Catholic faith shapes Phil Klay and bestselling war author’s writing

“I think a Catholic worldview inflects how I think about sin, about fallibility, about ritual and community and suffering, about being a physical body in the world, but also about being more than mere matter,” Phil Klay said.
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Pope names Bishop Rozanski, Baltimore native, as Archbishop of St. Louis

Pope Francis has named Baltimore native Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of the Diocese of Springfield, Mass., as the 10th archbishop of St. Louis.
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Remembering Father Hull

Father Hull was an immense storehouse of knowledge and sharp as a tack even as he pushed 100.
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Father John Kemper, restorer of historic St. Mary’s Seminary Chapel, dies at 62

Sulpician Father John Kemper, the driving force behind the restoration of the historic St. Mary’s Seminary Chapel on Paca Street in Baltimore and a former superior for his religious society’s Province of the United States, died May 21 after an 18-month battle with esophageal cancer.
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Father John Worgul, a priest of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, will lead Sykesville parish

Archbishop William E. Lori has appointed a priest of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter as pastor of St. Joseph in Sykesville.
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Archdiocese of Baltimore develops plans for reopening

Anticipating the day when the functions of the church can be reopened to the public in a gradual way that protects the health of the general population, leaders of the Archdiocese of Baltimore are developing post-quarantine guidelines and protocols regarding liturgy, the sacraments and related concerns.
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Archbishop Lori to offer consecration prayers entrusting United States to Mary

Archbishop Lori's consecration prayers will be streamed from the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland at 3 p.m. on the Archdiocese of Baltimore's Facebook page and its online Mass page
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Franciscan Center triples the amount of people it feeds during pandemic

The Franciscan Center in Baltimore has more than tripled the number of people it feeds during the coronavirus pandemic and expects those numbers to keep climbing as more people experiencing poverty or homelessness struggle with access to food.
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Our Daily Bread keeps up with surge in demand

Even though Our Daily Bread Employment Center’s flow of donated casseroles has dwindled over the last few months and it had to suspend the use of volunteers, the Catholic Charities-run outreach has kept up with a substantial increase in demand for meals during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Archbishop Lori to lead livestreamed Divine Mercy Mass and Chaplet from Baltimore Basilica

Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, supreme chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, will celebrate a special livestreamed Mass for Divine Mercy Sunday on April 19 at 3 p.m. at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore.
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Baltimore Archdiocese offers memorial page for victims of coronavirus

The Archdiocese of Baltimore launched a page on its website April 13 for people throughout the archdiocese to memorialize loved ones who have died of the coronavirus and to offer the prayers and support of the entire Catholic community.
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Spiritual communion helps connect Catholics to Christ

“It’s a sincere prayer saying that you believe that Jesus is present in the holy sacrament,” Father Poston explained, “and you desire to receive him and love him. But since you can’t, you invite Jesus to come into your heart and soul and be with you.”
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