Ministry News

Archdiocese of Baltimore to hold virtual town-hall meetings for input on sexual abuse crisis

“Because we were not able to invite everyone to the regional conversations we have already held, we are using two communications platforms – MyParish app and Flocknote – to facilitate conversations and solicit input from the wider archdiocesan community surrounding specific issues related to the abuse crisis,” the archbishop said.
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Slot car racing, homework fun, back to school night, and an Orioles game (7 Quick Takes)

The other day my phone rang, and I saw that it was my father. It was a rainy day, he was making a round-trip to New York that day, and he had left a few boxes of slot cars and track at his house for us.
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Church plans third-party abuse reporting system, code of conduct

Pledging to "heal and protect with every bit of the strength God provides us," the U.S. bishops' Administrative Committee Sept. 19 outlined actions to address the abuse crisis, including approving the establishment of a third-party confidential reporting system for claims of any abuse by bishops.
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Inaugural Faith Fest attracts 2,000 to Harford County

The inaugural Faith Fest in Harford County featured opportunities for worship, along with plenty of fun, family-friendly activities culminating in a colorful fireworks display.
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Archbishop Lori hears faithful’s concerns about scandals

In the five weeks after a Pennsylvania grand jury released a report detailing allegations of sexual abuse of more than 1,000 minors by 301 priests, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore visited more than a dozen locations in the archdiocese
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Catholic Charities distributes disaster relief to areas hit by Florence

The Carolinas were hard hit with record rainfall and flooding rivers from tropical storm Florence since it made landfall Sept. 14. And although the storm was downgraded from a hurricane to a Category 1 tropical storm, it still caused extensive water damage.
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Second Rosary Congress set for Oct. 7-13

The Archdiocese of Baltimore is presenting its second Rosary Congress Oct. 7-13 as a way of encouraging people to pray for peace, grow in faith and develop a deeper relationship with Christ.
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Pope, in Sicily, honors priest martyred by Mafia

Honoring a priest shot at point-blank range by the Mafia, Pope Francis insisted that true happiness and a real change in Sicilian society will come only when people love and care for one another rather than trying to grab as much money and power as they can.
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Archbishop Lori with West Virginia’s faithful on ‘journey of healing, reconciliation and a hopeful future’

The goal of this investigation is to arrive at the truth and justice for the good of individuals involved and for the common good of the church we love,” Archbishop Lori said.
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Discovering the power of faith formation programs

On Catechetical Sunday, I am feeling so very grateful to our parish and the catechists who care so deeply about our children's faith. We are definitely not alone on this journey.
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Finding comfort in the Blessed Mother’s sorrow

Life is so good and full of so much wonder and joy. But life can also be difficult and painful and sad. When it is, we know we can go running to our Blessed Mother, and she will understand.
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