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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Listening session will share experiences of racism in the Catholic Church

Three months after Archbishop William E. Lori published his second pastoral reflection on racism, the Archdiocese of Baltimore will offer an April 29 listening session at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore to present the firsthand experiences of invited speakers who have faced racism in the Catholic Church.
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‘Sister Hildie’ was beloved presence at IND for more than six decades

“She knew every nook and cranny of IND,” Sister Patricia McCarron said. “She had a window into the heart of every single IND girl. She was the spirit of IND.”
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Nun offers hope and healing in keynote address to pastoral leaders

“Jesus Christ did not come and suffer and die for us so that we be good little girls and boys,” she said, “He came that we might have life and have it to the full and that our life would be completely transformed unto glory.”
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Religious sister offers hope and healing in keynote address to pastoral leaders

“Jesus Christ did not come and suffer and die for us so that we be good little girls and boys,” she said, “He came that we might have life and have it to the full and that our life would be completely transformed unto glory.”
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Major relic of St. John Vianney returning to Archdiocese of Baltimore for veneration

At a time of unrest in the Catholic Church and the nation, several priests in the Archdiocese of Baltimore said they hope the upcoming visit of a major relic of a 19th-century priest known for his holiness will inspire genuine change.
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