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Monsignor Ratzinger, retired pope's brother, dies at 96 A Farewell to the Institute of Notre Dame IND alumnae have plenty of memories to cherish

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Sister Carmen Marie D’Adamio, S.S.N.D., served schools from Annapolis to Hagerstown to Towson

School Sister of Notre Dame Carmen Marie D’Adamio, a Baltimore native who helped lead Catholic schools in Annapolis, Catonsville and Hagerstown, died March 22. She was 77.
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IND alumnae have plenty of memories to cherish

From freshmen being paired with a “big sister” in the junior class to “The Big Game,” the Institute of Notre Dame established dozens of traditions during its 173 years as a Baltimore landmark.
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Archbishop Lori’s official assignments include Monsignor O’Connor to Eastern Vicariate full time

Archbishop William E. Lori announced clergy assignments, including Monsignor Jay O’Connor to Episcopal Vicar to the Eastern Vicariate on a full-time basis.
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‘Catholic Review Radio’ moving to new station

"Catholic Review Radio," a news and interview show, will debut July 5 on 1160 AM and 103.1 FM WMET.
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A Baltimore landmark, Women’s Industrial Exchange, will live on with Marian House

Marian House will hold virtual meetings with its new Mount Vernon neighbors to generate ideas on how to use the historic building.
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Archdiocese of Baltimore will use this moment in history to combat racism

Sherita Thomas will work with a team of consultants to initiate an arch­diocesan-wide series of dialogues on racism and assist in examining and improving efforts to increase diversity and inclusiveness at every level of the archdiocese.
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Blogs & Commentary

Charity in Truth

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For a parish church to be a place of prayer, there have to be times of silence. For a domestic church to be a place of prayer and formation, there also needs to be periods of silence.
Never again will a young woman have the opportunity to have a high school experience like mine, writes guest columnist Maura McCarthy.

Open Window

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July is my favorite month of the year. I love the fullness of the heat and the humidity.

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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Uncertainty can be scary. But just because the future is unclear doesn’t mean that what lies ahead is terrible.

Guest Commentary

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There’s a phrase in Juvenal’s "Satires" that might be translated as "Who will guard the guardians?" That’s the right question to ask for both police racism and clergy abuse.

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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May our eucharistic Jesus give us that renewed life, and powerfully change and transform us from the inside out.

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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If inner-city and other low- and middle-income Catholic schools are emptied because of unbearable financial pressures on parents, there will be multiple victims.

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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Think about the ways you are like your father, whether he is here or in heaven. Consider the good parts you’ve inherited, the ones ingrained in your genes.

Wit & Wisdom

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Over the centuries, we humans have survived plagues and famines and natural disasters. I don’t pretend to know why God allows them, but I do know that as a human race we survive them.


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Our visit to St. Anthony lifted me in ways only the Holy Spirit can.

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

Monsignor Ratzinger, retired pope’s brother, dies at 96

Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, a musician and retired Pope Benedict XVI's elder brother, died July 1 at the age of 96.
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Court says religious schools should not be excluded from tax credit program

The Supreme Court said the exclusion of religious schools in Montana's state scholarship aid program violated the federal Constitution.
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U.S. Catholic media must inspire unity amid division, pope says

Catholic media outlets in the United States are called to break down barriers that prevent dialogue and honest communication between people and communities, Pope Francis said.
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Catholic Baltimore Radio

The staff of the Catholic Review contributes original content to the “Catholic Baltimore” radio program, a production of the Archdiocese of Baltimore broadcast on WCBM-680 AM every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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Christians called to intercede for, not condemn, others, pope says

True believers do not condemn people for their sins or shortcomings but intercede on their behalf with God through prayer, Pope Francis said.
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Pope names Highlandtown Redemptorist as new auxiliary bishop for Baltimore

Pope Francis named Redemptorist Father Bruce A. Lewandowski as a new auxiliary bishop of Baltimore. The announcement was publicized June 10 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
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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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