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Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Maryland conference elicits emotion, inspires action

More than 800 men participated in this year's Catholic Men's Fellowship conference at St. Joseph in Fullerton.
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Mary inspires, assists those seeking their vocation, pope says

Signing his document dedicated to young people, faith and discernment, Pope Francis said Mary, the mother of God, is a source of inspiration and strength for everyone who seeks to understand their vocation and remain faithful to it.
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Pope accepts resignation of embattled Chilean cardinal

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Chilean cardinal who has faced widespread criticism for his handling of cases of clerical sexual abuse in the country.
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Rector of Montreal’s St. Joseph’s Oratory stabbed during televised Mass

Father Claude Grou, rector of St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, was stabbed during a Mass March 22. The motive for the attack remains unknown.
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Hagerstown’s St. Maria Goretti High will move in fall

St. Maria Goretti High School President Chris Cosentino announced to the school community at a meeting March 21 that the school will move in fall 2019 to a new campus, due to the current academic building sitting in a flood plain.
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Archdiocese ends 2018 fiscal year with surplus

The Archdiocese of Baltimore finished the 2018 fiscal year in better financial shape than the prior year, primarily because of improvements in the stock market, which especially helped recover some of the unfunded balance in the archdiocese’s retirement fund.
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To protect Earth, change lifestyles, say church, indigenous leaders

Participants at the Washington gathering looked at some of the data showing what can happen if places such as the Amazon keep experiencing deforestation at the current rate.
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Mount St. Joseph defeats 2018 MIAA-A baseball champs on the road

An error-plagued Friar defense and timely Gael hitting broke open a scoreless game in the top of the fifth, as visiting Mount St. Joseph High School defeated the 2018 MIAA-A Conference Champion Archbishop Curley High School 5-0 March 20.
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Movie Review: ‘Five Feet Apart’

"Five Feet Apart" (Lionsgate), a generally engaging young-adult romantic drama about the redeeming power of sacrificial love, is aimed, with the precision of a heat-seeking missile, at 17-year-old girls.
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West Virginia’s attorney general files suit against diocese, bishop

The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston "strongly and unconditionally" rejects the state attorney general's assertion that "the diocese is not wholly committed to the protection of children."
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Academy for Life encourages parents to vaccinate children

Catholic parents should vaccinate their children for the good of their children and the community, and they can do so with a "clear conscience" that "the use of such vaccines does not signify some sort of cooperation in voluntary abortion," said the Pontifical Academy for Life.
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Worn marble steps of Holy Stairs to be uncovered for public to climb

For the first time in 300 years, the marble steps of the Holy Stairs will be free from the thick wooden panels installed in 1723 to protect the stairs and left uncovered for the public.
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