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St. Agnes extends invitation to fallen away Catholics

St. Agnes, Catonsville, is inviting Catholics who have become inactive in the church to take another look at the church. If individuals have friends or family members who have "fallen away" and are not sure how to reach out to them, members of the Catholics Returning Home team at St. Agnes would be pleased to...
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Episcopal bishop and wife return to Catholic Church

ALBANY, N.Y. – Bishop Daniel W. Herzog, recently retired Episcopal bishop of Albany, and his wife, Carol, have left the Episcopal Church and re-entered full communion with the Catholic Church. Both were raised as Catholics and joined the Episcopal Church as adults. In a letter to his successor, Bishop William H. Love, Bishop Herzog said...
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Summer stories needed

Have a humorous summertime story to share? The Catholic Review seeks grilling and swimming pool anecdotes for our May 31 Summer Sizzle special section.
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Cool Kids Campaign offers reading challenge

March kicked off the four-week Cool Kids Campaign Reading Challenge and six Catholic schools have opened their books: St. Pius X School, Rodgers Forge; Holy Family School, Randallstown; St. Ursula School, Parkville; St. Katharine, Baltimore; St. Margaret School, Bel Air; and School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Homeland.
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Online courses meet teachers’ recertification needs

In their quest to meet recertification criteria mandated by the Maryland State Department of Education, teachers have an alternative to spending $1,500 per graduate level course at a state or private college. Labeled “the best kept secret” by adjunct professor Teri Wilkins, the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Educational Technology Leadership Program is delivering convenience and quality...
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Catholic community responds to tsunami

Though the April 2 tsunami that devastated several Solomon Islands villages occurred halfway across the globe from St. Dominic, Hamilton, parishioners were urged to help in the relief effort. St. Dominic pastor Father James P. Kiesel added a special collection to his Easter Sunday Masses and said it was even more important to reach out...
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Laity takes role seriously

What should be the role of the laity in the Catholic Church in 2007? Catholic Review columnist George Weigel recently discussed “Pope Benedict XVI and the Future of the Catholic Church” at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Homeland, March 14, and gave an excellent presentation.
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St. Francis de Sales accepts the challenge

Members of the St. Vincent de Paul committee at St. Francis de Sales, Abingdon, signed their parish up for a $1 million challenge sponsored by the Feinstein Foundation to help fight hunger in their community. “Through the St. Vincent de Paul Society we set aside time for people in the community to come in and...
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Spanish-language Bible course offered to Catholic inmates

MILWAUKEE – Dismas Ministry, a Milwaukee-based national outreach program for Catholic inmates, has begun distributing a Spanish-language Bible-study correspondence course for prisoners. The course is called “Dios con Nosotros” and is the Spanish version of “God With Us,” a Bible study course especially designed for prisoners.
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Cardinal calls pre-election arms smuggling ‘danger signal’

LAGOS, Nigeria – Lagos Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie called the smuggling of arms into Nigeria a few weeks before the general elections a “danger signal.” “These arms are not in the military barracks; neither are they in the hands of law enforcement agents who are authorized to carry arms,” he said. Speaking with media executives...
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Church must take sin seriously but stress God’s mercy

VATICAN CITY – The Catholic Church must take sin seriously, but it must do so like Jesus did, by emphasizing God’s mercy and trust in the sinner’s ability to change, said the preacher of the papal household. In criticizing the Pharisees, “Jesus does not deny that sin and sinners exist,” said Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa,...
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Catholic Daughters sponsor scholarship tea

The Maryland State Court Scholarship Tea sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas will take place April 22 from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Musket Ridge Golf Club, Myersville.
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