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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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Josephites mourn loss of priests to virus, express sorrow over Floyd death

Josephite Father Frank Martin Hull and Father Joseph John McKinley, who both had lived at the Josephite Senior Residence in Washington.
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Baltimore faith leaders to hold prayer service for justice, healing June 3 at St. Vincent de Paul

Baltimore's religious leaders will join civic and community leaders in praying for justice and peace during a June 3 gathering beginning at 6 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul in Baltimore.
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Feast of Pentecost marks return of public worship in Baltimore Archdiocese

Churches in Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford and Washington counties opened liturgies to the public, albeit at one-third capacity, per Archdiocese of Baltimore guidelines.
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Archbishop Lori: Holy Spirit should shake out complacency over racism

Archbishop William E. Lori harkened back to the first Pentecost when the Holy Spirit shook the house where Jesus’ disciples had gathered and came with a fire of charity to consume every false idol.
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For the brothers Bolger, the priesthood is a family affair

Father Justin Bolger – who grew up in Baltimore’s St. William of York Parish and later St. Peter the Apostle Parish in Libertytown – was ordained May 23, along with five others.
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Charity in Truth

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May we indeed persevere, in this and in every time of trial, so that one day we may reign with Christ in the presence of Mary Our Queen.
You think it’s been hard for you to find disinfecting wipes for your home? Think of finding enough disinfectant for church pews that seat hundreds of people. You’ve had problems finding a small bottle of hand sanitizer? Multiply those needs by 100 or 1,000.

Open Window

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We are done with school, but school isn’t done with us. That’s been true for weeks, but it’s never been as true as it is today.

Faces of Faith

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“You know that actions speak louder than words. And people can be a testimony to their faith just by what they do and not by what they say,” Hoban said.

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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God is love. He loved us first – and loves us forever. He knows us best, seeing deep within us to all we are and all we can be. He sees us and loves us fully. He holds us – and the past, present and future – in his hands.

Guest Commentary

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The Church, in the powerful peace and peaceful power of the Spirit, will get her public witness back when she finds her way again like the first disciples to breathe deep and speak fire.

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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If we know the voice of the Lord Jesus well, and we continue to respond to it, then we know what follows it: an abiding peace and confident hope that cannot be taken away.

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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Let me urge you again: make this time of plague and quarantine the occasion to dig the “Catholic paper” out of your records, find your baptismal certificate, and learn the date of your baptism. And then, with appropriate celebration, ponder just what happened to you that day.

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.

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.

Snippets of FAith

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Forget the hair, go back to your family roots.

Wit & Wisdom

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We do not live in a morally neutral universe. Good and evil, life and death, do contend with each other.

Unconditional

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Social distancing can be miserable, but at the very least we have each other.

Diamonds in the Rough

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Rather than connecting some pop culture offering of this moment, I want to promote The Chosen because I want to promote Jesus and discipleship.

World News

Knights ask Catholics to pray novena for national unity, end to racism

The Knights of Columbus called on the nation's Catholics to participate in a novena beginning June 7 to pray for national unity and an end to racism amid the unrest following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.
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China makes preaching patriotism compulsory to reopen churches

Catholics are upset about a directive from China's communist government asking priests to "preach on patriotism" as a condition for reopening liturgical services, suspended earlier this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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After ‘taking a knee,’ border bishop gets a call from the pope

"The Holy Father said that he wanted to congratulate me for the words I am saying," Bishop Seitz said,
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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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Pope prays for U.S., calls racism a pro-life issue

Observing with great concern the social unrest unfolding in the United States, Pope Francis said no one can claim to defend the sanctity of every human life while turning a blind eye to racism and exclusion.
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Church united by Spirit, not personal beliefs, pope says on Pentecost

Just as the apostles were united once they received the Holy Spirit, the church is united by that same spirit and not by keeping company just with those who agree on a certain interpretation of Christian teaching, Pope Francis said on Pentecost.
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