Press Release

Cardinal Keeler Joints in Celebrating 1,700 Years of Armenian Christianity

His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, will be the principal speaker at an ecumenical prayer service on Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 6:00 p.m. in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The public is invited to attend the prayer service, organized by the...
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Interfaith Groups to Present Holocaust Commemorative Menorah to Baltimore’s Saint Mary’s Seminary & University

In a 30-minute ceremony scheduled for 12:15 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2001 in Laubacher Hall at Saint Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, two Jewish-led groups will present a specially commissioned 4’ tall menorah to commemorate the Holocaust, highlighting continued Catholic/Jewish efforts at mutual understanding and education about the Holocaust and fostering continued improvement in...
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Bishop-Elect W. Francis Malooly Ordination Tomorrow

Bishop-elect W. Francis Malooly, Vicar General and Chancellor for the Archdiocese of Baltimore will be ordained an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Baltimore tomorrow, March 1, 2001. Cardinal William H. Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore will appoint him at that time to the concurrent position of Western Vicar for the 38 parishes and six missions...
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Rally Wednesday for Textbook Funding Relief

A rally to encourage continued Maryland General Assembly support for a textbook loan program for non-public school students is scheduled for the Saint Ursula School auditorium in Parkville, Maryland at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2001. The program enables the state to purchase non-religious textbooks for loan to children attending non-public schools. Last year,...
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Statement on the death of Bishop James T. McHugh

With God’s people in the Diocese of Rockville Centre I mourn the passing of Bishop James T. McHugh. On behalf of those who work to defend and promote the cause of human life everywhere I express deepest appreciation for his prophetic, wise and most generous efforts on behalf of the most vulnerable in our society....
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Pope John Paul II names W. Francis Malooly Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore

The Reverend Monsignor W. Francis Malooly, currently Chancellor and Vicar General for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, was named an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Baltimore today by Pope John Paul II. He will also serve in the role of Western Vicar for parishes in Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Howard, and Washington counties in Maryland....
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Annual Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass scheduled for Sunday at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen 2000

The annual archdiocesan Mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe will be celebrated Sunday, December 10, 2000 at 3:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen at 5200 North Charles Street in Baltimore. His Excellency Oscar Rodríguez, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, will be principal celebrant. Cardinal William H. Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore, will preside and...
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Statement on the Appointment of Archbishop McCarrick

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, Pope John Paul II has given us an additional reason to give thanks to the Lord with his appointment of the Most Reverend Theodore E. McCarrick as Archbishop of Washington. At the same time, speaking in my own name and for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, I congratulate Cardinal James A. Hickey...
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Archdiocese of Baltimore leaders to attend the Jubilee for Catechists and Religion Teachers in Rome

Three Archdiocese of Baltimore representatives will be attending the Jubilee for Catechists and Religion Teachers in Rome, Italy on December 9th and 10th. They are Dr. Ronald J. Valenti, Executive Director of Catholic Education Ministries and Superintendent of Schools, Ms. Carol Augustine, Director of Religious Education, and Mr. Mark Pacione, Director of Youth and Young...
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Cardinal Keeler to dedicate new facility at Our Lady of the Rosary High School

Cardinal William H. Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore will visit Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic High School on Tuesday, September 26 at 9:30 a.m. to officially dedicate the new school year and new facility. The event will include a prayer service, an address by Cardinal Keeler to the school community and an assembly featuring a...
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Statement concerning Archdiocesan action regarding alleged apparitions to Gianna Talone-Sullivan in Emmitsburg, Maryland

Update: See the June 7, 2003 Decree – Adobe Acrobat Format On Friday, September 8, 2000, Archdiocesan officials met in Baltimore with Mrs. Gianna Talone-Sullivan to inform her that the Church found it impossible to permit, in a Catholic church, the continuation of prayer services centered around apparitions she alleges to experience with the Blessed...
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Archbishop Gabriel Kassab of Basra, Iraq visits Baltimore

Archbishop Gabriel Kassab of Basra, Iraq will join Cardinal William H. Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore, for a media availability on Thursday, September 14, at 3:30 p.m. in front of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary to discuss the current state of affairs in southern Iraq and Ur....
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