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Bon Secours Health System merges with Ohio-based Catholic network

The Bon Secours Health System, a Marriottsville-based health ministry with roots in Baltimore that date to the 19th century, announced Feb. 21 its intention to merge with Mercy Health, which ministers in Ohio and Kentucky.
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Archdiocesan Catholic schools partner with Discovery Education

The Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Department of Catholic Schools has entered into a new six-year partnership with Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms.
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El Arzobispo Lori se une al llamado de los obispos de E.E.U.U. para salvar a DACA

“Nuestra fe nos mueve a estar con los vulnerables, incluidos nuestros hermanos y hermanas inmigrantes... Ahora debemos mostrar nuestro apoyo y solidaridad de una manera especial," dijeron los obispos.
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Archbishop Lori supports call-in day to urge Congress to save DACA

"We are deeply disappointed that the Senate was not able to come together in a bipartisan manner to secure legislative protection for the Dreamers," the USCCB officials said in a joint statement Feb. 19.
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Baltimore Catholic League enjoying historic season

The 24 boys on the McDonald’s All-American team include two from the Baltimore Catholic League.
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Faith keeps young parishioner strong in battle with brain cancer and Lyme disease

Despite brutal twin diagnoses of Lyme disease and brain cancer, 26-year-old Corey Dregier maintains a positive attitude and zest for life.
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Blogs & Commentary

Charity in Truth

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When we look at Lent as the herald of a new springtime in our spiritual lives, then, I would hope, Lenten practices would no longer seem like unwelcome intrusions into our comfort. Rather, they are harbingers of hope for a more Christ-centered way of life.
When we choose to stay in our own little world, it’s not because we are hateful or uneducated or racist. Some like the hustle, bustle and skyline. I’ll take the calm, rolling hills and serenity. 

Open Window

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Today we start the Year of the Dog, which is somehow much more exciting than the rooster or the goat. We are all quite excited about it.

Faces of Faith

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Despite brutal twin diagnoses of Lyme disease and brain cancer, 26-year-old Corey Dregier maintains a positive attitude and zest for life.

Question Corner

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Father Doyle answers a question on whether blessed objects can be sold.

Word on Fire

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What I found most uplifting about the session was that a Protestant and a Catholic—both committed to their respective traditions—could come together in fellowship, good cheer, and mutual support

The Domestic Church

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In the wake of the death of her brother-in-law, Rita Buettner encourages readers to build a legacy of love.

Our Back Pages

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“One minute before the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 – the moment when an armistice took effect to end World War I – Henry Gunther was shot and killed near the French village of Chaumont-devant-Damvillers."

The Narthex

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After decades of producing stories that go into a depth not found in some other outlets, and after many years managing newsrooms, editing pages and mentoring others, Joe Ryan is hanging up his red pen.

Dust and Dewfall

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A fire fighter shares an amazing story of faith and salvation with Father Collin Poston.

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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Lent calls us to embrace the humility of the Gospel publican and confess that we have sinned, knowing that God’s mercy can heal what is broken in us if we cooperate with his grace. 

Behind the Headlines

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Archbishop William E. Lori recalled that midnight Mass was the highlight of the family Christmas celebrations. The parish where he grew up had a particularly beautiful choir that helped make the Mass a memorable event, even as a kid.

Fertile Soil

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Sharing our faith is also an inherent aspect of being a Catholic. Are you a Catholic? Do you believe it is good to be a Catholic? If so, how can you not share the faith with everyone?

Guest Commentary

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In responding to the call of their teaching mission, the Oblate Sisters nurtured the minds and souls of black folk, the very elements of black existence white society routinely denied.

Wit & Wisdom

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I think it’s fair to say that my dog saved my life. I would come home from grade school at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Essex. Our little apartment was empty. My father was absent. My mother was working. My older brother and sisters were either in school or at work. But my dog,...

Unconditional

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Robyn Barberry shares some words of wisdom with her little one.

A More Human Society

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In a week dominated by the Winter Olympics and news of partisan combat (of course) in Washington, D.C., I am transfixed by the contagious smile of one little boy named Lucas Warren.

World News

Pope to young people: Break free from fear, fake online personas

It's time to break free from fear, fake online personas and looking at the world through a digital screen display, Pope Francis told young people.
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El Arzobispo Lori se une al llamado de los obispos de E.E.U.U. para salvar a DACA

“Nuestra fe nos mueve a estar con los vulnerables, incluidos nuestros hermanos y hermanas inmigrantes... Ahora debemos mostrar nuestro apoyo y solidaridad de una manera especial," dijeron los obispos.
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Rev. Graham dies; world famous evangelist was admired by most Americans

Rev. Graham welcomed representatives of other denominations, including Catholics, to attend his crusades.
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Videos

Three cheers for Lucas

In a week dominated by the Winter Olympics and news of partisan combat (of course) in Washington, D.C., I am transfixed by the contagious smile of one little boy named Lucas Warren.
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Church must ‘speak and live in truth’ to combat racism, bishop says

The Catholic Church must confront the sin of racism, listen to people who have been oppressed, and seek reconciliation in part by promoting people of color into leadership roles, said Bishop George Murry of Youngstown, Ohio.
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Severna Park parish and school grow with new building

St. John the Evangelist Parish and School in Severna Park have grown with the opening of a shared 14,600-square-foot Parish Activities Center.
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