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Esperanza Center opens in temporary location after fire

A month after a neighboring fire displaced Esperanza Center, a program of Catholic Charities, its outreaches continue to operate just around the corner out of Assisi House at St. Patrick in Fells Point.
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Students learn about Blessed Virgin Mary at Rosary Congress

Approximately 350 students gathered at the Baltimore Basilica Oct. 10 to learn about Our Lady of Fatima, pray the rosary and tour America’s first cathedral as part of the archdiocesan Rosary Congress.
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Baltimore Archdiocese, Catholic Charities help launch Parish ID in city

“We are sending a clear message, that people have a right to be safe,” the archbishop said. “People have a right to live in a city where they see each other as neighbors and friends, rather than strangers and enemies. Baltimore's interim police commissioner, Gary Tuggle, addresses questions from the media Oct. 10 outside Sacred...
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Baltimore archdiocese deacon candidates ‘trust the Holy Spirit’s timing of that call’

Deacons and candidates for that ministry alike agree that the timeless call to serve transcends any crisis facing the Catholic Church. That was among the takeaways from a Deacon Day of Enrichment Oct. 6 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Howard County, where approximately 25 deacons of the Archdiocese of Baltimore renewed their vows,...
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Archdiocesan CFO Tapped for Position with Cincinnati-Based Catholic Evangelization Company

Baltimore, MD, October 9, 2018 – William J. Baird III, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Management Services for the Archdiocese of Baltimore since 2010, has announced that he will leave the position next month to assume the position of Dynamic Parish Consultant for the Dynamic Catholic Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Dynamic Catholic Institute provides...
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Loyola Blakefield $27 million campaign will add academic hall, expand endowment

Loyola Blakefield is advancing a $27 million fundraising project that will better integrate its middle-schoolers into the campus with a new academic hall, as well as increase its endowment and scholarship opportunities.
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Blogs & Commentary

Charity in Truth

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I will report back to you what I’ve heard and how these heartfelt comments, no matter how hard they are to hear at times, will help to shape necessary reforms in our local Church and how they will inform my own contributions to the urgent conversations that are happening at higher levels of our Church. 
Paul McMullen finds boundless inspiration from young people.

Open Window

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When you aren’t playing soccer during the fall, you have these wide open weekends to fill—or at least I thought that would be the case. So my husband and I were determined we would go apple picking this fall.

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 Kenneth Doyle fields questions about suicide and divorce and friendship.

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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May God help us to be open to the Holy Spirit, even if it is surprisingly coming through another person we may not feel is “qualified” or through a person we may not “like” or may not know.

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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It’s time now for those of us in the church to funnel our anger and frustration into helping the victims and the church to heal. The church may have stumbled and fallen along the way when it comes to protecting children and vulnerable adults. God willing, we have learned from our falls and our failures. 

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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Bigmindedness looks at the connection between present concerns and future consequences, reminding us that one thing leads to another and to take seriously what that other might be.

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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Sometimes our focal point in life is off. We should be looking at – and appreciating – what we are holding in our hands – life’s blessings and gifts.

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

Superiors general see no reason why women shouldn’t have vote at synod

Although bishops should increase the majority of voting members at a Synod of Bishops, the fact that the body is only consultative means women should be included as full members just as priests and religious brothers are, said three priests who are voting members.
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Salvadoran archbishop asks pope to make Romero ‘doctor of the church’

Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar Alas of San Salvador asked Pope Francis to proclaim St. Oscar Romero the church's first Latin American "doctor of the church."
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Saints risk all for love of Jesus, pope says at canonization Mass

Carrying Pope Paul VI's pastoral staff and wearing the blood-stained belt of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, Pope Francis formally recognized them, and five others, as saints of the Catholic Church.
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Catholic Baltimore Radio

This week’s guests are Father Michael Thompson, superior general of the Baltimore-based Josephites; and Bishop John Ricard, former auxiliary bishop of Baltimore, speaking on the 125-year-history of the Josephites and ways the society is reaching out to invite men from Africa to become Josephite priests.

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

Saints risk all for love of Jesus, pope says at canonization Mass

Carrying Pope Paul VI's pastoral staff and wearing the blood-stained belt of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, Pope Francis formally recognized them, and five others, as saints of the Catholic Church.
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Church must answer abuse survivors’ thirst for justice, archbishop says

Responding to clerical sexual abuse demands truth and justice, not just admitting a sin was committed, said Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna of Malta.
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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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