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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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WikiLeaks releases documents on Knights of Malta controversy

Internal documents relating to the public crisis that led to the resignation of the grand master of the Knights of Malta in 2017 were released by WikiLeaks.
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Bishop tells Covington Catholic High School community he stands with them

"Regardless of what you heard or what you've read or what you think, I am on your side. I want you to come out of this in a positive light," the bishop said.
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Church leaders call Philippine church attack ‘heinous and evil’ terrorism

Church leaders condemned bomb explosions that killed at least 20 people and injured about 100 others inside a Catholic church in the southern Philippines Jan. 27. They called the attack a "heinous and evil" act of terrorism.
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Statement on March for Life Incident

The annual March for Life is a magnificent affirmation of the value and dignity of human life. It is especially wonderful that so many young people from all around the nation participate in this March and the Archdiocese of Baltimore applauds them for doing so.
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Archbishop Releases Major Pastoral Document Encouraging Catholics to Bridge Racial Divides in Today’s Society; Acknowledges Catholic Church’s Historical Role in Slavery

Citing persistent attitudes and systemic instances of racism in society today, particularly in areas such as the criminal justice system, employment, healthcare and education, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori has today released a landmark pastoral document, “The Journey to Racial Justice.”  Coinciding with the national holiday honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,...
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Abuse expert hopes summit will include bishops’ accountability

A member of the committee organizing Pope Francis' February summit on the sexual abuse crisis said the meeting should include discussing ways to hold bishops accountable for handling cases correctly.
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Christmas Mass Schedules for Cathedral and Basilica

For Immediate Release Friday, December 21, 2018 BASILICA OF THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (Cathedral & Mulberry Streets) Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve  4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., Midnight Tuesday, December 25, Christmas Day 10:00 a.m. (Archbishop Lori, Celebrant) CATHEDRAL OF MARY OUR QUEEN (5200 N. Charles Street) Monday, December...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 3rd Sunday of Advent

For, amid all the bustle, Gaudete Sunday tells us why and how to rejoice at Christmas. In doing so, the Church doesn’t roll out Santa Claus, it doesn’t tout expensive gifts, and it doesn’t enlist the help of glamorous celebrities to get the message across.
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