‘Ed’ Wall, former Catholic Review editor and veteran journalist, dies at 94

Arthur E. P. “Ed” Wall, a former editor of the Catholic Review from 1965 to 1971 who would later become director and editor-in-chief of what is now Catholic News Service, died Jan. 18 in Orland Park, Ill. He was 94.
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Towson University students among thousands inspired at FOCUS conference

A group of students from Towson University were among nearly 9,000 from across the country to attend Fellowship of Catholic University Students’ annual Student Leadership Summit, held at the Phoenix Convention Center in Arizona Dec. 30 to Jan. 3.
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NDP joins School Sisters of Notre Dame in nudging shoppers to help environment

Amid the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping outside a Giant food store in North Baltimore Dec. 7, a small group of School Sisters of Notre Dame joined teachers and students from Notre Dame Preparatory School in gently nudging shoppers to protect the environment.
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The more, the merrier

As the Christmas season approaches, George Matysek shares the joys of having five children age 5 and under.
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Pope Francis accepts Cardinal O’Brien’s resignation as leader of Rome-based order

Pope Francis announced Dec. 8 that he has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Edwin F. O’Brien as Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.
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Observation of Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception will be Dec. 9

Catholics are encouraged but not obligated to attend Mass Dec. 9 in honor of the observed solemnity. As always, Mass attendance on Sunday is obligated.
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‘Hardworking’ Baltimore County pastor renowned for hospitality dies suddenly

Father Michael W. Carrion, a longtime Baltimore County pastor known for his strong work ethic and boundless hospitality, died suddenly Nov. 30.
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Mid-Atlantic Congress designed to engage, inspire pastoral leaders

Pastoral and administrative leaders looking to learn about current trends and best practices in ministry while also enriching their spiritual lives are encouraged to attend the Mid-Atlantic Congress, set for Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at the Baltimore Hilton Hotel.
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Planned pro-life pregnancy center in downtown Baltimore gets boost

A long-anticipated project to convert a dilapidated building into a pro-life pregnancy resource center right next to Planned Parenthood in downtown Baltimore is getting new life after stalling for more than a year for lack of resources.
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Liberty Heights parishioner brings ‘youthful energy’ to outreach

“Our church has a lot of power to change the community that we actually live in," Hall said. "Since we have so much influence, we need to be back in the community, reaching out as best we can.”
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Laguna people are example of perseverance in faith, Archbishop Lori says

The native peoples of the Laguna community in New Mexico are a “living example” of perseverance in faith, Archbishop William E. Lori said Oct. 12 during a Mass at a historic 320-year-old mission church.
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Children reminded of their power at Rosary Congress

“I think you all have more power, and that’s because of the power of prayer,” said Father Boric, speaking Oct. 8 during a special children’s event on the fourth day of the 2019 archdiocesan Rosary Congress.
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