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Maryland attorney general will review archdiocesan records related to sexual abuse of children

In a letter sent Sept. 24 to the clergy of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Archbishop William E. Lori informed priests and deacons that the archdiocese has been in discussions with Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh about an investigation of records related to the sexual abuse of children.
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Pope in Lithuania: Don’t let anti-Semitism, hatred resurge

Outside the former KGB headquarters in Vilnius, Pope Francis ended a day of paying homage to victims of totalitarianism and of warning Lithuanians to be attentive to any signs of anti-Semitism or hatred.
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Vatican signs provisional agreement with China on naming bishops

For the first time in decades, all of the Catholic bishops in China are in full communion with the pope, the Vatican announced.
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Archdiocese of Baltimore to hold virtual town-hall meetings for input on sexual abuse crisis

“Because we were not able to invite everyone to the regional conversations we have already held, we are using two communications platforms – MyParish app and Flocknote – to facilitate conversations and solicit input from the wider archdiocesan community surrounding specific issues related to the abuse crisis,” the archbishop said.
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Church plans third-party abuse reporting system, code of conduct

Pledging to "heal and protect with every bit of the strength God provides us," the U.S. bishops' Administrative Committee Sept. 19 outlined actions to address the abuse crisis, including approving the establishment of a third-party confidential reporting system for claims of any abuse by bishops.
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Inaugural Faith Fest attracts 2,000 to Harford County

The inaugural Faith Fest in Harford County featured opportunities for worship, along with plenty of fun, family-friendly activities culminating in a colorful fireworks display.
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Archbishop Lori hears faithful’s concerns about scandals

In the five weeks after a Pennsylvania grand jury released a report detailing allegations of sexual abuse of more than 1,000 minors by 301 priests, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore visited more than a dozen locations in the archdiocese
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Catholic Charities distributes disaster relief to areas hit by Florence

The Carolinas were hard hit with record rainfall and flooding rivers from tropical storm Florence since it made landfall Sept. 14. And although the storm was downgraded from a hurricane to a Category 1 tropical storm, it still caused extensive water damage.
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Second Rosary Congress set for Oct. 7-13

The Archdiocese of Baltimore is presenting its second Rosary Congress Oct. 7-13 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, in Sicily, honors priest martyred by Mafia

Honoring a priest shot at point-blank range by the Mafia, Pope Francis insisted that true happiness and a real change in Sicilian society will come only when people love and care for one another rather than trying to grab as much money and power as they can.
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Archbishop Lori with West Virginia’s faithful on ‘journey of healing, reconciliation and a hopeful future’

The goal of this investigation is to arrive at the truth and justice for the good of individuals involved and for the common good of the church we love,” Archbishop Lori said.
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