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Inaugural Faith Fest attracts 2,000 to Harford County

The inaugural Faith Fest in Harford County featured opportunities for worship, along with plenty of fun, family-friendly activities culminating in a colorful fireworks display.
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Archbishop Lori hears faithful’s concerns about scandals

In the five weeks after a Pennsylvania grand jury released a report detailing allegations of sexual abuse of more than 1,000 minors by 301 priests, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore visited more than a dozen locations in the archdiocese
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Second Rosary Congress set for Oct. 7-13

The Archdiocese of Baltimore is presenting its second Rosary Congress Oct. 7-13 as a way of encouraging people to pray for peace, grow in faith and develop a deeper relationship with Christ.
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Archbishop Lori with West Virginia’s faithful on ‘journey of healing, reconciliation and a hopeful future’

The goal of this investigation is to arrive at the truth and justice for the good of individuals involved and for the common good of the church we love,” Archbishop Lori said.
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Esperanza Center temporarily closed due to neighboring fire

Esperanza Center, a Catholic Charities outreach located on South Broadway in Fells Point, is temporarily closed due to a four-alarm fire Sept. 7 in the neighboring Budeke’s Paints building. It will remain closed until repairs are made and the building is safe.
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Sister Joanne Frey, M.H.S.H., dies at almost 100

Mission Helper of the Sacred Heart Sister Joanne Frey – whose ministries took her from Texas, where she was a catechist to the children of migrant workers, to Washington, D.C., where she taught religious education to Caroline Kennedy – died Aug. 27.
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Blogs & Commentary

Charity in Truth

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The ongoing sexual abuse crisis in the Church has hit us with full force following the revelations concerning Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, former archbishop of Washington, and the Pennsylvania grand jury report. Once again, we were confronted with a tsunami of evil: the evil of those who perpetrated unspeakable crimes against children and young people; and...
Many years ago, I read an essay that pointed out that the church – whose head is Christ – must have a dual nature: like Jesus, both divine and human. If the church were not human, it would not be riddled with sinners and all that sin brings into our lives; but if the church...

Open Window

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On Catechetical Sunday, I am feeling so very grateful to our parish and the catechists who care so deeply about our children's faith. We are definitely not alone on this journey.

Faces of Faith

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As a child, Jo Ann Thomas watched her grandmother cook for the retired Josephite priests and brothers in residence at St. Joseph’s Manor in Roland Park. Those memories of growing up around the Josephites (her mother served them as a nurse) surround Thomas when she cooks with commercial-sized pots and pans in the kitchen of...

Question Corner

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Father Doyle fields questions about why the priest washes his hands at Mass and what Christ meant by the 'poor in spirit.'

Word on Fire

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Tintoretto sheds considerable light on this issue of Apostolic weakness and strength in the very manner in which he has arranged the figures in his composition

The Domestic Church

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Maybe, I find myself realizing, we all long to understand time better so we can know how to make better use of it.

Boots Laced

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We can’t just say, “we love the young church.” We have to name them. Jazmine, Michael, Shantay, Jose and all those other young people in your church require adults who can call them by name.

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 these current times of confusion, doubt, sadness or anger, instead of letting our passions rule us we should come to Jesus in his flesh and blood, in his Eucharist.

Baltimore Boomer

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It’s been three weeks since a man with a grudge and a rifle shot down the doorway to the Annapolis Capital and murdered five of its employees, among them two colleagues. Every one of those 21 days has been required to process the mysteries of life and what can only be described as survivor’s guilt.

The Catholic Difference

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The vacation season is an opportunity to escape TwitterWorld and do some serious reading. These books will help make your summer enjoyable, instructive, or both.

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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For the past 500 years, Catholicism has made little impression on Sweden. Yet perhaps even now in this ardently secular country, there are small signs of change.

Wit & Wisdom

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When you look at infinite space and countless solar systems and stars and galaxies, we’re part of a creation that is truly worthy of God.

Unconditional

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Every year, during our back-to-school liturgies, I scan the pews and say a prayer of gratitude and a petition for a successful school year for each of my colleagues. This year my task was more difficult because as I scanned the congregation, I was forced to recognize that one of us wasn’t there and never...

A More Human Society

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Charges against former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, and those who allegedly covered up his abuses and advanced him to an advisory role at the Vatican, must be investigated and proved or disproved.

Snippets of FAith

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How much better would our lives be if Jesus was always in the picture?

Our Back Pages

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The Knights of Columbus will acknowledge an important part of their roots Aug. 7-9, when the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization holds its 136th annual Supreme Convention in Baltimore.

For the Journey

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Who inspires you? Who gives you hope? Read about a favorite saint or hero of history, and have faith.

World News

Church plans third-party abuse reporting system, code of conduct

Pledging to "heal and protect with every bit of the strength God provides us," the U.S. bishops' Administrative Committee Sept. 19 outlined actions to address the abuse crisis, including approving the establishment of a third-party confidential reporting system for claims of any abuse by bishops.
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New Orleans ‘Hope Monstrance’ to visit U.S. communities hit by disasters

The Hope Monstrance, recovered from the mud left behind by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 in New Orleans, is making a tour of three communities hit by disasters in 2017.
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Cardinal Marx says mistakes were made, calls for change in German church

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, head of the German bishops' conference, admitted that mistakes were made in the German church's handling of sex abuse of minors and said he anticipates change in the church.
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Videos

Inaugural Faith Fest attracts 2,000 to Harford County

The inaugural Faith Fest in Harford County featured opportunities for worship, along with plenty of fun, family-friendly activities culminating in a colorful fireworks display.
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After meeting pope, cardinal says he’s hopeful about addressing crisis

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston struck a determinedly hopeful tone after his long-awaited meeting with Pope Francis to discuss the growing sexual abuse crisis in the United States.
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Notre Dame of Maryland University welcomes biggest freshman class ever 

Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore welcomed approximately 220 freshmen this year, the largest incoming class to enter the university in its 124-year history.
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