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How to survive Thanksgiving dinner with a side of impeachment

Nell Bolton suggests using the three Bs – binding, bonding and bridging – when engaging people with whom you disagree.
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Black Catholic History Month – 2019

Black Catholic History Month was established in 1990 through the advocacy of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus.
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Send your greetings to Pope Francis for his 50th priestly jubilee

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the priestly ordination of Pope Francis, Archbishop William E. Lori encourages Catholics from throughout the archdiocese to contribute to a special “spiritual bouquet” that the archbishop will present to the pope in December.
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Ask a veteran: Military backgrounds benefit parishes, schools

With Veterans Day Nov. 11, this installment of Positively Catholic looks at a Catholic school principal, a parish leader and a man studying to be a priest who took time to serve their country while continuing to serve God.
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Loyola University Maryland enjoys record Fulbright crop

With eight Fulbright Scholarship recipients for 2019, Loyola University Maryland has doubled its previous record for the prestigious awards.
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Calvert Hall’s depth, quality dominate MIAA cross country

After dominating the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association cross country championships Nov. 5, Owen Johnson and his Calvert Hall teammates had an unconventional warm-down.
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Blogs & Commentary

Charity in Truth

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As the days grow darker, both cosmically and metaphorically, the encouragement of the Holy Spirit shines forth with renewed clarity.
Bring on the flavors of the harvest and the memories of a tree at my boyhood home that burst into brightness every year, and I’ll accept the shorter days and longer shadows.

Open Window

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This fall has been a season of abundance. I have too many things to balance, too many competing priorities, too many problems to solve, and too many reasons not to go to sleep on time.

Faces of Faith

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“Our church has a lot of power to change the community that we actually live in," Hall said. "Since we have so much influence, we need to be back in the community, reaching out as best we can.”

Question Corner

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Father Kenneth Doyle fields questions about proselytism and how frequently a priest is required to celebrate Mass.

Word on Fire

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Will gets some important things right, but he gets some even more basic things quite wrong.

The Domestic Church

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Stories help us incorporate memories and traditions into our family. They help us know who we are.

Guest Commentary

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This is the season when the Catholic world celebrates the feast of All Saints' Day, followed by All Souls' Day. The night before All Saints' Day, the cultural world celebrates Halloween, literally the eve of All Hallows.

The Narthex

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If there’s one thread that runs throughout the selected homilies, it’s courage.

Dust and Dewfall

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One of more profound memories from my priesthood involved a visit a few years ago with an elderly man in the hospital who was dying.

Baltimore Boomer

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You have to live in a cave not to know a family or three who have lost a loved one to the opioid epidemic,  but for me, the violence infesting and dragging down Baltimore has never hit closer.

The Catholic Difference

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The dying parts of the Church are those still misreading John XXIII.

Behind the Headlines

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Bishop Brennan's new crosier was crafted by a longtime friend who imagined what King David's crosier may have looked like.

Our Back Pages

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The fleeting image of the demure and habited nun furtively flashing the two-finger peace sign in the 1970 documentary “Woodstock” has floated softly through five decades now, a lasting if elusory symbol that touches on the historic music festival but ultimately alights someplace else.

Snippets of FAith

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How is it people and young adults grow up Catholic, experience all there is taught to us about the Trinity through religion classes, nuns and priests’ instruction, get baptized, make first holy Communion, confess young sins in first reconciliation, invite a sponsor to touch our shoulder during Confirmation, take vows in matrimony ... and then...

Wit & Wisdom

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The power of evil destroys life. We share the power of God when we give life.

Unconditional

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A young super-speller tells his story.

A More Human Society

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Should doctors and nurses be forced to take part in procedures that violate their conscience? It's a timely question. New federal regulations to enforce existing conscience protection laws are being challenged in federal courts.

World News

Rural-urban convenings suggested to address plague of gun violence

Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, said Catholic clergy and lay leaders can play a role in bringing together people along the rural-urban divide to build understanding of the need for sensible policies that can end the scourge of gun violence.
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In final presidential address, Cardinal DiNardo urges new beginning

In his final address as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston told his fellow bishops that it has been "an honor to serve you, even in the difficult times."
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Ministry, mission, communion key points in nuncio’s talk to U.S. bishops

The bishop's ministry and mission, and how he forges communion, was the message in Archbishop Christophe Pierre's address to the U.S. bishops Nov. 11 in Baltimore.
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In final presidential address, Cardinal DiNardo urges new beginning

In his final address as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston told his fellow bishops that it has been "an honor to serve you, even in the difficult times."
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Christians must shun self-worship, pope says at synod’s final Mass

Poor people from the Amazon have shown that God's creation must be treated "not as a resource to be exploited but as a home to be preserved, with trust in God," Pope Francis said.
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Synod document: New ministries can serve evangelization in Amazon

To proclaim the Gospel message of hope, the Catholic Church in the Amazon must open new paths of evangelization in the region, including by instituting new ministries for lay men and women, the Synod of Bishops said.
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