Little Sisters of the Poor stand firm against mandate

The sisters object to having to provide contraceptives, sterilizations and abortifacient drugs within their employee health insurance coverage.
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Catonsville family plans heart center in China

Ann Bartlinski and her husband, Ed, are in the process of opening a heart center in Beijing, China, called “Love You More Heart Home” for orphans and children of poor families
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Remembering a friend

Christopher Gaul died Oct. 18, 2012. (CR file photo)Kneeling in the small parking garage at Catholic Review headquarters about a decade ago, Christopher Gaul and I went to work changing a flat tire on his small sports utility vehicle. Gaul, my former managing editor, confidently wielded an iron wrench to unloosen lug
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WWII prisoner of war recalls capture, redemption

U.S. Army Air Corps Corporal Leo Wojciechowski took part in a ceremony at the Pentagon honoring U.S. prisoners of war.
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Of haberdasheries and ‘Death Dust’

For years, a tattered and taped copy of the Aug. 30, 1902, issue of The Catholic Mirror has jockeyed for attention on my sometimes-cluttered desk at the Catholic Review.
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All in the family: Seminarians include pair of brothers

The priesthood is all in the family for two pairs of brothers in the Baltimore archdiocese.
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Bishop Gossman, first urban vicar, dies at 83

Bishop F. Joseph Gossman, a former auxiliary bishop of Baltimore who served as the archdiocese’s first urban vicar, died Aug. 12.
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This Priest Appreciation Day, thank priests who change lives

Father Dale Picarella had just finished greeting a mob of parishioners at the end of Mass when I approached him in the sacristy with a special request. Would he visit my mother at Bayview Medical Center in East Baltimore as she was recovering from cancer surgery?
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John Harbaugh connects faith, work and family

Some of the best advice John Harbaugh ever received came on the day Steve Bisciotti hired him as head coach.
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Harbaugh parents brace for ‘thrill of victory’ and ‘agony of defeat’

When the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers on Thanksgiving night in 2011 – and John Harbaugh beat younger brother, Jim, in the first-ever NFL matchup of coaching brothers, Jack Harbaugh peeked into the Ravens’ locker room after the game.
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