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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Archbishop Flynn, former rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, dies at 86

Monsignor Farmer recalled that Archbishop Flynn often told Mount seminarians that the greatest work they would do as priests would involve the unexpected. That might involve hearing the confession of a stranger on a plane or answering a call in the middle of the night.
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Sister Paula Marie Phelan, a pioneer in pathology, dies at 105

Mercy Sister Paula Marie Phelan, a pioneer in pathology who devoted nearly half a century to ministry at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, died Sept. 12. She was 105.
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Former Ascension pastor and area high school principal dies at 93

Father Manuel R. Roman, a native of the U.S. Virgin Islands who was a few weeks shy of his 94th birthday when he died, was pastor of Church of the Ascension in Halethorpe from 1986 to his retirement in June 2005.
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Archbishop Lori promotes civility in political, church discourse

In a divided country where discussions of politics and religion seem to grow more coarse and discordant by the day, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori challenged his fellow members of the Knights of Columbus to model civility.
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Perfect joy: Sister Celia Ashton makes final profession as Carmelite

Lying prostrate in the chapel of the Carmelite Monastery in Towson as a throng of family and friends chanted the Litany of the Saints over her, Sister Celia Ashton thought of all the women who came before her and the others who will follow as Carmelite nuns. The special moment was a part of her...
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Spring cleaning with the ‘Trash Bashers’

The Trash Bashers of St. Mary of the Assumption in Govans take pride in their attempts to beautify York Road.
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Father Paul Reich, Marianist who welcomed hundreds into the Catholic Church, dies at 90

Father Reich, a Pittsburgh native who had two uncles who were Marianists, spent all his ministry at St. Joseph leading the RCIA program that welcomes people into the Catholic Church.
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