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Archbishop Lori says allegations open old wounds for abuse victims

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore acknowledged the renewed pain and anger caused by clergy sexual abuse following the release of a Pennsylvania grand jury report that details some of the actions taken by Cardinal William H. Keeler when he was a bishop in Pennsylvania.
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Father Charles Moffatt, S.S.J., dies at 92

Father Moffatt, who served at St. Francis Xavier in Baltimore in the late 1950s, died Aug. 7 at Stella Maris in Timonium. He was 92.
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World must not forget suffering of Ukraine and its people, says prelate

"We plead with the international community not to neglect Ukraine and that we not be left alone with a much bigger and more powerful aggressor," said Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kiev-Halych, Ukraine.
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St. Agnes parishioner receives first Communion at Camp GLOW

“This is a Camp GLOW first,” said Deacon Fleming, who leads the camp. “It is truly a blessing. How appropriate to be with her family and friends to receive this blessed gift.”
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Seven children, two outreaches begun for Knights Family of the Year

A little more than two decades after they met at an ice cream social on the second day of class at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, Ryan and Elizabeth Young head the Knights of Columbus International Family of the Year.
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Archdiocesan leader in human resources dies at 75

Hired by Archbishop William D. Borders in 1979 as director of personnel services for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Kelly worked for 24 years at the Catholic Center in the field of human resources.
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Blogs & Commentary

Charity in Truth

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Sports are a bridge to new experiences, to unfamiliar faces, and can unite young people to each other in a unique and powerful way.
We cannot simply say, “Have a nice day,” to someone who is clinically depressed, and expect that to change his or her situation. But we can learn to identify warning signs (see box) and get help for those who are hurting.

Open Window

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Over the past few weeks, I have been going through some boxes of photos and mementoes. The idea is that I will organize them and maybe even discard some things I don’t need.

Faces of Faith

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As a child, Jo Ann Thomas watched her grandmother cook for the retired Josephite priests and brothers in residence at St. Joseph’s Manor in Roland Park. Those memories of growing up around the Josephites (her mother served them as a nurse) surround Thomas when she cooks with commercial-sized pots and pans in the kitchen of...

Question Corner

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Father Doyle fields questions about why St. Michael the Archangel is a saint and whether a Catholic can be involved in scattering the ashes of a non-Catholic loved one who requests it.

Word on Fire

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In the evangelical context, therefore, true accompaniment goes beyond fellowship. It has to do with offering the bread of life.

The Domestic Church

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Maybe, I find myself realizing, we all long to understand time better so we can know how to make better use of it.

Our Back Pages

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The Knights of Columbus will acknowledge an important part of their roots Aug. 7-9, when the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization holds its 136th annual Supreme Convention in Baltimore.

The Narthex

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The Polish priest told the Review that the wood strips in the windows separating the glass panes at Dachau seemed like crosses. Every time he looked out a window, he was reminded of the sign of redemption.

Dust and Dewfall

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Join Father Poston and his dog, Otto, on an "Otto Grotto Rosary Walk" in Emmitsburg.

Baltimore Boomer

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It’s been three weeks since a man with a grudge and a rifle shot down the doorway to the Annapolis Capital and murdered five of its employees, among them two colleagues. Every one of those 21 days has been required to process the mysteries of life and what can only be described as survivor’s guilt.

The Catholic Difference

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The vacation season is an opportunity to escape TwitterWorld and do some serious reading. These books will help make your summer enjoyable, instructive, or both.

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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The day after Nick left us, I was sobbing uncontrollably, pacing the floor alone in my living room, when my husband was out. I screamed at God, saying, “How could you take my son? My son!! Why did you take him from me???!!!”

Wit & Wisdom

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Our culture is hard on faith. In the name of freedom of choice, we are arguably becoming one of the least free societies.

Unconditional

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I turn 35 tomorrow and have been thinking about how I want to live in this new phase of my life. There are two philosophies that people use as guidelines for making decisions about their life’s experiences. I am posing a third.

A More Human Society

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Ideas have consequences, and for decades some very bad ideas have given aid and comfort to predators inside and outside the church.

World News

Pennsylvania grand jury says church was interested in hiding abuse

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said that more than 300 priests were linked to abuse claims and over 1,000 victims were identified.
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Abuse letter to Cardinal O’Malley was second priest sent officials

In a June 2015 letter to Boston's Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley obtained by Catholic News Service, a New York priest tells the prelate about "sexual abuse/harassment/intimidation" allegations he had heard concerning then-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick and asks that if the matter doesn't fall under his purview, to forward it to the "proper agency in the...
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Canon lawyers explain how Vatican abuse trials function

In canon law, there is a basic presumption of innocence but not to the extent seen in U.S. or British law. The accused has the right to defend himself and the right to counsel. But the promoter of justice, a role similar to prosecutor, does not have to prove motive, means or criminal intent.
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Pennsylvania grand jury says church was interested in hiding abuse

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said that more than 300 priests were linked to abuse claims and over 1,000 victims were identified.
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Pope calls for respect for migrants amid rising number of deaths at sea

With the rising death toll of migrants and refugees attempting the treacherous voyage across the Mediterranean Sea, Pope Francis urged world leaders to act to prevent further tragedy.
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Faith is lived with joyous gratitude, not slavelike duty, pope says

God always loves and generously gives first before asking for fidelity to his commandments -- which are the words of a loving father showing people the right way to live, Pope Francis said.
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