Urban Vicariate

St. Brigid in Canton closes, pastorate considers new uses for building

Declining numbers led to the closing of St. Brigid Church in Canton, which in 2017 became part of a pastorate in East Baltimore.
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Good news abounds at 22nd annual Mother Lange awards

Sponsored by the Office of Black Catholic Ministries, the event honors not just contributors to parish life in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, but Mother Lange, who helped found the Oblate Sisters in 1829.
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Love and loss: Baltimore violence leaves families leaning on faith

Last year was the deadliest per capita in the history of Baltimore City, and 2018 is proving just as tragic. Families left behind work to ensure that they themselves do not become spiritual casualties.
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No limits for No Boundaries, recognized by Pax Christi International, CCHD 

Kelly serves on the executive committee of St. Peter Claver/St. Pius V Parish, and is chief executive officer of No Boundaries, an 8-year-old nonprofit that has grown from an organizer of block parties into an advocate for education, health, recovery and safety, as well as accountability among police and public officials. 
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Knights of Columbus land in Baltimore, bearing $1 million gift

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson presented the Archdiocese of Baltimore with a $1 million gift from the Knights for a new K-8 school to be built on Baltimore’s west side.
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Archbishop Lori blesses radio station on first anniversary

Archbishop William E. Lori marked the first anniversary of radio station WVTO 92.7 LP-FM by celebrating Mass at St. Benedict Parish, and blessing the radio studio on the second floor of the parish center July 29.
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St. Bernardine parishioner offers comfort with meals

As a child, Jo Ann Thomas watched her grandmother cook for the retired Josephite priests and brothers in residence at St. Joseph’s Manor in Roland Park. Those memories of growing up around the Josephites (her mother served them as a nurse) surround Thomas when she cooks with commercial-sized pots and pans in the kitchen of...
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Baltimore Basilica launches plan to be ‘radically open’

Leaders of the Baltimore Basilica are launching a plan to increase the hours the church is open, while simultaneously commissioning "urban missionaries" whose ministry will focus on developing relationships with people on the city’s streets.
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‘Homeless Jesus’ finds a permanent haven in Baltimore parish

Versions of the sculpture have found homes across the globe and, now, in an urban park where people experiencing homelessness find refuge.
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Catholic Community of South Baltimore merges into one parish

Three churches in South Baltimore have formalized a union that has been more than four decades in the making.
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‘Esperanza’ – hope – amid immigration crisis

When employees of Esperanza Center visit with children who have been reunited with family members, they ask the children their goals. Overwhelmingly, the answer is to feel safe.
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Highlandtown parishioner, 99, recalls life of the carnival

A 99-year-old parishioner of Sacred Heart of Jesus-Sagrado Corazón de Jesús in Highlandtown remembers parish carnivals from 90 years ago.
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