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Accompanying families, reaching out to youth recurring encuentro themes

The Catholic Church needs to walk with and accompany Hispanic and immigrant families, reach out to youth and young adults, and strengthen faith and leadership formation.
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Baltimore Archdiocese removes priest over allegations of child sexual abuse from 1970s

Pursuant to Archdiocesan policy, the Archdiocese suspended Father Esposito from ministry and removed his faculties to function as a priest, pending the outcome of its investigation.
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After emotional family losses, Calvert Hall wins A Conference lacrosse title

“Seeing Pete, a guy that’s been there for me since freshman year, his father passing, we had to do it for him, and we did,” said Sawyer. “This one was for Pete and Coach Hunts.”
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Loyola University Maryland campaign raises more than $100 million

Loyola University Maryland’s Bright Minds, Bold Hearts campaign has surpassed its $100 million goal.
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Baltimore Archdiocese hosts first middle school youth day

Middle-schoolers from around the Archdiocese of Baltimore gather at St. Louis School in Clarksville May 12 for the archdiocese’s first-ever youth day geared to young adolescents.
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Mount de Sales track and field, Mercy and Catholic High lacrosse earn IAAM titles

The track and field team from Mount de Sales Academy highlighted three Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland championships earned May 12 by schools from the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Blogs & Commentary

Charity in Truth

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It’s not that most Catholics reject outright the call to spread the Gospel; it’s more that they decline to participate in it, often because they themselves have never been evangelized and adequately catechized.
I heard that someone commenting on the new memorial said, “Isn’t there enough about Mary, already?” How can there be too much about Mary when she brought us Jesus?

Open Window

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It wasn’t a royal wedding. We didn’t have a horse and carriage and the queen didn’t have to approve my gown. But I can still remember many details of the day.

Faces of Faith

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Seán Bray, director of campus ministry at Loyola University Maryland, is well-known on campus for accompanying students on their faith journeys. A Seattle native, he draws on his experiences on immersion trips to inspire students.

Question Corner

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If one is seriously ill, is that person still required to attend Mass? Is a marriage still recognized by the Catholic Church if a priest isn't the officiant? Father Doyle has the answers in Question Corner.

Word on Fire

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One of the extraordinary but often overlooked qualities of a system of objective morality is that it is a check on the powerful and a protection of the most vulnerable.

The Domestic Church

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How wonderful that, even when life isn’t easy and we struggle to be all we can be, our Father is watching us with a divine love that is beyond understanding.

Our Back Pages

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The era of “blue laws” restricted most business operations on Sunday. In the city, that meant Major League Baseball and National Football League games could not start before 2:05 p.m.

The Narthex

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The Polish priest told the Review that the wood strips in the windows separating the glass panes at Dachau seemed like crosses. Every time he looked out a window, he was reminded of the sign of redemption.

Dust and Dewfall

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In Ireland, Christians past and present often refer to the Holy Spirit as “the Wild Goose.” The “goose is loose” they’ll say when they speak of the surprising, creative and often spontaneous work of the Holy Spirit.

Baltimore Boomer

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Whatever happens, darkness at the break of 2:48 p.m. Aug. 21 is going to be another grand moment with creation.

The Catholic Difference

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The defense of the indefensible leads to rage, and rage becomes a form of madness.

Behind the Headlines

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“Thoughts and prayers” are an appropriate, initial, compassionate response to any tragedy, including the death of innocents at a concert, church or school. But a solution requires action. And the time for action is now. 

Fertile Soil

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Modernity is not a constant movement towards progress. Instead the modern worldview has a gaping hole right in the middle of it.

Guest Commentary

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God made us in his image and likeness, and humor subsequently became an important part of every human culture on earth. Our laughing granddaughter is only the most immediate reminder of the joy we are meant for.

Wit & Wisdom

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Our job is not just to do good things for God, but to allow God to do good things through us. That’s what Mary models.

Unconditional

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Even now as I write this, I am overwhelmed by the radiance of this sacred gift. It has inspired me to consider offering the invitation to vocations to each of my children as they proceed the course of their sacraments of invitation.

A More Human Society

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The U.S. assisted-suicide movement has ridiculed slippery-slope arguments, saying we will never follow the Netherlands in approving assisted suicide for people who only have dementia. It seems we are almost there now.

World News

Pope will create 14 new cardinals in June

Pope Francis announced he would make 14 new cardinals June 29, giving the red cardinal's hat to the papal almoner, the Iraq-based patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church and the archbishop of Karachi, Pakistan, among others.
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Pope to canonize Blesseds Paul VI, Oscar Romero in Rome Oct. 14

Pope Francis will declare Blesseds Oscar Romero, Paul VI and four others saints Oct. 14 at the Vatican during the meeting of the world Synod of Bishops, an institution Blessed Paul revived.
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Texas archdiocese, bishops offer healing, support after shooting

In response to the May 18 school shooting at a Houston-area high school, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said the archdiocesan community would "unite to support and offer healing to those affected."
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Baltimore Archdiocese hosts first middle school youth day

Middle-schoolers from around the Archdiocese of Baltimore gather at St. Louis School in Clarksville May 12 for the archdiocese’s first-ever youth day geared to young adolescents.
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Church of the Nativity helps to ‘rebuild’ parishes

Church of the Nativity in Timonium pastor Father Michael White created the Rebuilt brand to share the story of how he and his staff revitalized his parish.
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Southwest Baltimore girls excel in school with help of sponsors

Mary Catherine Bunting was honored for her donation of $1 million for the school’s first endowed scholarship.
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