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Archdiocese of Baltimore will use this moment in history to combat racism

Sherita Thomas will work with a team of consultants to initiate an arch­diocesan-wide series of dialogues on racism and assist in examining and improving efforts to increase diversity and inclusiveness at every level of the archdiocese.
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Catholic Review repeats as News Organization of the Year, earns other journalism awards

Catholic Review Media received 36 awards from the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, including the honor as large nondaily News Organization of the Year for the second year in a row.
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Catechesis is about a relationship, not just information, Vatican says

Teaching the faith is a work of evangelization meant to lead people to a deeper relationship with Jesus and not just impart information, said the updated "Directory for Catechesis."
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Kirk Gaddy, black Catholic educator and father figure to many, dies suddenly at 55

A lifelong parishioner of Historic St. Francis Xavier in Baltimore and major influence in the education of black youths from pre-K to college, Gaddy was in his second stint on the staff at St. Frances Academy, where he had been in the class of 1983. 
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Bishops praise Bolivians who seize drug-trafficking plane at airstrip

Bishops in Bolivia's Amazon region praised residents of a small town who seized a light plane, apparently owned by drug traffickers, that had violated their ban on landing at the local airstrip.
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Catholic faith shapes Phil Klay and bestselling war author’s writing

“I think a Catholic worldview inflects how I think about sin, about fallibility, about ritual and community and suffering, about being a physical body in the world, but also about being more than mere matter,” Phil Klay said.
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Young people call DACA ruling good news, but know battle not over

On June 18, the U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling said President Donald Trump could not stop the program with his 2017 executive order.
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A message from Archbishop Lori

I am truly grateful that we are able to gather together again in person to celebrate Mass and the Sacraments as jurisdictions throughout the State slowly proceed through the reopening process.
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American raised in Philadelphia among victims stabbed in England

An American who attended Catholic schools in Philadelphia was among three friends stabbed to death in a suspected terror attack in England.
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Five retiring school principals in Baltimore Archdiocese depart with cherished memories

Smith retired after 15 years as principal and 40 years in education. Other principals retiring included Deborah Glinowiecki of St. Ursula School in Parkville, Patricia McDermott of St. Mary Catholic School in Hagerstown, Terry Weiss of St. Louis School in Clarksville and Raymond Kiddy of Bishop Walsh School in Cumberland.
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St. Joan of Arc in Aberdeen celebrates 100th anniversary

From a humble start when several Catholics gathered for prayer to a community of 400 families, St. Joan of Arc Church persevered through its share of trials to grow into a vibrant parish that, despite the halting effects of the coronavirus pandemic, is proudly celebrating its milestone 100-year anniversary.
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Racial issues need ‘honest discussion,’ not destruction, says San Francisco archbishop

San Francisco's archbishop said June 20 the "toppling and defacing" of a statue of St. Junipero Serra and other statues in the city's Golden Gate Park is the latest example of some people using the current movement against racial injustice as a reason for violence, looting and vandalism.
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