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Holy Cows: Partnership in Howard County aids those in need in Baltimore City

Part of the shrine’s acreage was leased for farming that used pesticides. Upon re-evaluating, the friars determined that the current usage was not cohesive with the message of the Franciscans on being stewards of the land.
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Glyndon student wins with essay

“As Americans,” Karolina wrote in her essay, “we are proud of our freedoms, we are admired for our freedoms, and we are hated for our freedoms.”
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Imprisoned clergy of Dachau remembered for fearless faith

More than 2,500 Catholic priests, brothers and seminarians were imprisoned at the Dachau concentration camp, with more than 1,000 of them dying there.
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Harlem Park Head Start preschool teacher receives funding

Stephanie Hall, a preschool teacher at Catholic Charities of Baltimore City Head Start in Harlem Park, received funding to help renovate part of her classroom into an art studio, and to aid other projects.
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Transcript of remarks of Rev. Dr. Raphael D. Warnock at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen

This is a transcript of the recorded remarks of the Rev. Dr. Raphael D. Warnock at an interfaith/ecumenical prayer service to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death April 4, 1968, of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Sister Clara Pedo, longtime teacher, dies at 75

During her 55 years in religious life, Sister Clara served in the Archdiocese of Baltimore at St. Dominic School in Baltimore (1969-81); Mother Seton School in Emmitsburg (1981-5, 1989-90); and in prayer ministry at Villa St. Michael in Emmitsburg since February.
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Blogs & Commentary

Charity in Truth

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It’s not that most Catholics reject outright the call to spread the Gospel; it’s more that they decline to participate in it, often because they themselves have never been evangelized and adequately catechized.
Those who turn a blind eye to the children  who are victims of human trafficking; young refugees from Afghanistan or Syria; or the young ones among us who do not have ample food, clothing, shelter and education, contribute to their neglect.

Open Window

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Kate, you may think you have this parenting thing down by now, but you are in for a treat. Because now you and Prince William are parents to a third child.

Faces of Faith

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Dwayne Coleman uses his free time to volunteer at St. Wenceslaus in Baltimore and the parish’s Lucielle Fitzgerald Outreach Center, which will be re-dedicated April 21 at 10 a.m.

Question Corner

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Father Doyle fields questions about the use of incense at Mass and whether a person should give money to homeless people.

Word on Fire

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I am going to maintain that A Quiet Place is the most unexpectedly religious film of 2018.

The Domestic Church

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The responsibility to make everyone feel welcome at Mass begins with each of us.

Our Back Pages

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The era of “blue laws” restricted most business operations on Sunday. In the city, that meant Major League Baseball and National Football League games could not start before 2:05 p.m.

The Narthex

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Has your car ever been rocked back and forth by vigorous bovine tongues? Mine has. Here's the story.

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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The defense of the indefensible leads to rage, and rage becomes a form of madness.

Behind the Headlines

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“Thoughts and prayers” are an appropriate, initial, compassionate response to any tragedy, including the death of innocents at a concert, church or school. But a solution requires action. And the time for action is now. 

Fertile Soil

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Modernity is not a constant movement towards progress. Instead the modern worldview has a gaping hole right in the middle of it.

Guest Commentary

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I always knew I wanted a life of being immersed in other cultures, and one week in Haiti only completely confirmed this.

Wit & Wisdom

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The key to trusting God’s power after death is to trust his power during life.

Unconditional

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I wasn’t there because I’m a big fan of Gravedigger (though an enormous remote control version patrols our house regularly), I was there because my boys were into monster trucks, and I’m their biggest fans.

A More Human Society

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The U.S. assisted-suicide movement has ridiculed slippery-slope arguments, saying we will never follow the Netherlands in approving assisted suicide for people who only have dementia. It seems we are almost there now.

World News

U.S. Supreme Court shows some support to Trump’s travel ban

In the last case before the U.S. Supreme Court this session, it seemed the majority of justices might uphold President Donald Trump's travel ban on people from several Muslim-majority countries.
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Wrestling champion Bruno Sammartino laid to rest

Wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino was remembered as a man of "honesty and integrity" at his funeral Mass April 23.
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Survivor hopes papal meeting will bring end to ‘culture of abuse’

A survivor of clergy sexual abuse in Chile said he hopes his meeting with Pope Francis will be an opportunity to make a difference and bring an end to a culture within the Catholic Church that disparages victims and makes them feel guilty for coming forward.
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Videos

Father of Alfie Evans meets pope, begs for help to save his son

Begging Pope Francis to help his son, Alfie, Tom Evans met with the pontiff, pleading for "asylum" in Italy so his seriously ill son may receive care and not be euthanized in England.
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‘Is my dad in heaven?’ little boy asks pope

"How beautiful to hear a son say of his father, 'He was good,'" the pope told the children during a visit to St. Paul of the Cross parish April 15.
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Successor to Martin Luther King Jr. urges unity in cathedral sermon

The Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock, senior pastor of Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, gave a rousing sermon at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland at an April 12 interfaith/ecumenical prayer service to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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