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Physician to lead Mercy Health Services as longtime CEO retires

Mercy Health Services has selected Dr. David N. Maine to become the new president and CEO of the Baltimore Catholic health system.
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Archdiocese ‘for’ Baltimore highlighted at Center Stage event

If Ray Kelly can turn things around, so can Baltimore City. That was among the takeaways Jan. 15 at Center Stage, when the Archdiocese of Baltimore and Catholic Charities of Baltimore were host to a “Faith in Baltimore” program.
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Cumberland couple marks 70 years of marriage and religious tolerance

Dorothy and Fred Squires are celebrating 70 years of marriage. They have inculcated a sense of respect for religious diversity among their children.
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Archbishop Lori urges more security funding for religious sites

Sens. Benjamin Cardin and Christopher Van Hollen, both Maryland Democrats, joined Archbishop William E. Lori and other local faith leaders to call for increased federal funding to strengthen security at religious sites amid a recent rise in anti-Semitic attacks.
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Towson University students among thousands inspired at FOCUS conference

A group of students from Towson University were among nearly 9,000 from across the country to attend Fellowship of Catholic University Students’ annual Student Leadership Summit, held at the Phoenix Convention Center in Arizona Dec. 30 to Jan. 3.
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Sister James Frances McGlashen, O.S.F., dies at 100

A funeral Mass will be offered Jan. 15 for Franciscan Sister James Frances McGlashen at Assisi House in Aston, Pa.
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Middle Ground: St. Stephen School in Bradshaw opens new building for grades 6-8

White boards share wall space with BenQ interactive flat-screen boards that connect to a computer, the Internet or TV, and work with other high-tech tools.
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New Maryland Catholic Conference director sees opportunities for collaboration

Kraska comes to Maryland from a 12-year stint as executive director of the Colorado Catholic Conference. She also served in the past as president of the National Association of State Catholic Conference Directors.
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Counsel the Doubtful: Across archdiocese, parishioners give to crisis pregnancy centers

“One of the most loving decisions you can make is to carry a child and then let someone else adopt it,” O’Connell said. “There can be a stigma attached to adoption. Abortion is easier to hide, it’s more appealing. That’s what we’re up against.”
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Twenty in 2020: Enjoy these family events in the coming year

The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph falls on the Sunday between Christmas and New Year’s. In following their model as a Christian family, here are 20 ways to share faith and fellowship over the coming year in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Sister Joan Tobin, OSF, served St. Joseph Medical Center

A funeral Mass was to be offered Jan. 3 in Aston, Pa., for Sister Joan Christine Tobin. A professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 52 years, the former Sister Joseph Christi died there Dec. 27, at age 85.
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Archbishop Lori’s 2019 Christmas Message

As we gather with our family and friends this Christmas season to celebrate the blessed birth of our Savior, let us be mindful of our privilege as Christians to care for the poor, the downtrodden and all those subjected to isolation and neglect. 
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