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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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Archbishop Lori says papal call to holiness is ‘within reach’

“In a very practical way, (the pope) engages us. He engages our lives and he shows us how living in this world with all of our ups and downs, all of our concerns and worries, with all of our strengths and weaknesses, we can in fact attain holiness,” the archbishop said.
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South Carroll County parish celebrates 150 years

St. Joseph in Sykesville is celebrating 150 years. The parish has seen many changes since its cornerstone was laid in 1868.
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Names & Numbers: Catholics help build church, serve pregnant women and more 

Among the highlights of this month’s edition of Names & Numbers is a fundraising drive by Ellicott City parishioners who are helping to build a church in Vietnam.   
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MCC tracks wins, losses in Annapolis session

The Maryland Catholic Conference saw some successes on issues it tracked during the 438th Session of the Maryland General Assembly that concluded April 9.
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Blogs & Commentary

Charity in Truth

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As Holy Week and the Easter season unfold, let us embrace the One who transcends our opinions and controversies. Only his love shows us the way. Then we will find the peace the world cannot give. 
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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Our saucer magnolia tree is blooming! Spring is here, and then it’s not, and then it sort of is. I think we might see some warmer weather this weekend.

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 answers a question about possible sainthood for the founder of EWTN.

Word on Fire

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Peterson’s considerable erudition is on clear display throughout his latest book, but so is his very real experience in the trenches as a practicing psychotherapist.

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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After decades of producing stories that go into a depth not found in some other outlets, and after many years managing newsrooms, editing pages and mentoring others, Joe Ryan is hanging up his red pen.

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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Richard Szczepanowski, a reporter for the Catholic Standard in Washington, shares his personal memories of Barbara Bush.

Wit & Wisdom

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


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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

Catholic, other groups voice misgivings over 2018 farm bill

With the 2018 version of the farm bill having been voted out of committee for consideration by the full House, Catholic groups and other rural advocates are voicing their misgivings about many of its provisions.
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Great Caesar’s ghost! Superman turns 80

Based on his non-Earthly origin and propensity both for saving people and urging them to repent and think of others, Superman has often been considered a Christ figure.
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Don’t be ‘couch potatoes,’ get up and evangelize, pope says

"This is how the Lord evangelizes, this is how the Lord proclaims, this is how the Lord wants us to evangelize," the pope said.
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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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