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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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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Advent Evening of Reflection; Baltimore Area, Order of Malta, Federal Association

In the end, what give us such invincible hope? They placed the lifeless body of the Savior in a darkened tomb. Even there the light shone in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it. Such a light will cast its saving light even in the most desperate situations created by fallibility, stupidity, and...
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Deacon Dean Lopata, Severna Park minister, dies at 74

Deacon Dean Lopata, who served as a deacon in the Archdiocese of Baltimore for nearly 21 years, died Nov. 7 at age 74.
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‘Every day is Thanksgiving,’ says Cherokee chief

Thanksgiving should be a daily attitude rather than an annual observance, according to an American Indian leader in Pennsylvania.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Confirmation at St. Louis, Clarksville, Session II

Whether you’re in the 1st quarter of life or the 4th or somewhere in-between, stay close to the Lord who loves you in the Holy Spirit who enables you to be an active and loving member of his Church.
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Father McGivney, Knights founder, could hold his own on baseball field

With the World Series underway, here is a fun fact: Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, played ball. And if one game is any indication, he was pretty good.
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Students learn about Blessed Virgin Mary at Rosary Congress

Approximately 350 students gathered at the Baltimore Basilica Oct. 10 to learn about Our Lady of Fatima, pray the rosary and tour America’s first cathedral as part of the archdiocesan Rosary Congress.
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