Obituaries

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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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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‘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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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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Trinitarian’s ministry ranged from prison to Head Start to Franciscan Center

Trinitarian Father Aaron Dowdell, whose ministry in the Archdiocese of Baltimore included a refuge for men experiencing homelessness, Head Start programs and directing the Franciscan Center, died Feb. 13.
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Notre Dame Prep headmistress who ushered school into 21st Century dies at 87

Sister Christine Marie Mulcahy of the School Sisters of Notre Dame was remembered for both her leadership of Notre Dame Preparatory School and of her congregation.
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Sister Marie Joseph Kerr, O.S.F., ministered in nursing

Sister Marie Joseph Kerr ministered at what is now the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson.
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Sister Edith Stricker, D.C., religious sister for eight decades, dies at 98

Sister Edith Stricker, D.C., was born in Baltimore and ministered as a Daughter of Charity for 80 years.
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School Sister served as Keough principal, college treasurer, provincial leader

School Sister of Notre Dame Dorothy Catherine Arthur died Feb. 8. Her ministry ranged from secondary education to colleges to helping lead her order.
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