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Baltimore faith leaders to hold prayer service for justice, healing June 3 at St. Vincent de Paul

Baltimore's religious leaders will join civic and community leaders in praying for justice and peace during a June 3 gathering beginning at 6 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul in Baltimore.
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Feast of Pentecost marks return of public worship in Baltimore Archdiocese

Churches in Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford and Washington counties opened liturgies to the public, albeit at one-third capacity, per Archdiocese of Baltimore guidelines.
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Archbishop Lori: Holy Spirit should shake out complacency over racism

Archbishop William E. Lori harkened back to the first Pentecost when the Holy Spirit shook the house where Jesus’ disciples had gathered and came with a fire of charity to consume every false idol.
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For the brothers Bolger, the priesthood is a family affair

Father Justin Bolger – who grew up in Baltimore’s St. William of York Parish and later St. Peter the Apostle Parish in Libertytown – was ordained May 23, along with five others.
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Ugandan ordained a Josephite priest at the West Baltimore parish he served as deacon

The 32-year-old native of Uganda was ordained a Josephite priest May 23 at St. Peter Claver in West Baltimore.
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Archbishop Lori calls Knights founder a ‘visionary leader’ as miracle approved for beatification

Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori felt “great joy” when he heard the news that Pope Francis had accepted a miracle attributed to the intercession of Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus.
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Blogs & Commentary

Charity in Truth

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May we indeed persevere, in this and in every time of trial, so that one day we may reign with Christ in the presence of Mary Our Queen.
You think it’s been hard for you to find disinfecting wipes for your home? Think of finding enough disinfectant for church pews that seat hundreds of people. You’ve had problems finding a small bottle of hand sanitizer? Multiply those needs by 100 or 1,000.

Open Window

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It brings with it a small reminder to hold onto hope—even when it might seem easier to give up.

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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God is love. He loved us first – and loves us forever. He knows us best, seeing deep within us to all we are and all we can be. He sees us and loves us fully. He holds us – and the past, present and future – in his hands.

Guest Commentary

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The Church, in the powerful peace and peaceful power of the Spirit, will get her public witness back when she finds her way again like the first disciples to breathe deep and speak fire.

The Narthex

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“We all cried big, floppy tears and sang with broken voices to try and tell him how much he was adored,” Jordan Tippett said.

Dust and Dewfall

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If we know the voice of the Lord Jesus well, and we continue to respond to it, then we know what follows it: an abiding peace and confident hope that cannot be taken away.

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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Let me urge you again: make this time of plague and quarantine the occasion to dig the “Catholic paper” out of your records, find your baptismal certificate, and learn the date of your baptism. And then, with appropriate celebration, ponder just what happened to you that day.

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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Forget the hair, go back to your family roots.

Wit & Wisdom

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We do not live in a morally neutral universe. Good and evil, life and death, do contend with each other.

Unconditional

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Social distancing can be miserable, but at the very least we have each other.

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

Trump visits shrine on anniversary of St. John Paul II visit to Poland

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington June 2 shortly before he was expected to sign an executive order at the White House to expand U.S. support for international religious freedom efforts.
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Catholics in Twin Cities grappling with Floyd’s death, related rioting

Twin Cities-area Catholics are among Minnesotans still processing the horror and tragedy, and grappling with their role -- and the Catholic Church's -- both in fighting racism and rebuilding the city.
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Vatican official: Racism is ‘spiritual’ virus that must be wiped out

Much like the coronavirus pandemic, racism is a "spiritual" virus that has spread throughout the world and must be eradicated, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life.
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Catholic Baltimore Radio

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Videos

Church united by Spirit, not personal beliefs, pope says on Pentecost

Just as the apostles were united once they received the Holy Spirit, the church is united by that same spirit and not by keeping company just with those who agree on a certain interpretation of Christian teaching, Pope Francis said on Pentecost.
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Archbishop Lori: Holy Spirit should shake out complacency over racism

Archbishop William E. Lori harkened back to the first Pentecost when the Holy Spirit shook the house where Jesus’ disciples had gathered and came with a fire of charity to consume every false idol.
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Ugandan ordained a Josephite priest at the West Baltimore parish he served as deacon

The 32-year-old native of Uganda was ordained a Josephite priest May 23 at St. Peter Claver in West Baltimore.
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