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Court rules in favor of employer exemptions to contraceptive coverage

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New principal named for Mother Mary Lange Catholic School in Baltimore City

Alisha Jordan has been named as the new principal of Mother Mary Lange Catholic School, the first new Catholic school in Baltimore City in nearly 60 years. 
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Sister Maryla Farfour, I.H.M., taught at St. Agnes School

Sister Maryla Farfour, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died June 20 in Scranton, Pa. She was 96.
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Sister Aletta Dorothy Donahue, O.S.F., taught in Baltimore Archdiocese

Sister Aletta Dorothy Donahue, who taught at three schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died June 11 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa. She was 97.
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Sister Anne Dorice DeFebbo, O.S.F., taught nursing in Towson

Sister Anne Dorice DeFebbo, a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 48 years who taught nursing in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died May 18, a few days before her 73rd birthday, at Assisi House in Aston, Pa.
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Class of 2020 known for adapting to ever-changing landscape

As most graduates will attest, the Class of 2020 will be known for its adaptability during a coronavirus pandemic.
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Sister Carmen Marie D’Adamio, S.S.N.D., served schools from Annapolis to Hagerstown to Towson

School Sister of Notre Dame Carmen Marie D’Adamio, a Baltimore native who helped lead Catholic schools in Annapolis, Catonsville and Hagerstown, died March 22. She was 77.
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Blogs & Commentary

Charity in Truth

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For a parish church to be a place of prayer, there have to be times of silence. For a domestic church to be a place of prayer and formation, there also needs to be periods of silence.
Never again will a young woman have the opportunity to have a high school experience like mine, writes guest columnist Maura McCarthy.

Open Window

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We kicked off summer by ordering a badminton set, and it arrived this week. Our boys are quickly mastering the sport and surpassing me in skill.

Coffee & Doughnuts

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The Catholic Review catches up with Mercy Sister Helen Amos, executive chairwoman of the board of trustees at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.

Question Corner

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Is there sex in heaven? How can one find forgiveness? Question Corner has answers.

Word on Fire

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So Catholics, don’t get discouraged. Rather, use this time of deprivation and abstention to awaken a deeper love for the Church in its Eucharistic, symbiotic, and incarnational distinctiveness.

The Domestic Church

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Uncertainty can be scary. But just because the future is unclear doesn’t mean that what lies ahead is terrible.

Our Back Pages

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The death toll included at least two priests from the Archdiocese of Baltimore and two Religious Sisters of ­Mercy.

The Narthex

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Father Hull was an immense storehouse of knowledge and sharp as a tack even as he pushed 100.

Dust and Dewfall

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May our eucharistic Jesus give us that renewed life, and powerfully change and transform us from the inside out.

Baltimore Boomer

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Two years after quadruple bypass heart surgery, appreciation for caregivers grows, but still begins in the home.

The Catholic Difference

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If inner-city and other low- and middle-income Catholic schools are emptied because of unbearable financial pressures on parents, there will be multiple victims.

Behind the Headlines

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As we mark the centenary of the birth of Karol Wojtyla, who became St. John Paul II, it caused me to reflect on moments of my life that intersected with the man who was pope for a great chunk of my life and career in Catholic journalism.

Fertile Soil

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I am honored to be Faith’s godfather, but the roles have been reversed these past few weeks. She has been the one teaching me how to be a good Christian. 

Guest Commentary

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There’s a phrase in Juvenal’s "Satires" that might be translated as "Who will guard the guardians?" That’s the right question to ask for both police racism and clergy abuse.

Wit & Wisdom

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Over the centuries, we humans have survived plagues and famines and natural disasters. I don’t pretend to know why God allows them, but I do know that as a human race we survive them.

Unconditional

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Our visit to St. Anthony lifted me in ways only the Holy Spirit can.

A More Human Society

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Should doctors and nurses be forced to take part in procedures that violate their conscience? It's a timely question. New federal regulations to enforce existing conscience protection laws are being challenged in federal courts.

World News

Court rules in favor of employer exemptions to contraceptive coverage

In a 7-2 ruling July 8, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Trump administration rules that give employers more ability to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage in their health plans.
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Cardinal Dolan: Broad criticism of NYPD unfairly tarnishes police officers

Utilizing personal stories from his interactions with the New York Police Department, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said in a newspaper column that the city's police officers deserve better treatment and broad support on the job.
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Concert honoring St. John Paul II centenary available online

An concert honoring the centennial of St. John Paul II's birth is now available online.
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Videos

Christians called to intercede for, not condemn, others, pope says

True believers do not condemn people for their sins or shortcomings but intercede on their behalf with God through prayer, Pope Francis said.
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Pope names Highlandtown Redemptorist as new auxiliary bishop for Baltimore

Pope Francis named Redemptorist Father Bruce A. Lewandowski as a new auxiliary bishop of Baltimore. The announcement was publicized June 10 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
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Baltimore faith leaders call for peace and unity

Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori joined faith leaders from across the city June 3 to pray for peace and healing after more than a week of nationwide protests and unrest in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers.
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