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Hagerstown’s St. Maria Goretti High will move in fall

St. Maria Goretti High School President Chris Cosentino announced to the school community at a meeting March 21 that the school will move in fall 2019 to a new campus, due to the current academic building sitting in a flood plain.
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Archdiocese ends 2018 fiscal year with surplus

The Archdiocese of Baltimore finished the 2018 fiscal year in better financial shape than the prior year, primarily because of improvements in the stock market, which especially helped recover some of the unfunded balance in the archdiocese’s retirement fund.
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Mount St. Joseph defeats 2018 MIAA-A baseball champs on the road

An error-plagued Friar defense and timely Gael hitting broke open a scoreless game in the top of the fifth, as visiting Mount St. Joseph High School defeated the 2018 MIAA-A Conference Champion Archbishop Curley High School 5-0 March 20.
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Sister Marie Sulpice, S.S.N.D., former area teacher and principal, dies at 96

Sister Marie Sulpice Walsh was a former principal of St. Mark School, 1965-71; and Notre Dame Preparatory’s Lower School in Towson, 1972-79.
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Missionaries share faith from Annapolis to Emmitsburg to Towson

FOCUS missionaries are having an impact in the faith lives of young adults at three universities within the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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‘Sister Hildie’ was beloved presence at IND for more than six decades

“She knew every nook and cranny of IND,” Sister Patricia McCarron said. “She had a window into the heart of every single IND girl. She was the spirit of IND.”
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Blogs & Commentary

Charity in Truth

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May this long Lent lead to an Easter of renewed hope and joy for ourselves, for the church, and for those who have been harmed.
We fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday and abstain from meat on the other Fridays of the season, but it’s not much of a sacrifice to splurge on lobster instead of beef as a Lenten meal.

Open Window

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Faces of Faith

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In addition to helping his marriage, Lagonigro credits the ministry with deepening his faith. He described Retrouvaille as a “shot of adrenaline” for his faith.

Question Corner

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Father Doyle fields questions about the existence of ghosts and whether Catholics may serve as witnesses in the rituals of non-Catholic weddings.

Word on Fire

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The Church ought to sing the transcendence of God to Frank Gehry as it once sang it to Giotto, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Dante, Gaudí, and the architect of Chartres Cathedral. 

The Domestic Church

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Sometimes the large, life-changing moments are the ones that show us we need to turn everything over to God. Sometimes it’s the flat tire or a snowstorm derailing our plans. But each time we have an opportunity to come away trusting Jesus a little bit more.

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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No matter how many times we may fall or mess up, Jesus is always right there to patiently lift us up, encourage us and give us new strength with his grace and his mercy!

Baltimore Boomer

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Amid the many influential coaches managing editor Paul McMullen encountered or worked with, Renee Buettner was a favorite.

The Catholic Difference

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We must all intensify prayer and penance. We should all be inviting to church those who have left out of boredom, anger, confusion, or disgust.

Behind the Headlines

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A lot of the typical resolutions have more to do with our exterior than our interior. I’d like to suggest a few resolutions that might improve your spirit and your mind.

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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Unfortunately, in many instances, the mother-child bond is interrupted when screens are used to placate a restless toddler.

Wit & Wisdom

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To be human is to be worthy of God. God affirms the value of human life, by becoming human himself. But life is not easy.

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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In what Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls a "historic victory for New Yorkers," New York has passed what may be the nation's most extreme and irresponsible abortion law.

Snippets of FAith

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Chatting with God is easier than you think.

Our Back Pages

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Gym Meet traditions include Mary Bartel, chairwoman of the Physical Education/Health Department, serving as faculty moderator for nearly 30 years.

The Work of Her Hands

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The recent canonization of St. Oscar Romero was a moment of pride for many in our community.

World News

Rector of Montreal’s St. Joseph’s Oratory stabbed during televised Mass

Father Claude Grou, rector of St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, was stabbed during a Mass March 22. The motive for the attack remains unknown.
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To protect Earth, change lifestyles, say church, indigenous leaders

Participants at the Washington gathering looked at some of the data showing what can happen if places such as the Amazon keep experiencing deforestation at the current rate.
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Movie Review: ‘Five Feet Apart’

"Five Feet Apart" (Lionsgate), a generally engaging young-adult romantic drama about the redeeming power of sacrificial love, is aimed, with the precision of a heat-seeking missile, at 17-year-old girls.
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Catholic Baltimore Radio

As a reflection for Lent, Father Wade Menezes speaks about his book, “The Four Last Things: A Catechetical Guide to Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell.” Lent is a time of having our priorities in order, making sure we live in light of the things that matter most. Father Wade shares important insights into what we believe about these last things that are timeless and necessary truths that shape how we live our lives. Listen above.

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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Videos

Mount St. Joseph defeats 2018 MIAA-A baseball champs on the road

An error-plagued Friar defense and timely Gael hitting broke open a scoreless game in the top of the fifth, as visiting Mount St. Joseph High School defeated the 2018 MIAA-A Conference Champion Archbishop Curley High School 5-0 March 20.
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Pope leads pilgrims in prayer for victims of mosque attack

Pope Francis called on Christians to unite in prayer for the victims of two mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, that left 50 people dead and dozens wounded in one of the worst mass shootings in the country's history.
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Increased urgency accompanies annual Maryland March for Life

The Maryland March for Life took on added urgency, as the General Assembly considers legalizing physician-assisted suicide.
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