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Worn marble steps of Holy Stairs to be uncovered for public to climb

For the first time in 300 years, the marble steps of the Holy Stairs will be free from the thick wooden panels installed in 1723 to protect the stairs and left uncovered for the public.
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Missionaries share faith from Annapolis to Emmitsburg to Towson

FOCUS missionaries are having an impact in the faith lives of young adults at three universities within the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Pope leads pilgrims in prayer for victims of mosque attack

Pope Francis called on Christians to unite in prayer for the victims of two mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, that left 50 people dead and dozens wounded in one of the worst mass shootings in the country's history.
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A simple St. Patrick’s Day appetizer: Shamrock-shaped tortilla chips

Every Sunday my fellow small group leader and I bring a snack for our second graders to enjoy in our Sunday School class. Because it was St. Patrick's Day, I thought we might make the snack a little more fun than usual.
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Fortune cookies, Shamrock Shakes, muskrat dinners, zoo charades, and more (7 Quick Takes)

Don't you just love fortune cookies? You get a cookie that has a little note just for you inside.
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‘Sister Hildie’ was beloved presence at IND for more than six decades

“She knew every nook and cranny of IND,” Sister Patricia McCarron said. “She had a window into the heart of every single IND girl. She was the spirit of IND.”
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After attacks, New Zealand bishops tell Muslims: ‘We hold you in prayer’

New Zealand's Catholic bishops have expressed horror and distress at a terrorist attack in two mosques in Christchurch that saw at least 49 people killed.
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More than 600 throughout Archdiocese of Baltimore seek entrance into the Catholic Church

In Annapolis, Baltimore and Emmitsburg, 611 people seeking full communion with the Catholic Church gathered for the Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion March 10.
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Baltimore-based CRS remembers four employees who died in Ethiopian Airlines crash

Archbishop William E. Lori offered a memorial Mass March 14 for the four employees of Catholic Relief Services who perished in the recent plane crash in Ethiopia.
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‘Home felt like church’ for future Baltimore priest

Pictures, both moving and still, figure prominently in the discernment of Deacon Matthew J. DeFusco.
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John Carroll School mourns loss of alum who raised awareness of Holocaust

The sudden loss of Andrew Klein came as students at his scholastic alma mater were receiving more lessons in empathy for and knowledge of others, thanks to his example and the foundation begun by his family
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