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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Graduation profile: Calvert Hall graduate already adept at urban planning

Matthew Kearney was inspired to think about how unused public spaces in Baltimore might be better used.
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Catholics remember, mourn victims killed in Capital Gazette shootings

“We pray for the eternal rest of those who died,” Archbishop Lori said. “We also pray for their families, friends and colleagues in journalism who mourn their loss.”
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National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes in Emmitsburg shares vision for growth

The National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes in Emmitsburg has a vision for expansion that would include a new church and prayer pathway.
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Baltimore’s crisis pregnancy centers will not be forced to post government-mandated signs

“I am reminded of a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that ‘the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice,’” Archbishop Lori said.
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Archbishop Lori praises Supreme Court ruling on pregnancy centers

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 June 26 that a California law that placed requirements on crisis pregnancy centers that oppose abortion violated the First Amendment.
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Are you called? Signs of a religious vocation come in various forms

Sister Lourdes Marie Miranda, vocations director for the Little Sisters of the Poor, points to signs of a religious vocation.
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Cardinal Turkson to celebrate Mass at Baltimore Basilica

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, will celebrate the 5:30 p.m. Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore June 16.
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Nun who served in Baltimore believed murdered by nephew

Sister Angela Miller, a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary who served six years in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, is believed to have died in an April 28 fire set at her home in Scranton, Pa., by her nephew, Alan Smith.
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