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Schools earn A+ in study

The Catholic Review As we prepare to celebrate National Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 30-Feb. 5, I thought it beneficial to revisit the study on the economic benefits of Catholic schools, which was shared with community leaders two weeks ago and covered by our Catholic and other media. The study was conducted independently by Anirban Basu,...
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Schools earn A+ in study

The Catholic Review As we prepare to celebrate National Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 30-Feb. 5, I thought it beneficial to revisit the study on the economic benefits of Catholic schools, which was shared with community leaders two weeks ago and covered by our Catholic and other media. The study was conducted independently by Anirban Basu,...
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Remembering the real Matthew Snyder

Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder It’s a sad reality that Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder has become linked to the Westboro Baptist Church. The 20-year-old Marine was killed nearly five years ago when his Humvee overturned in Iraq. During his funeral, Westboro protesters held anti-gay and anti-Catholic signs outside St. John in Westminster – inexplicably insisting that Snyder’s death was...
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Notre Dame Prep meets challenge grant to build field in honor of Yeardley Love

Notre Dame Preparatory School has met a $500,000 challenge grant from The Charles T. Bauer Foundation that will allow the Towson school to begin two projects honoring deceased alumna Yeardley Reynolds Love: The Yeardley Reynolds Love Field and a scholarship in Love’s name.
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The Least We Can Do

The Catholic Review Last week, I read a newspaper article about a Connecticut man whose wife and two daughters were raped and murdered three years ago. At the killer’s recent sentencing hearing, the man, a physician, spoke of the impact such a crime has had on his life: “I seriously considered suicide many times. I...
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Catholic Sister, Brother Earn Highest Scouting Honors

A sister and brother were presented with the highest awards given by the Girl and Boy Scouts of America at a joint ceremony held at their home parish, St. Michael’s Church in Overlea on December 5th. Elizabeth and Jacob Kempske, residents of Perry Hall, received the Gold and Eagle Scout awards, considered among the highest...
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‘Christ has no hands but ours’

It is said that after German bombers destroyed an English cathedral during the Second World War, dedicated volunteers worked to repair one of the church’s broken statues of Christ. Rather than restore the figure’s missing hands, the artisans left Christ handless – replacing the artwork’s “Come unto Me” inscription with “Christ has no hands but ours.”...
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St. John Regional Catholic School Give Thanks to Military Services

At St. John Regional Catholic School in Frederick, Maryland, the students honored and gave thanks to United States military veterans and active duty soldiers during the month of November. As a visual reminder of their thanks, student’s adorned the school’s doorways with “stars” they created in honor of their military friends and family. Middle school...
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Finishing the Race

The Catholic Review The Archbishop’s column this week includes excerpts from his Respect Life Mass homily. What have we that is not from God? Everything can disappear tomorrow and as we came into this world with nothing, so will we depart, and without pockets in our caskets or U-Hauls trailing our hearses. Isn’t that what...
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Baltimore Catholic School Principal Honored by Bank of America

Ms. LaUanah King-Cassell, principal of Ss. James & John School in East Baltimore for the past 27 years, has received the Bank of America Local Hero Award and a $5,000 grant, which she designated to the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s inner city scholarship program, Partners in Excellence. Bank of America’s Neighborhood Excellence Local Heroes program seeks...
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Baird Named New CFO for Archdiocese

Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien, Archbishop of Baltimore, announced today the hiring of William J. Baird III of Towson to serve as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of the Department of Management Services for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Mr. Baird will be responsible for directing and coordinating the Archdiocese’s stewardship of resources in carrying...
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China’s Sheshan shrine prepares for pilgrims as World Expo begins May 1

SHANGHAI, China – The popular Sheshan Marian shrine in Shanghai is preparing to handle a large influx of visitors as the month of Mary coincides with the start of the six-month Shanghai World Expo.
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