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Three new priests ordained for Archdiocese of Baltimore

Archbishop William E. Lori ordained Fathers William Keown, John Martínez and John Streifel in an ancient liturgical rite that lasted approximately two hours.
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Missionary Disciples: ChristLife discovers, follows and shares Christ

People came from 36 U.S. dioceses as well as Canada, Mexico, Ireland and Singapore to participate in the ChristLife National Training Conference at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Ellicott City.
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Highlandtown parishioner, 99, recalls life of the carnival

A 99-year-old parishioner of Sacred Heart of Jesus-Sagrado Corazón de Jesús in Highlandtown remembers parish carnivals from 90 years ago.
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Retired from the Navy, Deacon William Keown is excited about new role as priest

Transitional Deacon William Keown never anticipated having a second career, let alone one as a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Sister Catherine Phelps, longtime leader of Trinity School, dies

Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Catherine Phelps died unexpectedly June 15. A Baltimore native, she served as head of Trinity School for 47 years, twice leading it National Blue Ribbon recognition.
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Deacon John Martínez found support from parishioners in pursuit of the priesthood

Deacon Martínez has high hopes for Catholicism in Baltimore and is determined to accompany young adults in their faith journey.
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Blogs & Commentary

Charity in Truth

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It’s no good to speak about the faith and not to live it. And if we are living the faith, we should be willing to speak of it. 
After open-heart surgery, Paul McMullen’s gratitude is keener than ever.

Open Window

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Going away on vacation is always amazing, but I am a huge fan of staycations, which is how the boys and I have spent our week.

Faces of Faith

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Seán Bray, director of campus ministry at Loyola University Maryland, is well-known on campus for accompanying students on their faith journeys. A Seattle native, he draws on his experiences on immersion trips to inspire students.

Question Corner

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Father Doyle fields questions about the pope's security detail and receiving Communion in Protestant churches.

Word on Fire

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Bishop Barron wonders whether video might be a better means of communication than texts for U.S. bishops.

The Domestic Church

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I make messes by accident and on purpose over and over and over, and God continuously offers forgiveness and strength and peace.

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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Join Father Poston and his dog, Otto, on an "Otto Grotto Rosary Walk" in Emmitsburg.

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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The defense of the indefensible leads to rage, and rage becomes a form of madness.

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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I’ve always suspected that at the root of the religious liberty controversies of the last few years is an inherent distrust or even disrespect for traditional religious beliefs.

Wit & Wisdom

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Do all the good you can, for as many people as you can, for as long as you can. If you do that, you may not just live longer. You may live forever.

Unconditional

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I turn 35 tomorrow and have been thinking about how I want to live in this new phase of my life. There are two philosophies that people use as guidelines for making decisions about their life’s experiences. I am posing a third.

A More Human Society

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Richard Doerflinger finds rich ironies in the Supreme Court's wedding cake ruling.

World News

Pope: Individual bishops must decide about Communion in mixed marriages

The question of allowing Protestants married to Catholics to receive Communion at Mass in special cases has to be decided by each individual bishop and cannot be decided by a bishops' conference, Pope Francis said.
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Cardinal McCarrick’s 60 years of ministry in church had global impact

As a board member of Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services, the U.S. bishops' overseas relief and development agency, he continued to travel the world and had regular speaking engagements and other activities, in the United States and beyond.
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Trump signs executive order stopping family separation policy

President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 that halts his administration's family separation policy for families who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.
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Videos

Ghana’s Cardinal Turkson appreciates significance of Baltimore 

Cardinal Turkson is considered by some to be a potential successor to Pope Francis, and his visit attracted faithful from across Charm City to the basilica.
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U.S. officials return stolen Columbus letter back to Vatican Library

With the help of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a 15th-century copy of a letter Christopher Columbus sent to his royal patrons describing the riches of the New World has been returned to its rightful owner -- the Vatican.
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Biggest danger in life is fear, settling for less, pope says

The pope said he was beginning a new series of audience talks on the Ten Commandments and how Jesus leads people from the law to its fulfillment.
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