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Calvert Hall athletics caps a spring to remember

At Calvert Hall College High School in Towson, athletes expect to play into late spring. That was never more evident than this year, when historic runs by the lacrosse and baseball teams capped a memorable season for the Christian Brothers school’s varsity programs. Calvert Hall had more than 200 athletes participate in six varsity sports,...
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Vatican official: Easter attacks were an act against all of Sri Lanka

One of the Vatican's top officials visited Sri Lanka to show solidarity with Catholics still reeling from the Easter suicide bombings that claimed more than 250 lives and injured more than 400.
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Washington’s new archbishop urges renewed faith amid recent challenges

During his installation ceremony as the new archbishop of Washington, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory acknowledged the struggles that have recently impacted the Catholic Church and urged Catholic leaders and laity not to lose faith.
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People-to-people diplomacy suggested to ease U.S.-Iran tensions

Steps to open avenues for people-to-people diplomacy would go a long way to tamp down tensions between the United States and Iran, said a U.N. representative of Pax Christi International.
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Pastorate planning focuses on mission priorities

Over the past 18 months, nine pilot pastorates and eight Phase IA pastorates have taken Archbishop Lori’s pastoral letter and Pope Francis’ words in “Evangelii Gaudium” (“The Joy of the Gospel”) to heart, considering what it means to be a pastorate that is “suitably channeled for the evangelization of today’s world rather than for her...
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Throwing away food is like throwing away people, pope says

Pope Francis condemned food waste, saying throwing away food is like throwing away people.
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Washington’s archbishop plans to get ‘out in field’ to meet people, listen

The "first and most important thing" is "getting out in the field and meeting the people," Archbishop Gregory told Catholic News Service in a May 17 interview.
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Calvert Hall, Curley claim MIAA lacrosse titles with dominant performances 

Calvert Hall became the first lacrosse program to win three straight A Conference championships since the early 1950s with its 17-5 defeat of St. Mary's.
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Cardinal ‘Fix It’: Almoner’s job is to model direct charity

The office of papal almoner has existed since early in the 13th century. While the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and Caritas Internationalis, along with its national partners, are responsible for large-scale development, relief and advocacy projects, the almoner's office is focused on person-to-person charity.
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Garrett County parishioners maintain strong faith, serve others

Jean and Bill Schrider are active parishioners at Western Maryland's St. Peter the Apostle in Oakland who volunteer in hospice ministry.
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Two attacks in two days leave 10 Catholics dead in Burkina Faso

Catholic leaders in Burkina Faso appealed for unity and solidarity after two attacks on Catholics in two days left nine laypeople and a priest dead.
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Archdiocese, Review Board release 2018 reports on child and youth protection

More than 30,000 adults and 39,000 children received safe environment training in the 2018 fiscal year, according to the annual child protection report from the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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