Press Release

Cardinal Keeler and Youth to “Walk the Walk” at Ninth Annual Youth and Young Adult Pilgrimage

Cardinal William H. Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore, will lead approximately 650 young people in a pilgrimage through the streets of Baltimore to mark the beginning of Holy Week on Saturday, March 23, 2002. This year’s Youth Pilgrimage will feature some youth and young adults dressed to represent saints and religious leaders of yesterday and today....
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Cardinal’s Lenten Appeal 2002 Begins

Ten years since established by Cardinal William H. Keeler in 1992, the Cardinal’s Lenten Appeal has raised over $30 million dollars, providing crucial support for programs including: Educating children and youth Helping the poor and those in need Strengthening the Church – through evangelization, liturgical programs and social ministries Supporting the work of the Holy...
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Sixteen From Central Region to Receive Archdiocesan Medal of Honor Sunday

On Sunday, January 27, 2002, during a Mass that begins at 3:00 p.m. at St. Ann Church in Hagerstown, MD, Bishop W. Francis Malooly, Western Vicar for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, will award Archdiocesan Medals of Honor to 16 persons from 12 different parishes scattered across the central region of Maryland. At least 10 additional...
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In the Archdiocese of Baltimore beginning this year, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord will be observed on the Seventh Sunday of Easter (May 12, 2002) rather than on the Thursday after the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

On Thursday, January 24, 2002, Pope John Paul II will travel in pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy where he will host a day of prayer and meetings with other leaders of world religious bodies, seeking to find paths to peace for many parts of the world embroiled in violence and war. In Baltimore on that day,...
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Feast of the Ascension Moves to Sunday

In the Archdiocese of Baltimore beginning this year, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord will be observed on the Seventh Sunday of Easter (May 12, 2002) rather than on the Thursday after the Sixth Sunday of Easter. The Province of Baltimore, including the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Dioceses of Arlington, Richmond, Wheeling-Charleston...
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Rallies Monday for Textbook Funding Relief

Rallies to encourage continued Maryland General Assembly support for a textbook loan program for non-public school students are scheduled to take place on Monday, January 7, 2002 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at 14 different Catholic school locations across the Archdiocese. The program authorizes the state to purchase non-religious textbooks for loan to children attending...
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Statement Regarding the Arrest of Father Thomas Rydzewski

Wednesday morning, December 12, at approximately 10:00 a.m., agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Father Thomas Rydzewski in the rectory of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, in Baltimore. Father Rydzewski was Associate Pastor at the Cathedral. Following his arrest, the Archdiocese placed him on administrative leave and removed his faculties to perform...
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Two Chapels in East Baltimore to Close

Two Southeast Baltimore Catholic chapels, established by Highlandtown’s Sacred Heart of Jesus parish during World War II to serve a bulging Catholic population employed in nearby industries, will close on January 27, 2002. Holy Redeemer Chapel, at 800 South Oldham Street and Saint Gerard Chapel, at Charlotte & Cardiff Avenues responded to the needs of...
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Annual Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass scheduled for Sunday at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen 2001

The annual archdiocesan Mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe will be celebrated Sunday, December 9, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen at 5200 North Charles Street in Baltimore. His Excellency Victor B. Galeone, Archbishop of St. Augustine, Florida, will be principal celebrant. Cardinal William H. Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore, will...
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Historic skylights being installed in the Great Dome of the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On Monday, November 19, 2001, at 1:45 p.m., media are invited to join Cardinal William H. Keeler, principal architect John G. Waite, and general contractor Henry Lewis as workers complete the installation of four skylights in the Great Dome of the Basilica of the Assumption in Baltimore. (Cardinal Keeler will be available only briefly at...
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Southeast Baltimore Catholic Academy Governance Realigned

Today, staff, pastors, faculties and parents of children at the Southeast Baltimore Catholic Academy (SEBCA) were informed that the management of the consortium of five, pre-K to 8th grade campuses and the Our Lady of the Rosary High School campus in southeast Baltimore has been realigned, effective immediately. Until today, governance for the academy had...
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Bishop-Elect Galeone to be Honored in Archdiocesan Farewell Mass

Eighty-four priests of the Archdiocese of Baltimore will celebrate Bishop-elect Victor B. Galeone’s long history of service to the Church in the Archdiocese of Baltimore with a special Mass on Thursday, August 9, 2001 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore. Bishop-elect Galeone will serve as main celebrant, with Cardinal...
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