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St. Bernardine mourns parishioner caught in crossfire of shootout

A longtime parishioner of St. Bernardine Church in West Baltimore died Jan. 18 after being shot earlier this month outside her apartment complex, apparently caught in the crossfire as she smoked a cigarette.
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Mass prepares way for March for Life, honors Camp GLOW director

The faithful included members with Down syndrome who have benefited from their time at Camp GLOW; people in wheelchairs; and those interpreting in American Sign Language for the hearing impaired.
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St. Ignatius in Baltimore acknowledges history of segregation

The renaming of the chapel is a step toward deepening the parish’s commitment to interracial justice in Baltimore, Father Casciotti said.
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Physician to lead Mercy Health Services as longtime CEO retires

Mercy Health Services has selected Dr. David N. Maine to become the new president and CEO of the Baltimore Catholic health system.
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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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Cumberland couple marks 70 years of marriage and religious tolerance

Dorothy and Fred Squires are celebrating 70 years of marriage. They have inculcated a sense of respect for religious diversity among their children.
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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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I don’t really know what’s going on with this whole #Megxit situation—though I have to admit I am a fan of the hashtag. I just wanted to let you know, you’re not alone.

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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In 40 years of working with the addicted, I have learned that these negative  behaviors block the positive power of grace.

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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When we complain about another, we often take a position of judgment. Yet only God is the ultimate judge, our Christ.

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 shall try my best to keep up my part of praying for my friends, family and acquaintances ... but THANK GOD we have God to handle and keep up with the heavy duty stuff.  

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

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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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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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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