Ministry News

A sleepover phone call, Year of the Dog festivities, a birthday party venue change, and a surprise autograph (7 Quick Takes)

I realized I’m a very uneven party thrower. I go way over the top ordering stickers to make Hershey kisses into Dog kisses, but I don’t start food prep for the party until about an hour before guests arrive.
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Illustrated family portraits

Robyn Barberry has fun with an illustrated image of her family.
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With growing student activism on gun violence, will lawmakers act?

This year 34 mass shootings, resulting in 60 deaths and 144 injuries, have been recorded by the online site Gun Violence Archive.
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Pope asks for a Feb. 23 World Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace

Pope Francis is asking Catholics around the world to observe a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace on Friday, Feb. 23.
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Bon Secours Health System merges with Ohio-based Catholic network

The Bon Secours Health System, a Marriottsville-based health ministry with roots in Baltimore that date to the 19th century, announced Feb. 21 its intention to merge with Mercy Health, which ministers in Ohio and Kentucky.
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Pope to young people: Break free from fear, fake online personas

It's time to break free from fear, fake online personas and looking at the world through a digital screen display, Pope Francis told young people.
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Archdiocesan Catholic schools partner with Discovery Education

The Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Department of Catholic Schools has entered into a new six-year partnership with Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms.
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Rev. Graham dies; world famous evangelist was admired by most Americans

Rev. Graham welcomed representatives of other denominations, including Catholics, to attend his crusades.
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Archbishop Lori supports call-in day to urge Congress to save DACA

"We are deeply disappointed that the Senate was not able to come together in a bipartisan manner to secure legislative protection for the Dreamers," the USCCB officials said in a joint statement Feb. 19.
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Jesus, our Eternal Fire Fighter

A fire fighter shares an amazing story of faith and salvation with Father Collin Poston.
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Pope says Paul VI will be declared a saint this year

Pope Francis told pastors in the Diocese of Rome that Blessed Paul VI would be canonized this year.
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Baltimore Catholic League enjoying historic season

The 24 boys on the McDonald’s All-American team include two from the Baltimore Catholic League.
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