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Laguna people are example of perseverance in faith, Archbishop Lori says

The native peoples of the Laguna community in New Mexico are a “living example” of perseverance in faith, Archbishop William E. Lori said Oct. 12 during a Mass at a historic 320-year-old mission church.
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Baltimore park remains closed as drug activity persists

St. Vincent de Paul Parish is still grappling with how to reopen the corner park adjacent to its downtown church since it was forced to close the area Sept. 21.
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Meet Mother Mary Lange, the namesake of the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s newest school

This month, Mother Mary Lange, a trailblazing Catholic woman of African descent, will be honored yet again as the Archdiocese of Baltimore breaks ground on its first new city school in nearly 60 years.
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St. John the Evangelist Church reopens in Frederick

St. John the Evangelist Church in Frederick opened again for Mass Sept. 25 once the parish got the go-ahead that it was safe to return to the church following problems with falling crown molding.
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Bishop Madden to lead Baltimore prayer walk for peace Oct. 16

Bishop Denis J. Madden, urban vicar and auxiliary bishop emeritus of Baltimore, will lead a prayer walk for peace Oct. 16 at St. Veronica, 806 Cherry Hill Rd., Baltimore. 
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Towson’s Newman Center celebrates its namesake’s canonization

The Catholic campus ministry at Towson University marked the canonization of St. John Newman with a community celebration.
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Blogs & Commentary

Charity in Truth

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Turbulence is an unwelcome experience, but it also serves a purpose. It reminds us that we really are flying 35,000 feet above the earth, and that’s not without risk.
Bring on the flavors of the harvest and the memories of a tree at my boyhood home that burst into brightness every year, and I’ll accept the shorter days and longer shadows.

Open Window

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It was a simple exchange—but I was struck by the power and the beauty of that interaction between a husband and wife.

Faces of Faith

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“I think (my faith) is one of the things I fall back on,” he said. “I’ve spent more of my life being a Catholic than being a doctor.”

Question Corner

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Father Doyle fields questions on heaven and raising children in the faith when in a mixed marriage.

Word on Fire

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Will gets some important things right, but he gets some even more basic things quite wrong.

The Domestic Church

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We want to believe the sun will rise tomorrow and we’ll embrace the fullness of another day. We must live life with that hope. There is no other way.

Guest Commentary

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I've been thinking lately about prayers for the sick.

The Narthex

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If there’s one thread that runs throughout the selected homilies, it’s courage.

Dust and Dewfall

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One of more profound memories from my priesthood involved a visit a few years ago with an elderly man in the hospital who was dying.

Baltimore Boomer

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You have to live in a cave not to know a family or three who have lost a loved one to the opioid epidemic,  but for me, the violence infesting and dragging down Baltimore has never hit closer.

The Catholic Difference

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Catholicism is dying in the German-speaking world, not because the Gospel has been proclaimed and found incredible or hard, but because it hasn’t been proclaimed with joy, confidence, and zeal.

Behind the Headlines

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Bishop Brennan's new crosier was crafted by a longtime friend who imagined what King David's crosier may have looked like.

Our Back Pages

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The fleeting image of the demure and habited nun furtively flashing the two-finger peace sign in the 1970 documentary “Woodstock” has floated softly through five decades now, a lasting if elusory symbol that touches on the historic music festival but ultimately alights someplace else.

Snippets of FAith

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I think parents need to be cautious as to the message they’re creating with distractions of milk and Cheerios as they attempt to teach their children about God.

Wit & Wisdom

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The power of evil destroys life. We share the power of God when we give life.

Unconditional

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A young super-speller tells his story.

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

Movie Review: ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’

The moral probing and feminist revisionism that characterized its 2014 predecessor are mostly absent from the routine follow-up "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" (Disney). So much so, that ethical straightforwardness makes its title seem somewhat misleading.
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North American indigenous support Amazonian indigenous at synod

As the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon heard pleas to defend the rights of the region's indigenous people and of the land they hold sacred, indigenous leaders from Canada and the United States came to Rome to support them.
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Panel: ‘Nones’ now account for close to a quarter of the U.S. population

"None of the above" is the fastest-growing religious identifier in the United States and now approximates the percentage of Catholics in the country.
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Videos

Kindly lights in gloomy world: Pope declares five new saints

Saints are people who recognized their need for God's help, who took risks to discover God's will and to help others and who nurtured a habit of thanksgiving, Pope Francis said.
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Banners unfurled as faithful share stories of five saints

The Vatican hung banners of the Catholic Church's newly canonized saints four days before the Mass that would officially recognize that they are in heaven with God.
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Fear, status quo smother fire of God’s love, pope says at synod Mass

The Catholic Church's mission in the world is to spread the fire of God's love and must not be limited to the "'ordinary maintenance' of those who already know the Gospel," Pope Francis said.
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