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Archdiocese of Baltimore to hold virtual town-hall meetings for input on sexual abuse crisis

“Because we were not able to invite everyone to the regional conversations we have already held, we are using two communications platforms – MyParish app and Flocknote – to facilitate conversations and solicit input from the wider archdiocesan community surrounding specific issues related to the abuse crisis,” the archbishop said.
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Cumberland parishioner strengthens faith on mission trip

Micah Bruser's faith was rejuvenated during a recent mission trip to Haiti.
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Sister Angela Patrice, O.S.F., taught in Baltimore Archdiocese

A funeral Mass was offered Sept. 19 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa., for Sister Angela Patrice Power, who had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 80 years.
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Sister Anne Black, D.C., studied, ministered in Emmitsburg

A funeral Mass was offered at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg Aug. 28 for Sister Anne Black, a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.
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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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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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The other day my phone rang, and I saw that it was my father. It was a rainy day, he was making a round-trip to New York that day, and he had left a few boxes of slot cars and track at his house for us.

Faces of Faith

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Micah Bruser's faith was rejuvenated during a recent mission trip to Haiti.

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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The faith of the world's young people is precisely what the present crisis is destroying. It will not be enough, though it is certainly necessary, for the church to root out the evil in her midst and bring about some semblance of justice.

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

Encuentro opens with procession, papal message, prayers for abuse victims

A video message from Pope Francis and a procession of Encuentro crosses representing all of the participating episcopal regions were the highlights during the first day of the National Fifth Encuentro gathering taking place Sept. 20-23 in Grapevine.
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Retired Green Bay auxiliary bishop withdraws from public ministry

Retired Auxiliary Bishop Robert F. Morneau of Green Bay has requested and has been granted a withdrawal from all public ministry.
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Movie Review: ‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’

For all its spells and incantations, the witchcraft-themed fantasy "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" (Universal) lacks magic.
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Catholic Baltimore Radio

This week’s guests are Dr. Bob and Julie Sawyer, speaking on the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, and Neil Lozano, speaking about deliverance prayer and the upcoming Unbound conference.

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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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