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How to survive Thanksgiving dinner with a side of impeachment

Nell Bolton suggests using the three Bs – binding, bonding and bridging – when engaging people with whom you disagree.
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Black Catholic History Month – 2019

Black Catholic History Month was established in 1990 through the advocacy of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus.
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Send your greetings to Pope Francis for his 50th priestly jubilee

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the priestly ordination of Pope Francis, Archbishop William E. Lori encourages Catholics from throughout the archdiocese to contribute to a special “spiritual bouquet” that the archbishop will present to the pope in December.
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Ask a veteran: Military backgrounds benefit parishes, schools

With Veterans Day Nov. 11, this installment of Positively Catholic looks at a Catholic school principal, a parish leader and a man studying to be a priest who took time to serve their country while continuing to serve God.
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Loyola University Maryland enjoys record Fulbright crop

With eight Fulbright Scholarship recipients for 2019, Loyola University Maryland has doubled its previous record for the prestigious awards.
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Calvert Hall’s depth, quality dominate MIAA cross country

After dominating the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association cross country championships Nov. 5, Owen Johnson and his Calvert Hall teammates had an unconventional warm-down.
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Sister Mary Montgomery, former co-superintendent of Baltimore Archdiocese schools, dies at 82

Sister Mary Montgomery, who broke new ground as co-superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died Oct. 29 in Wisconsin.
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Sister Kathleen Tobin, OSF, taught in Rosedale

Sister Kathleen Tobin, who had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 78 years, died Oct. 31 at age 102.
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Sister Mary Patrick Costello, D.C., taught in Baltimore Archdiocese

After teaching in New York and Washington, D.C., she taught at St. Martin School in Baltimore, 1967-76; St. Dominic School in Hamilton, 1982-90; and Mother Seton School in Emmitsburg, 1990-92. From 2000 to 2003 and again from 2006 to 2009 she was the assistant at Villa St. Michael in Emmitsburg.
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Bishop Michael J. Bransfield of Wheeling-Charleston, W.Va., is seen in this 2012 file photo.

Catholic bishops conference disinvites Bransfield from fall assembly

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, in consultation with the members of the USCCB Administrative Committee, has taken the highly unusual step of disinviting a fellow bishop from the conference's fall general assembly.
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Liberty Heights parishioner brings ‘youthful energy’ to outreach

“Our church has a lot of power to change the community that we actually live in," Hall said. "Since we have so much influence, we need to be back in the community, reaching out as best we can.”
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Soledad O’Brien to speak at scholarship dinner

Soledad O’Brien, an award-winning journalist who has ties to Baltimore, will be the keynote speaker at a Nov. 10 scholarship dinner benefiting African-American students who wish to go to Loyola Blakefield in Towson.
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