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Archdiocese ‘for’ Baltimore highlighted at Center Stage event

If Ray Kelly can turn things around, so can Baltimore City. That was among the takeaways Jan. 15 at Center Stage, when the Archdiocese of Baltimore and Catholic Charities of Baltimore were host to a “Faith in Baltimore” program.
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Amid threat of war, world must not give up hope, pope tells diplomats

Hope is the virtue needed to approach the coming year, especially when the looming threat of war surrounds a humanity scarred by violence, Pope Francis said.
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Pope begins New Year with apology, prayers for peace

Pope Francis began the New Year with an apology for losing his patience the night before with a woman who grabbed his hand and yanked him closer to her while he was greeting people in St. Peter's Square.
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Martyrdom comes from following Christ without compromise, pope says

Martyrdom "is the sign that we are on Jesus' path; it's a blessing from the Lord that within the people of God there is someone who gives this witness of martyrdom," the pope said.
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Mother Mary Lange’s cause for sainthood moves forward, Archbishop Lori says

Vatican officials are moving ahead with the cause for sainthood for Mother Mary Lange, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori said Thursday in Rome.
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W.Va. bishop meets Vatican official to discuss predecessor’s amends

Tasked with finding ways his predecessor should make amends for abuses, including gross financial misconduct, Bishop Mark E. Brennan of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, was able to meet with a top Vatican official to discuss those plans.
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Baltimore delegation presents Ravens jersey, spiritual bouquet to Pope Francis

A delegation from the Archdiocese of Baltimore presented Pope Francis with a custom-made Ravens jersey signed by Coach John Harbaugh, a Catholic, and quarterback Lamar Jackson during a Dec. 3 audience at the Vatican. They also gave the Holy Father a “spiritual bouquet,” a book produced by the Archdiocese of Baltimore that contains prayers and...
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Pope calls on leaders, tech giants to protect children online

While digital technologies have led to advancements in communication and education, they also have led to the exploitation of children on the internet, Pope Francis said.
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Bishop Mark J. Seitz and Father Fabian Marquez, both of El Paso, Texas, lead prayers Sept. 26, 2019, for Antonio Basco, who lost his wife, Margie Reckard, during the Aug. 3 Walmart mass shooting in El Paso.

El Paso bishop opens up about pain of parishioners behind letter on mass shooting

El Paso Bishop Mark Seitz said he wanted the letter to be a "conversation starter" and also one that would explore the underlying causes of the mass shooting.
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Archbishop Gomez elected USCCB president; first Latino in post

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles was elected to a three-year term as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during the bishops' fall general assembly in Baltimore.
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In final presidential address, Cardinal DiNardo urges new beginning

In his final address as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston told his fellow bishops that it has been "an honor to serve you, even in the difficult times."
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Christians must shun self-worship, pope says at synod’s final Mass

Poor people from the Amazon have shown that God's creation must be treated "not as a resource to be exploited but as a home to be preserved, with trust in God," Pope Francis said.
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