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Baltimore Catholic League enjoying historic season

The 24 boys on the McDonald’s All-American team include two from the Baltimore Catholic League.
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Faith keeps young parishioner strong in battle with brain cancer and Lyme disease

Despite brutal twin diagnoses of Lyme disease and brain cancer, 26-year-old Corey Dregier maintains a positive attitude and zest for life.
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Annapolis family finds home in the Catholic faith

Nearly 700 catechumens and candidates participated in the Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion at three locations across the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Bishop Madden to lead Baltimore prayer walk for peace Feb. 28

Bishop Denis J. Madden, urban vicar and auxiliary bishop emeritus of Baltimore, will lead a prayer walk for peace Feb. 28 at St. Ignatius, 740 North Calvert Street, in Baltimore.
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Sister Angela Erhard dies at 92

A funeral Mass was offered for Sister of St. Francis Angela Erhard Feb. 15  at Assisi House in Aston, Pa. She died Feb. 9 at 92 after 74 years as a professed religious, including 42 years in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Sister St. Francis Lyons, I.H.M., dies at 80

A funeral Mass was offered for Sister, Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary M. St. Francis Lyons Feb. 12 at the IHM Center Chapel in Scranton, Pa. Sister St. Francis, who taught at two Baltimore Catholic schools in the 1950s and 1960s, died Feb. 6 at 80.
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Blogs & Commentary

Charity in Truth

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When we look at Lent as the herald of a new springtime in our spiritual lives, then, I would hope, Lenten practices would no longer seem like unwelcome intrusions into our comfort. Rather, they are harbingers of hope for a more Christ-centered way of life.
When we choose to stay in our own little world, it’s not because we are hateful or uneducated or racist. Some like the hustle, bustle and skyline. I’ll take the calm, rolling hills and serenity. 

Open Window

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Today we start the Year of the Dog, which is somehow much more exciting than the rooster or the goat. We are all quite excited about it.

Faces of Faith

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Despite brutal twin diagnoses of Lyme disease and brain cancer, 26-year-old Corey Dregier maintains a positive attitude and zest for life.

Question Corner

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Father Doyle answers a question on whether blessed objects can be sold.

Word on Fire

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What I found most uplifting about the session was that a Protestant and a Catholic—both committed to their respective traditions—could come together in fellowship, good cheer, and mutual support

The Domestic Church

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In the wake of the death of her brother-in-law, Rita Buettner encourages readers to build a legacy of love.

Our Back Pages

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“One minute before the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 – the moment when an armistice took effect to end World War I – Henry Gunther was shot and killed near the French village of Chaumont-devant-Damvillers."

The Narthex

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After decades of producing stories that go into a depth not found in some other outlets, and after many years managing newsrooms, editing pages and mentoring others, Joe Ryan is hanging up his red pen.

Dust and Dewfall

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A fire fighter shares an amazing story of faith and salvation with Father Collin Poston.

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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Christianity is dying in western Europe. But the Gospel has power, and those who believe that, and preach it in the conviction that it can transform and ennoble lives, can still get a hearing.

Behind the Headlines

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Archbishop William E. Lori recalled that midnight Mass was the highlight of the family Christmas celebrations. The parish where he grew up had a particularly beautiful choir that helped make the Mass a memorable event, even as a kid.

Fertile Soil

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Sharing our faith is also an inherent aspect of being a Catholic. Are you a Catholic? Do you believe it is good to be a Catholic? If so, how can you not share the faith with everyone?

Guest Commentary

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It is important that Catholics remain confident in answering the call to serve while also upholding the beliefs that have been handed down to us by Christ.

Wit & Wisdom

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I think it’s fair to say that my dog saved my life. I would come home from grade school at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Essex. Our little apartment was empty. My father was absent. My mother was working. My older brother and sisters were either in school or at work. But my dog,...

Unconditional

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Robyn Barberry shares some words of wisdom with her little one.

A More Human Society

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In a week dominated by the Winter Olympics and news of partisan combat (of course) in Washington, D.C., I am transfixed by the contagious smile of one little boy named Lucas Warren.

World News

Church’s Lenten observance dedicated to shooting victims, their families

A parish community less than two miles away and directly impacted by the Feb. 14 school shooting at a Broward County high school is finding new purpose in Lent this year, according to the parish administrator.
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Pope says Paul VI will be declared a saint this year

Pope Francis told pastors in the Diocese of Rome that Blessed Paul VI would be canonized this year.
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Movie Review: ‘Black Panther’

Though the mayhem on screen, which ranges from hand-to-hand combat to a high-flying, high-tech dogfight, is treated with restraint, touches of vulgarity may give some parents of older teens pause. Weighing on the other side of the scale, however, is the racial empowerment that drives the narrative and the significant themes the film tackles in...
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Videos

Three cheers for Lucas

In a week dominated by the Winter Olympics and news of partisan combat (of course) in Washington, D.C., I am transfixed by the contagious smile of one little boy named Lucas Warren.
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Church must ‘speak and live in truth’ to combat racism, bishop says

The Catholic Church must confront the sin of racism, listen to people who have been oppressed, and seek reconciliation in part by promoting people of color into leadership roles, said Bishop George Murry of Youngstown, Ohio.
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Severna Park parish and school grow with new building

St. John the Evangelist Parish and School in Severna Park have grown with the opening of a shared 14,600-square-foot Parish Activities Center.
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