Obituaries

Sister Mary Christopher Bourke, former principal who served students well beyond graduation, dies

Serving mainly in education, Sister Mary Christopher was appointed principal of the former Mount St. Agnes High School in Baltimore at age 30, a position she held for most of her ministry.
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As in his life, all welcomed at Cardinal Keeler’s funeral Mass

Mourners from near and far, and all walks of life and various creeds, filled the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland March 28 for the funeral Mass of Cardinal Keeler.
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Cardinal Keeler entombed in basilica undercroft

“There’s no more appropriate place for the cardinal to be buried than this place he truly, truly loved with all his heart,” said Father Gilbert Seitz.
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Cardinal Keeler remembered: ‘There goes a prince’

Father Michael White remembered Cardinal Keeler as a "tornado" of nonstop work who considered it the "highest form of asceticism" to never waste a moment.
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Cardinal Keeler lightened load for pallbearers, other priests

Several pallbearers talked about the genuine care and concern Cardinal Keeler showed for the priests of the archdiocese.
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Cardinal Keeler’s body received at Baltimore Basilica

Ten pallbearers carried the casket up the steps of the U.S.’s first cathedral, which Cardinal Keeler had restored to the vision of its architect, Benjamin Henry Latrobe
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‘Light of hope’: Cardinal Keeler, basilica restorer, interfaith leader, dies at 86

Cardinal William H. Keeler, 14th archbishop of Baltimore and international leader in Catholic-Jewish relations, died March 23.
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Archbishop Lori praises ‘solid foundations’ left by Cardinal Keeler

“In many ways, it makes my job easier, because he left such solid foundations,” Archbishop Lori said.
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Monsignor Armstrong remembered for ‘forming friendships in Christ’

Cardinal Stafford praised Monsignor Robert Armstrong’s welcoming spirit to people in the parishes he served.
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Monsignor Armstrong, beloved rector of Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, dies at 81

“The church asked him to become a father to the people of God and he did that extraordinarily well,” Father Seitz said.
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The John Carroll School mourns the loss of a good friend, smiling presence

Classmates, faculty and staff of The John Carroll School remembered Joshua Hamer as a smiling, upbeat member of the school community.
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