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Panelists examine ‘human costs, moral implications’ of migration crisis

Facing the challenge of the migration crisis will require voices and actions taken up in solidarity with migrants across the globe, said a speaker at a Sept. 11 dialogue on immigration at Georgetown University.
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New pastoral council advising Archbishop Lori meets for the first time

A newly established Archdiocesan Pastoral Council met for the first time Sept. 14 for a formation retreat and orientation about the work of the archdiocese.
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St. Pius X in final stages of becoming ‘fully-integrated’ Montessori school

The only Catholic Montessori school in the state, St. Pius X in 2011 began transitioning to the individualized program, which is designed to allow students to learn at their own pace.
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In Baltimore kickoff to speaking tour, Irish abuse survivor says she is disappointed with global reforms

Clergy sexual abuse survivor Marie Collins kicked off a five-city U.S. speaking tour on “The Catholic Tipping Point” in Baltimore Sept. 10, noting that she is disappointed with the results of the Vatican summit on child protection and efforts toward accountability and transparency.
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Third Rosary Congress set for Oct. 5-11

The Archdiocese of Baltimore is presenting its third-annual Rosary Congress Oct. 5-11 as a way of encouraging people to pray for peace, grow in faith and develop a deeper relationship with Christ.
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Pope calls for global alliance to better educate young people

Pope Francis said the challenges facing humanity and the Earth are so urgent and important that he has invited world leaders, educators and young people to come to the Vatican next spring to launch a global alliance for building a new, more humane future.
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Road from Damascus: From Syria to Baltimore, physicians find, share compassion

What do School Sisters of Notre Dame, a poverty-stricken West Baltimorean and a Towson resident with heart disease have in common?
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On 9/11, pope greets Vatican, Muslim leaders promoting world peace

On a day remembered for the terrorist attacks against the United States, Pope Francis met with members of a committee of Muslim leaders and Vatican officials promoting a new era of dialogue and world peace.
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Memories of 9/11 attacks linger for fire department chaplain

Monsignor John Delendick, a longtime New York Fire Department chaplain who is currently pastor of St. Jude Church in Brooklyn, remembers Sept. 11, 2001, vividly.
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Ideological fixation, not ‘loyal criticism,’ feeds possibility of schism, pope says

Pope Francis told reporters he hoped and prayed the Catholic Church would not experience a new schism, but human freedom means people always have had and will have the "schism option."
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Amid economic growth, pope urges Mauritius to care for the young, poor

Statistical indicators show Mauritius' rapid economic growth has benefited all sectors of society, lifting thousands out of poverty over the past 30 years, but Pope Francis still urged the island's Catholics to be careful.
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Madonnari Arts Festival revives chalk work with Renaissance roots

With subjects as varied as saints and Madonnas, Martin Luther King Jr. and Harry Potter, madonnari came from Italy and Belgium, Germany and Mexico, along with about 10 local artists and local students.
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