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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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Remarks by Carole Norris Greene

I was baptized Catholic as an infant in 1948. I was nurtured in a welcoming parish here in Baltimore, St. Peter Claver at Fremont and Pennsylvania Avenues. I grew up focusing on the mystery of God, His love for mankind and pondering why Jesus had to go to the cross to take our place. It...
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The Day it Made Sense; Remarks by Deacon Seigfried Presberry

In June of 2001, I was ordained a Deacon for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  Filled with joy and excitement I could not wait to begin my ministry at a parish that was predominately white, which to me was not a problem.  If some of you can remember the word diversity was rapidly becoming “the right...
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A Personal Encounter with Racism; Remarks by Fr. William Guri, C.Ss.R.

I am a Redemptorist Priest from Zimbabwe, studying at Loyola University MD, living with the Redemptorist community, and assisting with ministry at St Mary’s Church in Annapolis, MD. Last year, on the 13th of May, I was taking a walk in the Carroll gardens behind the rectory where I live. I noticed a couple in...
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Archbishop Lori’s Remarks: April 29 Listening Session on Racism

Good evening, and thank you all for being here tonight for this very important event.  Bishop Fabre and Bishop Ricard, on behalf of everyone in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, I want to extend my warm gratitude for your presence this evening.
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Remarks of Bernard Franklin, Ph.D.

I was born in abject poverty to Oklahoma sharecroppers, one of the most viciously exploited groups of people in American history.  In brutal honesty, my family is horribly scarred and crippled as the landowners treated them less than their animals.  My father has not healed from the trauma and abuse.  Growing up we heard how...
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Remarks by Ludiya Abdalla

I had a unique experience with racism within the Catholic Church from a young age. Growing up, Catholicism was not only part of my life, but my community.  In the early years of my life, I remember thinking the Catholic Church was a place of happiness and a diverse beautiful faith. As I got older,...
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Reflections on Racism within the Church Written Remarks by Dr. Skipp Sanders

At age 14 in 1956 I stepped on the hard line of separation between the races. At age 15 I crossed it. At 14, I was selected to leave the fully segregated, supportive community which had nurtured me in Baltimore to continue to desegregate City College, one of Baltimore’s top two male public high schools....
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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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