OBrien Articles

Attacks on Religious Freedom

Catholic Review Column May 5, 2011 Title: Attacks on Religious Freedom Still Exist at Home “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government...
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The Hopeful, Holy Men of Baltimore

The Catholic Review Though not a day of obligation and certainly not as faithfully observed as the other solemn days of Holy Week, the Chrism Mass, which is celebrated in our Archdiocese each Monday of Holy Week, is no less powerful or significant. The Chrism Mass is so called because it is the annual liturgical...
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Challenges are Opportunities for Future of our Church

The Catholic Review Dear People of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, The issue of a shortage of priests has always been with our Church. Whether in the early days of the newly reated Diocese of Baltimore or when European immigration was at its zenith, bishops have always contended with the issue of having enough priests to...
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