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Catholic senior living centers learn to adapt amid unprecedented precautions

Baltimore Catholic organizations who run senior housing such as Catholic Charities and Mercy Health Services have taken aggressive steps to keep their residents safe.
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Baltimore Archdiocese schools, families using 3D printers to help produce face shields

Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore are stepping up to aid health care workers by helping to produce face shields desperately needed during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Archbishop Lori acknowledges difficulties during coronavirus crisis

Archbishop Lori discusses the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Baltimore native in Italy knows about life amid COVID-19 pandemic

“My concerns are that not everybody will be able to get 100 percent care and that many (more) will die,” said Castagna,
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Highlandtown parish heeds the call for much-needed medical supplies

Sacred Heart of Jesus is one of four churches in Baltimore acting as drop-off sites for the Baltimore Health Professionals Mutual Aid Cooperative
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Ethicists, lawyers see dangers in rationing of scarce health resources

Catholic ethicists and legal experts are sounding the alarm that the scarcity of resources such as ventilators and hospital beds during the current coronavirus pandemic could prompt health care decisions based only on age and disability -- and in some cases already is.
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Blogs & Commentary

Charity in Truth

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Sin is a wound in the heart of an all-loving God. This should bring home to us the enormity and preciousness of God’s gift of mercy.
Joseph is a strong role model for someone who accepts the will of the Lord and lives it out.

Open Window

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Do you like to bake while in quarantine? Here is a recipe for a delicious apple cake.

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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Father Doyle fields questions on the Church's stance on organ donation and endorsing candidates.

Word on Fire

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Anthony Hopkins portrays retired Pope Benedict XVI and Jonathan Pryce portrays Pope Francis in a scene from the movie "The Two Popes."
I would have been happy to watch four hours of a film that was as honest and insightful about Joseph Ratzinger as it was about Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

The Domestic Church

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Small acts of kindness show how connected we are – and can be – in a world that sometimes feels so focused on individual happiness.

Guest Commentary

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What I came to learn during my confinement is that you don't have to have symptoms to be a carrier of COVID-19 and spread it to others.

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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Let us “start strong” and “show God” to the world and those around us, and give a demonstration of the unseen by being Christlike in our lives and in our love.

Baltimore Boomer

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An unusually mild January nonetheless left me chilled, by too many deaths.

The Catholic Difference

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At the end, that is the deepest impression her letters leave: here is a woman of extraordinary courage whose configuration of her life to the Cross was a source of both personal strength and literary genius.

Behind the Headlines

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We don’t stop celebrating his birth just because the stores take down decorations and end the sales. We find the light in the manger and we trek to the Lord with all who seek him.

Our Back Pages

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This year will mark Monsignor Burke's 40th Christmas at St. Francis of Assisi in Baltimore. He’ll celebrate the 5 p.m. Mass on Christmas Eve, and the 11:30 a.m. Mass on Christmas Day.

Snippets of FAith

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Suzanna Molino Singleton finds inspiration in the man who championed outreach to Haiti in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Wit & Wisdom

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When we believe that we are made of the “stuff” of God, then we have the power to co-create our world again in God’s likeness. Our time is limited. Our love is not. 


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For the umpteenth millionth time, my mom saved the day.

Diamonds in the Rough

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God is not a genie; but he is intimately fond of us. He would do anything for you – not because he is our slave, but because he is nothing but love.

World News

Vatican confirms pope does not have COVID-19

Neither Pope Francis nor any of his closest collaborators have the COVID-19 virus, said Matteo Bruni, director of the Vatican press office.
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COVID-19 is not God’s judgment, but a call to live differently, pope says

The worldwide coronavirus pandemic is not God's judgment on humanity, but God's call on people to judge what is most important to them and resolve to act accordingly from now on, Pope Francis said.
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Pandemic casts spotlight on a nearly forgotten martyr: St. Corona

She had become nearly forgotten. Little is known about the young woman who was killed for her Christian faith, presumably in the second century A.D. But now, a pandemic is shedding light on her: St. Corona.
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Stay firm in faith, seek St. Joseph’s intercession, pope says

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the daily lives and routines of millions of people have been turned upside down, Pope Francis said, but they must help each other stay firm in faith.
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Archbishop Lori leads Mass in ‘extraordinary times’ for coronavirus

If all the people watching the livestream of the 11 a.m. Mass March 15 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland had been in the cathedral itself, it would have been filled to capacity.
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Vatican closes museums, beefs up measures to stop virus spread

The Vatican has instituted new measures and closures to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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