Ministry News

Weekend retreat helps young men discern religious calling

A discernment retreat held at St. Mary's Seminary in Roland Park attracted 16 participants considering religious life.
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Yummy Imperfection: Trying a Koobideh kabob recipe

I’m always interested in duplicating a favorite dish at home to save a little money—and also because it’s fun to see what we can create ourselves.
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Sister parishes in Baltimore, Columbia welcome release of archbishop’s reflection on racism 

Archbishop William E. Lori introduced “The Journey to Racial Justice” to several hundred men, women and children who appeared to be part of the solution to the lingering systemic issues addressed in his latest pastoral reflection. 
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Archbishop’s new pastoral reflection acknowledges history of slavery and racism

Archbishop William E. Lori released Jan. 21 his second pastoral reflection in 12 months on the effects of racism on society. “The Journey to Racial Justice: Repentance, Healing and Action” was to be released by the archbishop at St. Bernardine Parish in West Baltimore on the day that commemorates the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Archdiocese of Baltimore has enthusiastic presence at March for Life

The Archdiocese of Baltimore added to the massive pro-life presence Jan. 18 at the 46th annual March for Life and the youth rally and Mass that preceded it at Capital Arena. 
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Marchers urged to stand strong, fight for life with ‘compassion, hope’

Those who stand up for the dignity of life in all its stages and want to see this respect for all life enshrined once again in U.S. law have a friend in the Pence family and the Trump administration, Vice President Mike Pence told the March for Life crowd
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Youth at Mass for Life thanked for offering sign of hope for the future

They came from near and far, and even from Down Under, united in prayer and in standing together for life at the Archdiocese of Washington's annual Youth Rally and Mass for Life, held Jan. 18 at the Capital One Arena in Washington.
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The house that Renee Buettner built

Amid the many influential coaches managing editor Paul McMullen encountered or worked with, Renee Buettner was a favorite.
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USCCB education secretary is used to thinking outside the box

Mary Pat Donoghue, the new education secretary at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, knows that Catholic schools have to be creative not just to compete, but sometimes to survive.
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Archbishop Lori offers prayers at Hogan’s inauguration

Delivering the invocation at Gov. Lawrence Hogan Jr.'s second gubernatorial inauguration Jan. 16, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori asked God to bless Gov. Hogan and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford with wisdom, courage and love.
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Pope wants abuse summit to lead to clarity, action

At the upcoming meeting on protecting minors, Pope Francis wants leaders of the world's bishops' conferences to clearly understand what must be done to prevent abuse, care for victims and ensure no case is whitewashed or covered up.
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