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Walters exhibit showcases medieval missal used by St. Francis of Assisi

The same book that inspired St. Francis in 1208 is expected to inspire thousands of others as the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore places it on public display for the first time in 40 years Feb. 1 through May 31.
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Clarksville parish rings the bell on Catholic Schools Week

The archbishop dedicated a new bell tower, and stopped by a reception hosted by St. Louis School – just in time to begin Catholic Schools Week.
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March for Life vies to become the other ‘Women’s March’

The women at the March for Life said it was important to stress that women’s rights don’t have to be synonymous with abortion rights.
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Trump tells March for Life attendees he welcomes their commitment to life

President Donald Trump credited attendees at the 47th annual March for Life for their commitment to protect the life of unborn and born children.
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Miami priest brings social media muscle to Mid-Atlantic Congress

Catholic priests get asked a lot of questions, but for Father Rafael Capó one question comes up more often than not. “Hey Father, what do you bench?”
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‘Ed’ Wall, former Catholic Review editor and veteran journalist, dies at 94

Arthur E. P. “Ed” Wall, a former editor of the Catholic Review from 1965 to 1971 who would later become director and editor-in-chief of what is now Catholic News Service, died Jan. 18 in Orland Park, Ill. He was 94.
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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.
Paul McMullen remembers a 2019 that celebrated his siblings.

Open Window

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There were tears as people shared memories and spoke about what the past year has been like. But there were also smiles. There was peace. And there was connection—with God and with one another.

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 Kenneth Doyle fields questions about the liturgical end of the Christmas season and rubrics involving extraordinary ministers of holy Communion.

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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We can’t know what lies ahead. As much as we might not like uncertainty, there’s also a gift in not knowing what the future holds.

Guest Commentary

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The revival of interest in the work of Fred Rogers indicates that our society yearns for the culture of respect and love of neighbor that he tried to foster.

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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As the Lamb of God, he gives himself to us in the Eucharist to empower us to conquer our own sins - and allow him to increase more and more within us and in our lives.

Baltimore Boomer

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I experienced my first sacrament April 10, 1955, at St. Rose of Lima in Brooklyn. Father T. Austin Murphy did the honors, seven years before he became an auxiliary bishop for the diocese.

The Catholic Difference

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The Christmas story is a lengthy meditation on a counterintuitive but essential truth: true freedom, genuine liberation, comes through freely chosen obedience to God’s purposes.

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 already know what my 2021 new year’s resolution should be – I shalt not judge others for however long they decide to keep up their Christmas decorations.

Wit & Wisdom

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In lieu of resolutions, may I suggest we learn a formula: “The more inadequate we feel, the more anxious we will feel, and the more hostile we will behave.”

Unconditional

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Mercy heals. It’s something God offers us and it’s something we should offer to others when we can see that they have given up on themselves.

Diamonds in the Rough

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The nature of true argument is not to destroy the interlocutor. It’s not even to “win,” really. The point of debate and argument in the classical sense it to delve into and arrive at the Truth.

World News

Bryant relied on Catholic faith to see him through tough personal times

As the world mourned the loss of basketball great Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others killed in a tragic helicopter crash Jan. 26, many recalled how Bryant gave much credit to his Catholic faith for seeing him through the bad times and strengthening his marriage and family.
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Trump tells March for Life attendees he welcomes their commitment to life

President Donald Trump credited attendees at the 47th annual March for Life for their commitment to protect the life of unborn and born children.
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Pope, Pence meet at the Vatican

After Pope Francis and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met privately for nearly an hour at the Vatican, Pence told the pope that his Roman Catholic mother will be pleased with the visit.
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Catholic Baltimore Radio

Our Jan. 19 guest is Archbishop William E. Lori, who takes a look back to 2019 and a look ahead to 2020 in the Archdiocese of Baltimore Listen above.

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Videos

Bishop Strickland says he asked pope about McCarrick report

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland of Tyler, Texas, said he asked Pope Francis about the Vatican investigation into Theodore E. McCarrick and the release of a promised report on how the former cardinal managed to rise through the church ranks.
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Pope urges bishops to teach discernment, including on political issues

Sometimes the political choices people face can seem like a choice between supporting a "snake" or supporting a "dragon," but Pope Francis told a group of U.S. bishops their job is to step back from partisan politics and help their faithful discern based on values, said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston.
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Archdiocese ‘for’ Baltimore highlighted at Center Stage event

If Ray Kelly can turn things around, so can Baltimore City. That was among the takeaways Jan. 15 at Center Stage, when the Archdiocese of Baltimore and Catholic Charities of Baltimore were host to a “Faith in Baltimore” program.
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