Shortened legislative session yields mixed bag, new dynamic for Maryland Catholic Conference

Taking stock of the Maryland General Assembly’s abbreviated 2020 Legislative Session, Jenny Kraska pointed not to wins and losses but to the novel dynamic imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, which shortened the session.
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Screen time pays off for product of OLPH School in Ellicott City

Between worship at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, three AP classes at DeMatha, a spot on the Stags’ baseball team, Howard County rec league basketball and entertaining his younger sister, Ava, Noah Johnson found the time to, as he put it, “perfect my craft” and become the youngest-ever winner of Madden NFL 20 Challenge.
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Loyola University Maryland enjoys record Fulbright crop

With eight Fulbright Scholarship recipients for 2019, Loyola University Maryland has doubled its previous record for the prestigious awards.
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Petersville parishioner takes Gospel to the peripheries

“Missionary work is really a mandate, and not something special or unusual for us to be doing,” Smith wrote.
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New leaders to see Baltimore Archdiocese schools into 2020s

Nine Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore have new principals for the 2019-20 school year. They include the first lay leaders of elementary schools in Frederick and Howard counties, and a new order of women religious providing direction at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Baynesville.
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Another round with the Woodstock Nun

The fleeting image of the demure and habited nun furtively flashing the two-finger peace sign in the 1970 documentary “Woodstock” has floated softly through five decades now, a lasting if elusory symbol that touches on the historic music festival but ultimately alights someplace else.
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‘All God’s people’: Beans and Bread helps feed East Baltimore’s hungry

Feeding the hungry is work, but the approximately 14 volunteers (12 for lunch, two for breakfast) who keep Beans and Bread running into its fifth decade of service don’t see it that way.
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Blessed priest part of Mount’s impact

“Holiness isn’t our work; it’s the work of the Holy Spirit in us,” Monsignor Baker explained. “Priests have got to be docile, to grace and to the Holy Spirit.
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Names and Numbers: Meaningful milestones

The latest installment of Names and Numbers includes a parish, a school, and six religious sisters celebrating decades of ministry and service, as well as a state-of-the-art performance center, a Haiti Carnavale and a back-to-school event for West Baltimore children.
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High schools ‘go and make disciples’

Well-known for their solid academics and structured discipline, Catholic high schools across the Archdiocese of Baltimore are also engaged in a third mission, in effect for 2,000 years: evangelization.
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Catholic schools join national focus on early childhood

As the school year begins, institutions in the Archdiocese of Baltimore are focusing on a new demographic – preschoolers.
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After Charlottesville, Archbishop Lori prays for justice and peace before Baltimore City Council

“Give us the courage to excise from our midst anger, violence, hatred and bigotry, and the underlying sin of racism that is still so prevalent in our midst,” Archbishop Lori prayed.
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