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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Little Sisters of the Poor believe they were robbed after Christmas shopping

Apparent Good Samaritans turned out to be nothing of the sort after allegedly stealing Christmas presents from two Little Sisters of the Poor outside the Costco in Columbia Nov. 26.
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‘Resilient faith:’ Josephites celebrate 125 years of ministry

The Baltimore-based Josephites celebrated their 125th anniversary with a special Mass Nov. 17 at the Baltimore Basilica.
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St. John Vianney’s heart will be available for veneration in Baltimore

The incorrupt heart of one of the Catholic Church’s most beloved saints will be available for public veneration Nov. 10-11 at St. Mary’s Historic Seminary Chapel on Paca Street in Baltimore as part of a national relic tour sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
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Baltimore parish celebrates 150th anniversary of precious icon’s arrival

“This icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help came to accompany her sons and daughters – all of us migrants here, all of us new to this country,” the superior general said.
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Baltimore’s religious and civic leaders mourn 11 slain in Pittsburgh

On All Souls Day, a day when Catholics and those of other Christian denominations pray for the dead, religious and civic leaders from around Baltimore gathered at the Weinberg Park Heights Jewish Community Center in Baltimore Nov. 2 to remember the 11 people slain at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh nearly one week...
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Archbishop Lori meets with priests to hear concerns, offer support

Archbishop William E. Lori met with more than 100 priests Aug. 28 at St. Margaret in Bel Air to offer his support and to listen to their concerns approximately two weeks after the release of the Pennsylvania grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse.
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New superintendent excited about ‘Year of Service’

Encouraging students to reach out to others through community service has always been a critical part of Catholic education. This year, however, helping others is getting even more attention as the Archdiocese of Baltimore has declared the 2018-19 school year a “Year of Service.”
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Former Mount St. Joseph teacher accused of abuse

Xaverian Brother Robert Flaherty, a former teacher at Mount St. Joseph High School in Baltimore, has been removed from active ministry by his religious community following an allegation that he sexually abused a minor in the mid-1980s.
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Archdiocesan leader in human resources dies at 75

Hired by Archbishop William D. Borders in 1979 as director of personnel services for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Kelly worked for 24 years at the Catholic Center in the field of human resources.
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Maryland Catholic Conference opposes Maryland Constitutional Amendment on abortion

Jennifer Briemann, executive director of the Maryland Catholic Conference, said lawmakers and voters should be greatly concerned about House of Delegates Speaker Michael Busch's plan to introduce legislation establishing a woman’s “right” to abortion via a Maryland Constitutional Amendment on the 2020 ballot.
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Baltimore Basilica launches plan to be ‘radically open’

Leaders of the Baltimore Basilica are launching a plan to increase the hours the church is open, while simultaneously commissioning "urban missionaries" whose ministry will focus on developing relationships with people on the city’s streets.
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