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Turkey Bowl 100: Naval Academy-bound Card big on ‘brotherhood’

The Cardinals will rely heavily on Sasaki and his leadership in the 100th Turkey Bowl.
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Bishop Madden to lead Baltimore prayer walk for peace Nov. 20

Bishop Denis J. Madden, urban vicar and auxiliary bishop emeritus of Baltimore, will lead a prayer walk for peace Nov. 20 at St. Ann Catholic Church.
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Turkey Bowl hits 100: Calvert Hall-Loyola Blakefield more than a just game

The football teams from Calvert Hall College High School and Loyola Blakefield meet for the 100th time Thanksgiving Day, but when it comes to the pomp and circumstance preceding the Turkey Bowl, collaboration trumps territorial tendencies.
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I Give Catholic Campaign

Nearly 40 U.S. dioceses sign up to participate in #GivingTuesday Dec. 3

Thirty-nine U.S. archdioceses and dioceses plan to participate in this year's #iGiveCatholic online giving day Dec. 3 to raise funds for 3,600 Catholic organizations.
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Planned pro-life pregnancy center in downtown Baltimore gets boost

A long-anticipated project to convert a dilapidated building into a pro-life pregnancy resource center right next to Planned Parenthood in downtown Baltimore is getting new life after stalling for more than a year for lack of resources.
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After 50 years leading Stella Maris, Sister Karen McNally earns break

Sister Karen McNally, a Religious Sister of Mercy who retired Sept. 27 as head of Stella Maris after giving it 50 years of service, knows the power of saying “yes.”
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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.

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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No generation is perfect, each facing unique challenges, each having distinct personality and peculiarities that others mock and question. But, millennials seem to carry the ire of everyone.

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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Christopher Gunty offers five strategies to get through this election cycle without destroying our democracy.

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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In this month dedicated to praying for the “poor souls” in purgatory, let us not forget to pray for the dying


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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

Slain Jesuits remembered worldwide for sacrificing lives for poor, peace

Around the world, communities of their Jesuit brothers, but also laity involved in social justice circles and even Pope Francis, made sure their names and what they stood for was not forgotten.
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Issue of selling slaves ‘bigger than Georgetown,’ says descendant

The issue of Georgetown University selling slaves more than 180 years ago to get out of a debt that could have shut down the institution is "bigger than Georgetown," said one of the roughly 8,000 known descendants of those enslaved African Americans.
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Movie Review: ‘Frozen II

This movie's flaws are ultimately outweighed by sympathetic characters, visual flair and skillful, if sometimes overly complicated, storytelling.
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Father Michael DeAscanis discusses how God continues to raise up the faithful to renew his Church. Listen above.

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Pope calls on leaders, tech giants to protect children online

While digital technologies have led to advancements in communication and education, they also have led to the exploitation of children on the internet, Pope Francis said.
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Bishop Mark J. Seitz and Father Fabian Marquez, both of El Paso, Texas, lead prayers Sept. 26, 2019, for Antonio Basco, who lost his wife, Margie Reckard, during the Aug. 3 Walmart mass shooting in El Paso.

El Paso bishop opens up about pain of parishioners behind letter on mass shooting

El Paso Bishop Mark Seitz said he wanted the letter to be a "conversation starter" and also one that would explore the underlying causes of the mass shooting.
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Archbishop Gomez elected USCCB president; first Latino in post

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles was elected to a three-year term as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during the bishops' fall general assembly in Baltimore.
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