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Appeal for Catholic Ministries in gear

The homeless and the hungry, children and the aged, seminarians, and chaplains at hospitals and prisons all benefit from the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s annual fundraising campaign, the Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries.
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Local Catholics are ready to ‘unfriend’ social media for Lent

More Americans are embracing the concept of a “digital detox” as social media becomes more ubiquitous and at times more harmful; however, others are disconnecting with a distinctly Catholic twist.
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Mom with her hands happily full among Mother Lange honorees

The 23rd annual Mother Mary Lange, O.S.P., awards banquet was held at Martin’s West Feb. 14. Sponsored by the Office of Black Catholic Ministries in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the event is a local staple of Black History Month.
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St. Frances Academy primed to win third straight BCL tournament

Bolstered by the last two Players of the Year in the Baltimore Catholic League, St. Frances Academy is primed to take its third straight BCL tournament, an affair that concludes March 1 at Loyola University Maryland’s Reitz Arena.
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Sister Dorothy Ann Haney dies at 88

In the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Sister Dorothy taught at St. Bernardine School in West Baltimore from 1957 to 1959.
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Father George Coyne, Vatican astronomer from Baltimore, dies at 87

Jesuit Father George V. Coyne, a Baltimore native who led the Vatican Observatory as its director for 28 years, got his start in the field of astronomy as a young student in formation for the priesthood by secretly studying under his blanket, flashlight in hand.
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Blogs & Commentary

Charity in Truth

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I’ve been asked many times if I have inherited their good genes. I don’t know about that. I do know that mom and dad have given me an even more precious inheritance – the gift of life, the gift of faith and the gift of good example.
Marching in Washington, D.C., or Annapolis are important ways to make your voice heard on life issues, but if you want to make a “powerful, impassioned and inspirational” difference, support your local pro-life pregnancy center. 

Open Window

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During Lent, people are spiritually hungry. We are in the desert, and it can be a lonely and dark time—this time of repentance, this season with no alleluias. By remaining active on social media—or even approaching it more intentionally—you have the opportunity to help others see and connect with Christ in a new way.

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 about Catholic editions of the Bible and how we can be happy in heaven if loved ones aren't present with us.

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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I have come to see that there are times when the best parenting move is the one that is best for the parent.

Guest Commentary

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The plight of the Amazon is a wicked problem demanding enormous resources and focus from a variety of countries, yet without certainty of the results nor the avoidance of unintended consequences.

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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Every day is a gift from our Heavenly Father. May we not take it for granted but live it as such, and allow the light of Jesus to shine in and through us so, as to illuminate and brighten our often dark and troubled world.

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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I always say, if someone doesn’t believe in God, take him or her to a sunrise, a sunset, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, the mountains or a beach. The pure majesty of such panoramas should infuse faith.

Wit & Wisdom

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Salvation history is not just about what God did in the past, but what God wants to do through each one of us in the present.


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Take some time to ask your family these three questions today. You may have a laugh and learn a thing or two about life and the people you share it with.

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

Jean Vanier had ‘manipulative’ sexual relationships with six women

Jean Vanier, founder of the ecumenical L'Arche communities that provide group homes and spiritual support for people with intellectual disabilities, used his status to have "manipulative" sexual relationships with at least six women, concludes an internal investigation commissioned by the organization.
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Pope says revision of canon law section on crime, penalties is necessary

The 12-year process of updating the Code of Canon Law section dealing with crimes and penalties was necessary "to make it more organic and responsive to new situations and problems," Pope Francis said.
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Catholic Baltimore Radio

This week’s guest is Father Michael DeAscanis, discussing St. Valentine and the nature of love. Listen above.

The staff of the Catholic Review contributes original content to the “Catholic Baltimore” radio program, a production of the Archdiocese of Baltimore broadcast on WCBM-680 AM every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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Being meek does not mean being a pushover, pope says at audience

Those who are meek are patient, gentle and merciful, drawing people together and salvaging relationships, Pope Francis said.
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Raphael’s tapestries briefly return to Sistine Chapel

An artistic masterpiece conceived by the Renaissance master Raphael was on display for one week in the Sistine Chapel to help celebrate the 500th anniversary of the artist's death.
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Pope says there is no quick fix for priest shortage in Amazon region

Pope Francis acknowledged the serious shortage of priests in remote areas of the Amazon, but he insisted not all avenues have been exhausted to address the issue.
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