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‘Conquer bitterness with sacrificial love,’ bishop tells Virginians

"After tragedy and sudden loss, we often have many unanswered, and even unanswerable questions," the bishop said during his homily. "This leads to anxiety and maybe even depression or despair. How can one move forward with so much loss?"
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 6th Sunday of Easter; St. Joseph-on-Carrolton-Manor

The same Lord who appears in the Heavenly Jerusalem, the Lamb who was slain for our salvation, the Victor seated at the Father’s right hand, the Lord of lords and the King of kings and the Lover of our souls – it is he who dwells within us as in a temple, who dwells within...
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A graduation address by the rider-less Preakness horse, Bodexpress

If you run the race you were meant to run, if you do it with heart and conviction and joy, you will discover you don’t need the winner’s circle. Because you will already have won.
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Alaska thrift shop raises $1 million for a Catholic school

Of all the designer clothes, quirky conversation pieces and valuable antiques that have rotated through the thrift shop, Archangel Attic, maybe the greatest treasure to come from this modest Anchorage shop is the $1 million it has made for Lumen Christi High School in Anchorage.
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Satan, not God, tricks people with temptation, pope says

God never tricks, traps or tempts his children to sin or commit evil, Pope Francis said. God is with his people every step of the way – during times of joy and sadness, triumph and tribulation – and he always helps lead people away from the devil and his temptations, the pope said during his...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Divine Mercy Sunday Vigil Mass, 100th Anniversary Mt. St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus Council № 1965

As Archbishop of Baltimore and Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus I am very happy to join you this evening to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Council № 1965 here at Mount Saint Mary’s University, the oldest college council in continuous operation in the entire Order.
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More than 600 throughout Archdiocese of Baltimore seek entrance into the Catholic Church

In Annapolis, Baltimore and Emmitsburg, 611 people seeking full communion with the Catholic Church gathered for the Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion March 10.
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Guatemalans hit by three years of drought among those CRS Rice Bowl helps

These past three years of drought in Central America have destroyed crops of corn and beans, leaving families starving and causing Guatemala to declare a true state of emergency, said Catholic Relief Services officials.
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Nun offers hope and healing in keynote address to pastoral leaders

“Jesus Christ did not come and suffer and die for us so that we be good little girls and boys,” she said, “He came that we might have life and have it to the full and that our life would be completely transformed unto glory.”
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Guests ‘shine’ at Ellicott City special needs prom

Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, the prom experience was hosted by churches around the world the night of Feb. 8. A first-time host, OLPH was the only Archdiocese of Baltimore parish to participate.
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Pope says modern martyrs intercede for peace, Christian unity

The martyrs of different Christian churches throughout the Middle East are together in heaven, interceding for peace in the region and enjoying the unity for which all Christians on earth must strive, Pope Francis said.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Friday, 3rd Week in Ordinary Time; Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart

Presuming there is good soil in our hearts and that we are tending it, the seed of faith planted there in Baptism grows slowly, according to the design of God’s grace and mercy, and sometimes, without our realizing it.
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