.
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Archdiocese, Review Board release 2018 reports on child and youth protection

More than 30,000 adults and 39,000 children received safe environment training in the 2018 fiscal year, according to the annual child protection report from the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Archdiocesan leaders respond to pope’s reforms on accountability

Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori welcomed Pope Francis’ May 9 document clarifying and revising norms and procedures for holding bishops and religious superiors accountable in protecting minors as well as in protecting members of religious orders and seminarians from abuse. “I welcome his motu proprio, ‘Vos Estis Lux Mundi’(‘You Are the Light of the World’),...
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#IAmCatholic: Archdiocesan movement helps people share faith experiences

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has launched a new website to help people share their experience of the Catholic faith.
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Bishops hear pain, hope at racism listening session in Baltimore

Participants in a racism listening session sponsored by the Archdiocese of Baltimore April 29 brought a variety of experiences to the attention of Baltimore’s bishops and an audience of more than 250.
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Archdiocese publishes names of clergy accused of abuse after their death

The Archdiocese of Baltimore published April 24 an additional 23 names of priests who had been accused of child sexual abuse after they were deceased.
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Issues of concern to Catholics advance in 2019 Maryland General Assembly

The 2019 session of the Maryland General Assembly ended with last-minute wins on issues that the Maryland Catholic Conference was watching.
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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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