More than 2,200 graduate from 20 Catholic high schools in Archdiocese of Baltimore

Twenty Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore graduated a combined 2,210 seniors this spring.
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Amen: On a humble man, and famous last words

As a priest, Monsignor Bastress was in fact enlisted to act “in persona Christi” – in the person of Christ – throughout various aspects of his ministry.
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After nearly 66 years in ministry, Monsignor Bastress retires

Pastor of the National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori in Baltimore since 1998, Monsignor Bastress has ministered throughout the archdiocese since his May 19, 1951, ordination at the Baltimore Basilica.
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The big payback: Aspiring priest tackles student debt

With a degree in neuroscience and a job as a research assistant at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Oliver Avaritt had his life pretty well in order when he decided to hand it over to God and join the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph.
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‘Richly Blessed’: St. Lawrence Martyr opens new parish complex

While a church being replaced with a beerhall is sadly not uncommon in this day and age, the reverse is newsworthy.
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‘Sisters’: Seton Keough students say farewell

Students, faculty and staff expressed sadness over the school’s closing, 28 years after the merger of Archbishop Keough and Seton high schools, but hope as well.
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Three ordained to transitional diaconate for Archdiocese of Baltimore

Just before he ordained them to the transitional diaconate, Archbishop William E. Lori had some advice for William Keown, John Streifel and John Martínez. Pray. Pray hard. Pray without ceasing. “It’s not enough to be a professional prayer,” the archbishop said in his homily at their May 27 ordination Mass at the Baltimore Basilica. “After...
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Hampden parish, born in storm, celebrates 150 years of harmony

“It’s a great jewel in Hampden, it really is,” said parishioner Christine Barrasso of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish.
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How West Baltimore is rising to the challenge of ‘missionary discipleship’

“We basically took the archbishop’s pastoral (letter) and sort of stretched it apart,” explained Capuchin Franciscan Father Paul Zaborowski, pastor of St. Ambrose.
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‘Where does the time go?’: Hunt Valley parish celebrates 25 years

Archbishop Lori celebrated a special Mass marking the 25th anniversary of the Catholic Community of St. Francis Xavier.
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Commitment to Immaculate Heart of Mary School transcends generations

“It has always felt like a community and a family here – always,” Terri Archibald said.
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